German Shepherd With Broken Foot Trapped In Industrial Lot

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When a dog is in need in California, there is one rescue organization to call – Hope For Paws. The amazing team came to the rescue of a stray female German Shepherd trapped in an industrial lot.

Lisa Arturo and JoAnn Wiltz arrived at the scene and saw the dog hiding behind some equipment. They enticed the dog with food to come closer to them. Slowly, the dog made her way to the fence to eat the food. It was unclear how the dog got into the lot but they assumed it was when the gate was last open.

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After offering food and water to the dog, they began to look for a way to get her out of the lot. They saw an opening in the gate and lured the dog over to see if she could fit through the opening. The sweet dog went to the opening but it was not big enough.

The rescuers called the property manager but he was not available until the following day. They promised the dog they would return the next day, but left plenty of food and water. The next day they returned to find her waiting at the gate for them.

Screen Shots: YouTube/Hope For Paws

Screen Shots: YouTube/Hope For Paws


Once the gate was unlocked, the friendly dog came limping over for some chicken the rescuers brought. Upon closer examination, they saw that she had a wound on her neck from an embedded collar and what appeared to be a broken hind leg. So instead of using a leash around her neck, they brought in the crate.

Screen Shots: YouTube/Hope For Paws

Screen Shots: YouTube/Hope For Paws


They named the beautiful girl Elsa. They loaded her into their car and headed for the vet to have her examined. Her neck had old wounds from an embedded collar and she did have a broken hind leg. She received treatment and returned to a healthy and happy dog.

Screen Shots: YouTube/Hope For Paws

Screen Shots: YouTube/Hope For Paws

The rescue team paid her a visit and played a game of fetch. The beautiful girl had the best time chasing balls and cooling off in a mini swimming pool. She is waiting for her forever home at Wags and Walks rescue.

Watch the amazing rescue in the video below.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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