A Good Samaritan called Hope For Paws to report that a stray dog had been injured by a car and was limping about their area. Eldad Hagar and Loreta Frankonyte, two rescuers, rushed over to help this poor dog. The dog was lying down in some grass, and the rescuers were about to put a portable gate around him. Unfortunately, he sensed something was wrong and became frightened, sprinting down the block.
Loreta came up to him with a plate of food. He was beginning to trust her as he calmed down. She was even allowed to pet him. When it comes to females, some dogs are more trusting. That’s something I noticed with one of my rescue dogs. It took her almost a year to feel at ease in the company of males.
Loreta was making great strides when the injured dog was startled by a loud noise and bolted. This sad tiny dog outran everyone on three legs. The rescuers were in such a hurry to bring the dog medical help. Some dogs are completely oblivious to the fact that people are attempting to assist them.
He’s undoubtedly been fed and abused by a variety of individuals. He had no means of knowing who he could trust or what their motives were. He was running for his life in his little doggy head. Loreta approached him once more and was able to gain his trust by bribing him with food.
She grabbed him by the scruff and managed to loop a leash around his neck despite the dog biting her. Strays can be quite risky to handle. They could be infected with rabies and bite. Loreta did an excellent job of handling the dog and transporting him to the car.
Echo was his new name, and he was about to embark on a new adventure. The first thing he needed to do was visit a veterinarian to determine the extent of his ailment. They found out how severe his break was at the vet. His leg had been severely crushed. He’d have to get his leg amputated.
Fortunately, this tiny puppy can move around on three legs with ease. Echo is doing beautifully! He’s only now beginning to heal physically and learn to trust people. Please visit The Lovejoy Foundation if you are interested in adopting Echo or another dog in need of a home.