Heroes Rescue Sweet Penelope: Too Sick To Stand On Her Own

Sweet girl Penelope couldn’t stand on her own feet. (Photo Credit: Hope For Paws)

Hope for Paws, a Los Angeles based non-profit animal rescue, got a call about a sick and possibly injured Pit Bull that was homeless and living in an industrial area.

Hope for Paws Founder Eldad Hagar and volunteer Lisa Chiarelli arrived on scene to find the sick, dog lying on blankets in a makeshift shelter. She was so sweet and docile and looked happy just to have some company. She eagerly accepted a cheeseburger that Chiarelli offered.

It did not go unnoticed that the dog was lying down and making no attempt to get to her feet.

They gave her a visual inspection and noticed a cut on the inside of one of her legs. This poor canine was just wasting away among blankets and trash and had become too sick to walk.

Off to a new life for you little girl. (Photo Credit: Hope For Paws)

Because of her gentle demeanor and poor condition they got a leash quickly, then gently picked her up to take her to get her some much needed medical care. She made no attempt to fight or flee from the help that was being offered.

Just then a man peddled up on a bike and said that he and a friend had been feeding the disabled dog for weeks. Hagar thanked him and assured him that the sick pup was in good hands.

This happy girl feels much better now. (Photo Credit: Hope For Paws)

While bathing her, Chiarelli christened her with name Penelope. A nice bath, a new name, a new life.

Hope for Paws provided Penelope with medical care for her injuries, and she is now available for adoption through The Little Red Dog animal rescue group. If you’re intersted in adopting Penelope, you can start by filling out THIS ADOPTOION FORM.

A message from the people at Hope for Paws

“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.”