When Hope For Paws received an urgent text message about a dog who was seen roaming around in the freeway, Eldad Hagar, who is the founder of the rescue organization, knew they had to act fast. Hope For Paws aims to rescue as many homeless animals from the streets and find them forever homes.
Danhy Drago, the person who alerted Eldad of the dog, pointed Eldad to the location. It was a dangerous place for a dog to be. Most especially because the dog’s area is where the 5 Freeway and the 605 Freeway meet, that means that if anything spooks the dog and runs, he will most certainly end up in the busy freeway.
Eldad and Danhy had to act carefully and not spook the dog. While Danhy is waiting on the other side of the storm drain where the dog was seen, Eldad walked to the other side. There, he saw the dog inside the drain. He wants the dog to enter the drain so that it will not run towards the freeway.
Luckily for Eldad, the dog did exactly what he wanted it to do. He then rushed toward the drain to block it. Seeing that he could squeeze into the drain, Eldad decided to go in after the dog. He crawled his way into the drain, notwithstanding the puddles of water and the spiders.
When he finally reached the other end, the dog had nowhere to run. But while the dog was confused and scared, it kept its calm, which is good for Eldad as he didn’t want the dog to act aggressively while he is in such a cramped space.
Eldad managed to secure the dog with a snare. Once he knew the dog was secured, he started to try and gain its trust. Several bystanders came to help with the rescue, and by opening the manhole directly above Eldad and the dog, they managed to secure the dog in the cage.
After having successfully captured the dog, Eldad then took it back to the rescue shelter, where it was scanned for a microchip and was given a bath. The dog had a microchip all along, and as it turns out, his name was Max. They contacted Max’s owners, where they found out that Max had escaped his home several days prior when he got spooked by fireworks.
Thankfully, with the help of Eldad and his team, Max was finally reunited with his family. Watch Max’s daring rescue in the video below.
Source Hope For Paws – Official Rescue Channel via Youtube