Hope for Paws: Helping Dogs

Hope for Paws is an animal rescue organization located in Los Angeles, California. Founded eight years ago by Audrey and Eldad Hagar, who have been taking care of neglected and abused animals in their own home for many years. Hope for Paws networks with animal rescue organizations from all over the world and has a vast Facebook following of people who care about the welfare of animals.

Too often, unwanted and unloved pets are killed at shelters because of overcrowded conditions. There is not enough time or money to go around to be able to save every single animal, but good people are doing everything that they can to save as many as possible. Abandoned in city streets and even dumped off in wilderness areas, many pets die of starvation and disease. Others die of abuse and neglect at the hands of those who were supposed to care for and protect them for all of their lives.

Unfortunately, many people treat pets as toys or luxuries that can be thoughtlessly discarded when they become the slightest bit inconvenient. Many of those who dump unwanted pets in country settings believe that the animal will be taken in by a family but that rarely happens.

It should go without saying that animals are living creatures who feel pain, joy, sadness and love. Every animal deserves to have a safe and happy life. Animals give so much to human beings and ask so little in return that it’s no wonder why animal rescue groups like Hope for Paws exist. Caring people want to make as much difference in the lives of abused and neglected animals as they possibly can, and often devote their entire lives to their cause.

Hope for Paws fosters unwanted dogs and other household pets in loving homes until permanent families can be found for them. Education is an important aspect of what they do, and their goal is to completely eliminate neglect and abuse of animals.

Watch the video below found on YouTube to learn more about how the organization helped rescue a blind and homeless dog. They were able to pay for the dog to have vision restored in one eye, and they also helped to ensure the dog was adopted into a loving home. It’s a great video!

Read more about Hope for Paws on the organization’s website: http://www.hopeforpaws.org/