When rescuers from Hope For Paws arrived to save the tiny homeless dog on the streets, they knew it was going to be a challenging rescue.
It was late at night, the dog was living by the side of the road. With large trucks zipping by and no barrier between the dog and the busy street, they decided to lay down a trap.
But Opal was super smart, which meant that Eldad had to resort to a method he did not want to use.
“I don’t like doing what I am about to do, but it was the only way,” says Eldad Hagar about his rescue of Opal. “I really don’t like using this method – especially knowing it will cost me in a painful bite, but I had no choice here,” he writes.
Luring Opal over to him with food, Eldad snatches her up and pins her down. After a few minutes of chaos and frightened barks, Opal was finally safe.
“Luckily, I had Loreta Frankonyte with me who helped me secure little Opal,” Eldad writes.
Watch the dramatic rescue in the video below.
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Opal is now in foster care, but she needs rehabilitation as she is definitely not used to human attention.
“Opal needs a very special home for someone who will give her endless love, someone who will hug her and will continue the amazing work that her foster mom is doing,” says Eldad. “To apply to adopt Opal, please contact our friends at Paw Prints In The Sand.