Friday, March 31, 2017

This Week at Rescue TV!

Dog Saved in Desert by Tourists Shows. Why Sharing Rescue Stories is So Important. There is no such thing as reading too many rescue stories. Sometimes, we start watching videos on the Hope For Paws YouTube channel and before we know it, two hours have passed by — oops, but not really. No matter how many dog rescue videos we watch, they all inevitably bring us to tears. It’s really inconvenient when this happens in a public space and you have to casually pretend that there’s something in your eye and you’re not crying about dogs while you’re on the treadmill (true story).

But rescue videos are good for more than just making us feel feelings. Not only do they showcase the amazing things that an animal rescue is doing, but they can also teach us what to do if we’re ever in a situation where a homeless animal needs our help. If it weren’t for Hope For Paws‘ social media presence, Bailey, the dog in the photos below, might never have had a chance.

Bailey was found by two German tourists who were crossing the desert. When they spotted this sick pup, they knew that they had to pause their travels to save his life.
Bailey was so frightened it took them an hour to convince him to get into their rental car. They realized that Hope For Paws wasn’t far away – they had seen many of the rescue’s videos – so they gave them a call.
Thanks to their quick thinking, Bailey was treated for Sarcoptic Mange, Demodectic mange, and several infections and parasites. After a nice, warm bath, Bailey wagged his tail. He was learning to trust humans.
After a lot of treatment and love, Bailey, the dog who was too scared to approach humans, has made a full recovery. It’s safe to say he has learned car rides with humans are absolutely amazing.
It’s because of all the compassionate people (like you!) who share rescue videos on social media that Bailey’s rescuers knew exactly what to do. Now, this pup is ready to find his forever family.
Bailey’s video shows us why sharing rescue videos are so important. While you may never be in a situation where you come across a homeless animal, you never know who that video on your timeline might help.

To learn more about Hope For Paws, visit their official website. You can view all Hope For Paws rescues at Sunset TV. If you’re interested in adopting Bailey, contact Much Love Dog Rescue. All image source: Eldad Hagar/Flickr

This Guy is Winning Hearts for Stopping Pizza Deliveries to Rescue a Lost Dog. We love pizza. Not much beats the many delicious and versatile ways you can enjoy this perfect food – and, just a warning, if you try to stop us while we are eating a slice of our favorite piece of pizza, we’re not going to be too happy. Well, unless you are a dog in need. And thankfully Steve Donovon, a pizza delivery person, feels the same way.

Donovan was out delivering pizzas when he saw a lost dog running across four lanes of traffic. Even though he was headed to deliver pizzas, he couldn’t just turn a blind eye to the pup. Donovan turned around to fetch the dog. What a guy!

The dog, Mr. Snickers, thankfully had a tag on his collar (something all dog parents should have!) so our hero could easily reunite him with his rightful guardians. But first, Donovan had to deliver the pizzas. So Mr. Snickers adorably rode along to help make the deliveries. Mr. Snickers was the perfect passenger, not even trying once to eat the pizza.
After making a few deliveries, Donovan safely returned Mr. Snickers back to his home. “I have a strict policy of stopping and chasing stray dogs I see,” he wrote on Reddit. Donovan also noted that he would have welcomed losing his job over this because helping Mr. Snickers meant so much more in the long run. We are so thankful there are people like Donovan in the world!
If you ever spot a lost animal running along a busy street, there are a few things you can do to help. First, do not cause a traffic accident by slamming on your brakes to stop and help. Instead, wait for the next legal turn-around to pull over. Get out of your vehicle only when it is safe to do so. If you see an animal running down the median of a freeway where it is too dangerous for you to pull over, call 911 immediately to report the stray as a possible road hazard.

You never know when an animal might need your help, so if like Donovan, you can’t say no an animal in need, consider keeping an animal rescue kit in your car at all times. This can include such items as a leash, crate, food and water, treats, a warm blanket, and a pet first aid kit. Carry an extra leash with you when you go on dog walks, but be careful when approaching a stray animal when you have your own doggies with you.

For more tips on how to help a lost animal, click here. Thank you, Steve Donovan, for bringing a smile to our faces! Image Source: Steve Donovan/Reddit

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