At 4 in the morning, neighbors heard cries of distress of a homeless dog that had been wandering the area’s streets for the past few weeks. They weren’t sure what the matter was at that time but when they got the chance to check what happened, they realized she howled because she felt anguished. They tried to help but they were afraid to get close to her so they asked for help from a local rescue group.
When rescuers arrived, they tried to approach the dog but they backed off when she showed signs of aggression. So instead, they asked for help from another rescue organization called Hope For Paws. Hurriedly, volunteers JoAnn Wiltz and Alex Babcock responded.
JoAnn and Alex quickly noticed the dog had something in her mouth, and when they checked it, they realized it was her puppy. It didn’t move at all so they knew it was already dead. The momma dog, however, didn’t comprehend that her baby was gone so she tried to revive it instead.
Nervous and a little hesitant to approach, JoAnn and Alex asked Eldad Hagar, their lead rescuer, to join in on the mission. They told him the dog was protecting her dead puppy which was why she was a tad aggressive.
Eldad quickly went to work once he was on-site. He wanted to bring the dog to safety right away but he knew he had to take his time. He slowly gained her trust by offering her some food and then secured her with a catch pole and a gentle snare at the same time.
Eldad spent a few more minutes with the dog he named Kailani and waited for her to relax. Later on, he decided it was time to leave so he and his colleagues encouraged her to walk into the travel crate. And of course, they brought her puppy, Lani, with them to the clinic to be cremated.
Kailani was so sad. She whined and cried because she missed her baby so much. So to help her cope, Eldad stayed with her the entire night and even gave her a plush penguin to keep her company. And in the morning, she felt so much better that she was ready to play.
Kailani is now in her foster home and she’s ready to find her new family. She is a sweet girl and she gets along great with other dogs. Surely, she will be an excellent addition to anyone’s family.
Credits to Hope For Paws