A Good Samaritan reached out to Hope For Paws after spotting an injured stray in their neighborhood. Quickly, rescue workers JoAnn Wiltz and Katie McKittrick headed out to save the dog. They battled rush hour traffic to get to the rescue location right away.
Once at the site, JoAnn and Katie began their search. Moments later, they saw the dog and agreed that the best way to catch him was to lure him into the trap. But the pup wasn’t interested in food because the neighbors fed him regularly.
The dog seemed to know that the ladies were after him. He kept walking away and refused to let them come near him. But after about an hour, he got tired and decided to take a rest inside a garage.
With the owner‘s permission, the rescuers secured the area and entered the property where the dog found refuge. They made sure the pup won’t escape, but they didn’t have a gentle snare to try and catch him. Without one, JoAnn and Katie had to be creative.
Terrified, the pooch hid under the car. It was almost impossible for the rescuers to reach him without a snare, but JoAnn managed to place the Lucky Leash around his neck when he moved toward her. She tried to pull him out gently, but the dog was so scared that he fought back.
JoAnn worried the leash would get loose, so she grabbed a towel and wrapped it around the dog. After a few minutes of struggle, she was able to grip the pup and placed him inside the travel crate. Without using a snare, however, JoAnn got bit.
The rescuers left and headed out to the clinic, where JoAnn received medical attention. Afterward, they took the dog, which they agreed to name Jax, to the vet for an examination. The vets revealed Jax’s deformed leg caused him discomfort, and amputation was the only option for him to live a comfortable life.
Jax underwent surgery and proceeded to foster with L.A. Animal Rescue. Three months later, he found his forever home. He lost a leg but gained a family in return.
Credits to Hope For Paws