Good samaritans set up a makeshift for the dog and even fed her, however, the dog needed to get off the streets asap.
Hope for Paws founder, Eldad Hagar, and volunteer Lisa Chiarelli arrived at the scene to find the sick pit bull lying on blankets in its makeshift home. She was sweet and docile and looked very happy to have company.
The dog even accepted a cheeseburger Chiarelli offered, and seeing how thin she was, she could certainly use the food.
Soon rescuers noticed that the dog made no attempt to stand up, and it was then they noticed a cut on the inside of one of her legs. The poor dog was just wasting away among blankets and trash and was too sick to even walk.
Since the pit bull had such a gentle demeanor, it was easy for them to get a leash on her quickly, and Chiarelli picked her up to take her to get some much needed medical care. Not once did she made any attempt to fight or flee away from the help that was being offered to her.
Chiarelli decided to name the dog Penelope, and after a nice bath and medical treatment for her wounds, she was on her way to a better life. Penelope has since been adopted, but Hope For Paws shared this important message:
“Pets are not items that can be thrown away or exchanged for younger models. Animals are sentient beings who feel pain, love, joy, mourning, and loss. These valuable creatures help us whether it is assisting the blind or finding people under the rubble from an earthquake. They help us in times of war and during human catastrophes…”
“We want to help both humans and animals alike live harmonious and fulfilling lives together,” they continued.