3-legged chihuahua sleeps in a shoebox in the rain

To me, it’s not even a question or a debate: Every dog in the world deserves a warm and loving home! This is why it hurts so much to see abandoned dogs living on the street, fighting for their lives.

Fortunately, there are a lot of great animal rescue organizations out there. The people working with these organizations are true heroes, and they deserve all the praise in the world for dedicating their lives to rescuing animals in need.

In 2016, a concerned man contacted the animal rescue organization Hope For Paws and told them that she had found a tiny dog living alone in a shoebox.

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Of course, the Los Angeles-based organization acted immediately.

When rescuers arrived at the scene, they found the poor pup sleeping in the rain on top of a shoebox. Seeing the dog in that poor condition crushed their hearts – it was like she knew no one loved or cared about her.

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They then decided to lift the little Chihuahua up – and soon realized that she wasn’t like other dogs.

The dog, whom they named Princess, was missing one of her forelegs and didn’t look like she was able to walk properly. They wrapped her up in a towel, brought her to their car, and drove her to an animal hospital, where they gave her a warm bubble bath.

When the rescuers started investigating the case, they learned that the neighbors thought the dog belonged to the people next door. Apparently, the dog lived outside for five months before one neighbor realized something was wrong. That’s when the neighbor called animal rescue.

When they got the call, Eldad and Loreta from Hope for Paws went straight to the house to save the little dog. The homeless Chihuahua hadn’t felt loved for a long time, but Princess’ eyes lit up when the rescuers stroked her with love and promised to protect her.

 It was evident that she needed immediate attention and care.

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After Princess was cleaned up and had a hearty meal, a veterinarian examined her. It turned out, the little doggie was in surprisingly poor shape. She had severe anemia and diseases that left her constantly weak and tired.

Soon, Princess was running around on her three legs and seemed to enjoy the people around her. Then in March 2017, Hope For Paws was happy to announce that Princess had found a foster home.

We’re so happy that these animal lovers found Princess and nursed her back to health! Please consider sharing the article with your friends and help us raise awareness about the important work that Hope For Paws is doing!