If you have $10 to spare and love dogs, you might want to buy this book by Eldad Hagar. http://www.hopeforpaws.org/
Go here http://www.flickr.com/photos/eldad75/sets/72157603933491130/ to view some of the many dogs this wonderful person (and his wonderful wife!) have rescued.
This ones name is Fifi! :)
This is one minute after this dog was scheduled to be put to sleep. Elphy found a home!
Eldad kissing one of his foster dogs, Rosie.
This is Bradley and here is his story:
“We rescued Bradley from the shelter last night, and today I took him to a neurologist.
The doctor had only sad news for Bradley…
We agreed he should go to sleep and not suffer this severe hydrocephalus. (as you can see, his head is weirdly shaped due to a lot of fluids in his head / brain).
I didn’t want to let him go yet, so from the vet I took Bradley to the beach, I sat with him, played with him, and I fed him many cheeseburgers and fried chicken.
We sat there for two hours, and after that I took him to the vet’s office right on the beach, and he went to sleep forever :-( ” ~ Eldad Hagar
Bradley was blind and likely had a very bad headache from his condition- which could have been prevented!
I found out about Eldad and his cause through this blog post: http://desiretoinspire.blogspot.com/2009/05/some-winks-i-had-to-share.html
Most of his dogs are from a shelter or found on the streets of LA. They are in need of medical treatment due to neglect, being hit by a car, etc. 100% of the proceeds from the book go back to the dogs. This man goes out on the streets and gets these dogs himself. He traps them with egg mcmuffins and for a really tough case he uses burgers from Jack in the Box! He’s been bitten, pooed on, peed on, vomited on and sometimes all 4 in the same day. God bless him for what he does for these animals!
Taz- one minute after leaving the shelter- sad and depressed.
One bath and one week later. Happy Happy Happy!
This is Jewels the day she was picked up from the shelter.
Awaiting her adoption!
This is Eldad’s plea (from his profile)
My name is Eldad Hagar. I moved to the U.S 10 years ago, and I LOVE it here :-)
Before you’ll get bored with my profile, I’ll tell you that our Non-Profit Animal Rescue Organization (501C-3) called “Hope For Paws” is in trouble. The economy is bad and we get no donation to help us save the animals, and unfortunately, people are not really buying the book telling the story of our rescued animals.
Without either one of these, we won’t be able to save dogs like Bradley, and Harvey and Dolly, and it’s just not fair that so many animals will die because we had no money.
I have no other choice but begging for help. I know the economy is bad, and I know money is tight now, but that’s why we priced the book so low. (only $9.95 for a 100 page, full color, hard cover book).
All the money we are getting from the sales of this book go directly towards saving more homeless animals… we never get paid… we volunteer our time and some money we have, but when a surgery cost $2,000, it’s just impossible without some help from people who love animals.
Please support our rescue and help us save more animals.
Go here to buy the book: http://www.hopeforpaws.org/book.htm
Go here to see the animals he and his wife have rescued: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eldad75/
and please, if you are considering buying a dog or cat, think about the wonderful thing you can do by adopting from a shelter instead!
All photos are by Eldad Hagar and are just a sampling of what you will receive in his book!