Pit Bull Found In A Canyon Wouldn’t Let Anyone Near, So Rescuers Did What They Had To Do

She was stranded there by herself for two whole weeks.

Hope For Paws has done an amazing job of rescuing dogs over the years in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, and each and every rescue seems to be totally unique and special in its own way. And this one is no different. I’ve never seen one quite like this — watch as Hope For Paws makes their way to Turnbull Canyon to try and capture a very good girl.

It all started when Hope For Paws received a call about an abandoned dog in the canyon. The pit bull had survived there all by herself for two weeks. Animal control and some Good Samaritans tried capturing her over that time period, but she was too scared to let anyone close. So assistants Lisa Arturo and JoAnn Wiltz set out to rescue the pit bull with that in mind.

Turnbull Canyon is a very dangerous place for a dog to be stranded because of the extreme heat, coyotes, and constant traffic. Needless to say, rescuing Zelda as soon as possible was the top priority. The only way was to use a gentle snare while she was distracted. The pit bull had a brief moment of panic before realizing the rescuers were there to help.

Zelda is now with a foster awaiting the perfect forever home. The sweet girl loves other dogs and loves to play, and she will make the perfect companion for one lucky family. 🙂

To make a donation and help save the next dog out there, please visit: http://www.HopeForPaws.org
To adopt Zelda, please contact: http://www.LAAnimalRescue.org