Eldad Hagar, Hope For Paws Animal Rescue’s lead rescuer and founder, received a text message from his good friend Danhy Drago that needed his urgent response. She said that a brown Boxer wandered the Sante Fe Springs city drainage system. He tried to get out but the steep slopes caused him to fall down the canal over and over again.
Firemen and police officers came but failed to rescue the dog because he was too scared to let anyone near him. Several other volunteers were also unsuccessful in saving the pup. Hence, Danhy knew that if there was anyone who could save him, it would be her friend Eldad.
Danhy located the exact spot where the dog was and waited for Eldad’s arrival. Once they were both on-site, they immediately went to work and searched the area for the dog. It didn’t take very long and they found him sleeping in the storm drain.
The rescuers blocked every way out to keep the dog from running into the busy highway. Later on, they approached from different directions and hoped he’d walk right into the pipe, where he had nowhere to run. Fortunately, he did precisely what they hoped he’d do.
Eldad thought the dog would surrender now that he was cornered, but he was wrong. Terrified, he turned his back and walked away. So despite having not enough space for him to maneuver the gentle snare, he crawled into the drainage pipe until they both reached the end of the tunnel.
The rescuer secured the dog with the use of the gentle snare and gently pulled him out. Meanwhile, some volunteers opened the manhole from above. They helped grabbed the dog as the rescuer lifted him and then completely secured him inside a cage.
On their way to CARES, an animal hospital and rehab center, Eldad was surprised to know that the dog had a chip and that his name was Max. His mom adopted him about 8 years ago, but he ran away because he got scared when people lit fireworks in their neighborhood.
Thanks to Danhy, Eldad, and everyone who played part in his rescue, Max was able to go back to his loving home unscathed. His family missed him a lot, and they were so grateful that they got him back.
Credits to Hope For Paws