Hope For Paws reaches out to every call it gets about strays. This sometimes means traveling cross country to help outside LA. One such case took Eldad Hagar and Loreta Frankonyte all the way to South Carolina to help save an injured dog.
Animal control and local police in SC called for help saving Hermione, she lived alone in a forest after getting abandoned.
After a year on her own, she, unfortunately, stepped on a rusty coyote trap.
Local authorities tried to rescue her for five days but had no luck. They asked Eldad to fly in to save Hermione. Eldad readily accepted, and along with Loreta, arrived to help the poor dog.
Eldad and Loreta, along with local authorities, failed to find Hermione on their first day in SC. Thinking the officers scared Hermione, the rescuers asked to work on their own the next day. They succeeded in finding the dog on the edge of a clearing in the area.
Loreta sat with Hermione and fed her to gain her trust. Not wanting the dog to run away, Eldad kept his distance.
The rescuers patiently waited for two hours to get Hermione, but the pooch spooked and disappeared into the forest.
Eldad thought about using soccer nets to secure the area and prevent Hermione from taking off again. Kimberly Cockrell, along with numerous volunteers, helped in surrounding the location. Alarmed by the number of people converging on her, Hermione frantically looked for an escape.
Eldad expertly put a gentle snare on the panicking dog. After a year alone and five painful days, Hermione finally gets rescued. Eldad immediately brings her to the local vet to get her leg checked.
The local vet did what they could to remedy Hermione’s injured foot, but Eldad knew the dog needed Dr. Robert Olds back in LA. After two surgeries, a couple removed toes, and numerous months of treatment for her foot and heartworm, Hermione finally received a clean bill of health. She relishes her new lease in life and looks forward to finding her forever home.
Credits to Hope For Paws