Hope for Paws was told about a dog living near the LAX Airport. Airports are a dangerous area for dogs to be because of all the activity from airplanes traveling in and out, as well as constant vehicle traffic. This poor dog had been fending for herself there.
Lisa Arturo and JoAnn Wiltz attempted to close in on the dog, but she got scared and ran toward the traffic. With all the commotion of this busy area, it’s no wonder that she would be frightened and unwilling to trust people.
The rescuers decided to set a trap. Trap might not sound humane, but it’s for the best to get her off the streets and to safety.
It almost worked on the first try, but the dog was startled and took off running. The dog had been staying in the parking garage, though, and they decided to take a crate there. Sadly, they had no luck there, either, after several hours.
Rescued At Last
Finally, on day four of their attempts, the rescuers confirmed that they had successfully trapped the dog! It’s happy news for the dog and her safety, but a call about her microchip brought sadness.
Hope For Paws learned that the owner no longer owned the poor pup. It’s likely that the owner decided to abandon her. Viva, as the dog was named by her rescuers, didn’t have a family or home to return to.
This story doesn’t have an entirely sad ending, though! Foxy and the Hounds took Viva in to foster her. There, she has been able to feel safe, and she has even begun to come out of her shell. You wouldn’t guess that she was once terrified of others!
The little cutie is now waiting for her forever home. She’s happy, and playful, and so full of life. She has a very promising future ahead of her!