Hope for Paws did everything they could for a sick, old Pit Bull found abandoned on the side of the road. Sadly, it was too late and the prior abuse just too severe.
The rescue organization received a call from Gabriela Sepulveda about the dog. He had been abandoned at a bridge and collapsed. The poor old dog could not walk.
When Eldad Hagar and Lisa Chiarelli arrived in the area, they saw the weak dog lying on the ground. The poor emaciated dog had a hard time keeping his head up.
What’s more appalling is the Pit Bull was infested with thousands of ticks.
Despite what he was going through and what he had endured, the dog was very friendly. He let his rescuers pet him and scratch his head.
Lisa and Eldad carefully carried the dog, who they named Dennis, to the car and immediately brought him to an animal hospital.
There, the dog remained calm as the staff and Lisa herself teamed up to remove all the ticks from his fragile body. He was also given a bath – which is probably his first in many months.
Poor Dennis’ blood test showed that he had severe anemia and would need blood transfusion.
With the help of Lola, a fellow Pit Bull, Dennis received the blood he needed.
Dennis received all the love, care, and treatment everybody around him could give.
Sadly, he was just too weak.
After 5 days, Dennis passed away in the company of loving people. Sadly he only knew love and kindness for just a short time.
Not all rescues don’t have happy endings, but this doesn’t stop animal rescuers from doing what they do.
Hope for Paws left a heartbreaking message at the end of the video.
“Rest in peace, Dennis. We are sorry that humans failed you,” it reads.
Run free from pain, Dennis. :- (