Terrified Stray Golden Covered Her Face In Fear, But Soon She Learned That They Were There To Help

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Hope For Paws, an animal rescue organization, received a phone call regarding a nervous stray Golden Retriever.

Volunteers drove to area and spent five days trying to locate her. They finally spotted her right near a train. The loud noise from the trains passing by scared her, so she ran and hid under a dumpster.

hope for paws

hope for paws

One volunteer reached underneath the dumpster with a long snare to try and get it around the dog’s head, while another volunteer used a pole from the other side to guide the dog’s head so she wouldn’t run away. They eventually got the snare around her, and she started whining and fighting back.

hope for paws

hope for paws

Then, the Golden laid on her back and covered her face with her two front paws. She was visibly frightened and didn’t realize that these people were there to help her. The rescuers knew this would be difficult, but they weren’t willing to give up until they got the dog out from under there.

hope for paws

hope for paws

One of the rescuers reached underneath and began to gently pet her on her face to try and gain her trust and to let her know that she wasn’t in danger. He then carefully dragged her halfway out and then she eventually ran the rest of the way out on her own.

hope for paws

hope for paws

The dog, who they named Clarabelle, was much more calm now and let rescuers pet her and even hug her. She had been living on the streets in fear for far too long, but now she was finally safe and in good hands!

hope for paws

hope for paws

They lifted her up and put her in their car to take her back to their shelter. They gave her a much-needed bath and took great care of her. Clarabelle was so happy to finally receive love, play with toys, and get to sleep in a real warm bed.

hope for paws

hope for paws

And the best news of all? Since her rescue, Clarabelle has found a loving forever home! She no longer has to live in fear or fend for herself on the streets. She will now get to be a dog and a part of someone’s family!

hope for paws

hope for paws

Watch her rescue in the video below:

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.