Stray Dog Melts into Rescuer’s Arms

April Livingston | February 17th, 2018

Despite many people trying their hardest, it seems it was nearly impossible to catch a little stray dog. For several days, perhaps even weeks, a little terrier mix ran around a parking lot that was located near a church and school in Monrovia, California. She was often spotting running around, dodging cars on the busy road located near the buildings. Many people were concerned about her well being, but no one could catch him to get him the help he needed. That is, until a woman named Piper Wood from the organization Hand in Paw stepped in. She founded the rescue group in Los Angeles, California, and made it her personal mission to rescue the little dog.

Piper Wood//Facebook
Piper Wood//Facebook

There had been plenty of sightings of the dog, including some of her hiding in the bushes. So, when Piper arrived on the scene to rescue her, she wasn’t sure where the dog—now named Matilda—would be hiding. She found her cowering in a corner near the school. She was terrified, sitting in a pile of her own feces and urine because she was simply too terrified to move. She even had tar hanging from her chin and stuck to her paws, which was causing her pain. Matilda the dog needed help and she needed it quickly.

Piper Wood//Facebook
Piper Wood//Facebook

The dog actually let Piper pick her up and though she fought at first, once they reached her car Matilda just melted into her lap and snuggled up to her rescuer. It was as though she knew she was finally, after all this time, safe. Matilda was given a bath to remove the tar from her fur and once she was tucked into a dog bed, she fell fast asleep. As time has gone on, Matilda is becoming more confident and happy, but what she needs now is a forever home—which Piper doesn’t think will take very long for this sweet pup!

Piper Wood//Facebook
Piper Wood//Facebook
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