Dog rescues always bring a tear to my eye, but this one is particularly special. Without the help of kind humans, the L.A. Fire Department, and a microchip, this injured mastiff would have likely died. Luckily, her story has a very different ending.
The terrified pup was first spotted by a tourist Santa Monica, California. She called Hope for Paws, an organization that has been saving stray dogs since 2008. Within a few hours, they arrived at the scene, not yet realizing that it would take the help of a community to rescue the dog.
Somehow, she had found her way into a canal.
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There was no way to tell how long she’d been on her own. Rescuers immediately noticed that her left paw was broken.