The relationship between dogs and people is built on love and trust and is a mutually beneficial relationship. It’s a sad fact, however, that we humans often fail our loyal pups, leaving them to pay the price for our mistakes. Thank heavens that there are wonderful people out there who do their best to help save these dogs and show them that all people aren’t as bad as they think.
Kona is a gorgeous white poodle, but she didn’t always look like the fluffy, friendly pup she is today. In fact, this loyal dog lived on the streets, terrified of people and scrounging for food day in and day out. Her life was hard, full of absolute terror and the constant growling of her stomach.
It was Kona’s lucky day when one man, known only as Pollo, saw her plight and knew he wouldn’t be able to live with himself if he didn’t help. Pollo fell in love with the plucky little pup but was unable to gain her trust, and knew she’d need serious help.
Pollo did the best he could under the circumstances and began leaving food out for Kona, taking care of her as if she were his own. He loved the sweet little pup so dearly that he even built her a dog house of her very own. He worked hard, patiently fighting to win her trust. In spite of Pollo’s selfless efforts, Kona’s condition continued to worsen; he realized he would need to seek professional help in order to save her.
Hope For Paws heard Pollo’s call for help, and jumped into action. They convinced the frightened pup to approach them and were quickly able to catch her. They immediately rushed her to the veterinarian; prompt medical attention would critical if she were suffering from anything underneath all of her matted fur.
Kona was forced to suffer the indignity of being shaved from head to toe; she never held it against her rescuers, though, and slowly warmed up to them. During the shearing, they removed half a pound of matted fur. One can only imagine how much better she felt after finally being free of it! Kona is now a happy and healthy dog, who lives with her rescuer while she waits for her forever home. She’ll never again have to worry about where her next meal is coming from, or about her fur becoming that matted ever again.
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