Jennifer and Dax Grooms waited for the Los Angeles group Hope for Paws to arrive to help a severely injured pit bull who had collapsed in a South Los Angeles lot. Founder of the non profit, Eldad Hagar was there to help.
According to the organization and in a most heartwarming video made as Eldad approached the frightened dog, his lucky leash softly touched her and within moments the dog's eyes showed hope. Named Cadence by her rescuers, some medical intervention, food, and a safe night's rest, Cadence woke up readily accepting treats, and within 24 hours, the dog was kissing and cuddling.
Three weeks later, after eye surgery to save her sight and a great foster home, Cadence is anxious to find a "furrever" home.
It is suspected Cadence had been a 'bait dog." These often gentle dogs are used as practice dogs for a dog being trained to fight. The bait dogs' snouts are usually wrapped with duct tape, or their teeth are pulled and nails are clipped; the dogs have virtually no ability to fight back. Most are mauled or killed. When their usefulness is no longer needed, the bait dogs are either killed or abandoned to languish in agony until they die.
The story doesn't end there. Just two days after her rescue, Hope for Paws rescued another stray dog from the South Central section of Los Angeles. He was named Chance.
And then an even more touching drama began as Chance and Cadence met, and Chance began to lick away the wounds of the bait dog's past.
Cadence is currently being fostered, and is gentle with other dogs and small children. Chance's video will soon be available.
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