As humans, we all need someone to be there for us to rely on. Animals, too, in this manner, need a companion, especially dogs.
Dogs can't live full lives without human companionship, someone to take care of them. When deprived of this, they tend to lose hope and not be as agile they are meant to be.
This was the case of Yankee, a poodle who had been homeless for quite some time, living all alone, roaming the streets of Los Angeles.
The neighbors were used to seeing Yankee, helping him out whenever they could, giving him food and water. But no one offered the one thing dogs needed the most: companionship.
Poor Yankee always had to fend for himself, rain or shine.
One day, the neighbors noticed Yankee was hidden in a corner, as though he were injured and afraid. Knowing they needed to get help, someone dialed Hope For Paws, a rescue organization in Los Angeles.
The rescuers came to Yankee’s aid Immediately. They found him and realized he was not physically but emotionally injured: he had just given up hope.
Yankee immediately became hostile on seeing them with a leash coming towards him, but the founder of Hope For Paws, Eldad Hagar, knowing poor Yankee was just scared, reached out to him.
All the neighbors gathered and were very glad to see Yankee was getting the help he needed. Yankee received excellent medical care, although his health itself was not in bad shape: He just needed a thorough bath!
Yankee was then taken into foster care with Rescue From The Heart, where he met a little boy who nursed him back to health with love and care.
The boy taught Yankee how to play, run, and jump in the fields again, thoroughly enjoying life. Yankee is now a healthy poodle who is full of so much love to share with his forever home.
We are excited about Yankee's journey from grass to grace and his newfound faith in human love. We are anxious to hear about the the incredible love that awaits him in his forever home.