When animal rescue organization Hope For Paws received an emergency call for help about a little dog dying in the Los Angeles River, volunteer Eldad was quick to respond. Although, things were worse than anyone ever could have imagined. It turns out, the dog did not end up in the river as a result of its own volition.
The poor pup had actually been brutalized by a human and then thrown over 30 feet down into the canal.
To make matters worse, that particular section of the river was completely dry. When the dog landed in the canal, it smashed face first into hard concrete.
It was an extreme act of abuse and we’re sure the criminal was fully aware that they were essentially sentencing the dog to death with their actions. Luckily, however, an onlooker witnessed the event and called Hope For Paws for assistance.
Eldad speeded toward the spot in the river where the dog had last been seen and arrived just in time. The whole rescue was captured on video, and honestly, it’s hard to watch.
As Eldad arrived at the river, he immediately spotted the little dog, bloodied and injured, sitting in the canal on top of an old discarded potato chip bag.
He and the other volunteers hoisted a ladder over the fence surrounding the canal in order to climb down in and get access.
Eldad approached the injured dog and gave him a gentle pat on the head.
The dog let out a short whimper. He must have been in so much pain! Although, what the rescuers discovered next was even more shocking. As the group carefully lifted up the pup to transport him back to their vehicle, they couldn’t believe their eyes.
Not only had some sick individual beaten the little dog, but they had also cut off his foot!
It is one of the cruelest things we have ever seen.
Eldad rushed Jordan into the animal hospital and conveyed the shocking story to the vets.
On the way there, Eldad named the brave pup Jordan.
“I have an emergency,” Eldad said. “A homeless man cut his leg off and threw him down to the river.”
The vets quickly went to work and patched Jordan up the best they could.
Obviously, his life would never be the same again, but after surgery and a blood transfusion, fortunately, the pup was stable.
Within a few short days, he was already up and walking around again too!
They found him a foster home with a kind and loving woman in the area.
Although Jordan doesn’t run quite as fast as he used to, he still seems very happy and doesn’t seem to mind.
It’s so inspiring that the brave little dog found the courage to keep going.
The quick actions by the rescue workers from Hope For Paws saved Jordan’s life that day.
It is horrible what happened to him, but we are so thankful that he managed to survive. He has been through a lot, but now, he can rest assured knowing that no one will ever abuse him like that ever again.
Watch the whole video of the brave pup’s rescue and recovery below.
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