Mother dog found living in a garbage can, see her remarkable rescue and transformation


When concerned citizen Vanessa Rosales witnessed a homeless dog struggling to survive on a construction site, she called Hope for Paws, a Los Angeles-based, nonprofit rescue organization that aims to educate the public on the societal importance of companion animals. Hope for Paws rescuers advised Rosales against trespassing and took matters into their kind, capable hands.

Eldad Hagar and Lisa Chiarelli arrived on the scene and asked construction workers about the dog’s location. The workers allowed them into the gated private property, but the team was unsure it would find the fearful pooch amid the disturbing noise and rubble of scattered, unsafe construction materials.

To Hagar’s surprise, he quickly spotted the dog, tragically hunched over in a sideways trashcan where she had taken refuge with her lone pup. The garbage can’s lid was propped open with a two-by-four, and a decaying cardboard box lined its base, indicating a person had helped set up the den. Chiarelli named the tawny mother Zoe and the adorable black puppy Meadow.

Allegedly, when the previous landlords sold the property, they left behind their dog to fend for herself, and Zoe was impregnated on the streets. According to construction workers, local children stole the rest of the litter, Meadow’s five brothers and sisters.

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