Originally posted in 2015 some stories are timeless.
In late 2013 we reported another sad story of a dog's brush with death but at least it was a story of hope and love.
"A 1-year-old female Husky dog found at a trash dump was presumed abandoned. It could have been the end for the young dog but she was rescued by a dedicated animal lover named Eldad Hagar.
Then there was Frankie.
Frankie was a tiny Chihuahua, found living in a drainpipe and rescued, by Hope for Paws; Eldad Hagar works for the Hope for Paws Animal Rescue Organization, in Los Angeles.
When Hagar found the young Husky dog at the dump the pup was in a deplorable condition, but now the dog's life is changing for the better. The dog, now called Miley, was in a very poor condition. She was spotted by a man called Daniel. He saw the dog as it walked along the side of a railway track. He took a couple of photos of Miley and sent them to Hope for Paws".
The images tugged at heart strings but the story continues:
"First he followed the dog, which led him to the trash dump. Then he text-ed the images over to the animal rescue charity, hoping they could help the sad little creature. Eldad Hager, Co-founder of Hope for Paws, said “I’m sure many others must have seen her, but no one attempted to help until Daniel.”
"Eldad visited the dump site and found the dog he later named Miley laying down on some filthy cushions amongst the trash heap of old bicycle tires, telephone poles, discarded auto parts and much other unwanted debris. Covered with severe mange, she appeared resigned to her fate. Eldad had been told she had been surviving there for several months. He spent more than an hour with her, giving her food and gaining her trust".
The road back to health was not easy for Miley. She was still cautious but that changed when she encountered another canine victim of neglect, a Chihuahua named Frankie Chihuahuas are small dogs but Frankie is tiny weighing a mere three pounds.
A young dog, one or two years old, Frankie was living rough in a drainpipe under a busy highway, until Hope for Paws came to the rescue.
Frankie and Miley just clicked. Perhaps it was their shared history of neglect but, for whatever reason, they became firm buddies. Both dogs are now doing fine and have a bright future, thanks to the good Samaritans who rescued them and helped turn their lives around".
But coming across our earlier report as Christmas 2014 rapidly approached we wondered what had happened to Miley. Was there a happy-ever-after?
Yes there was
Miley went to the Fuzzy Pet Foundation while he waited for his 'forever-family'. After his sad tale went viral there were plenty of people willing to re-home Miley but he needed and deserved an extra special home.
That home was found in February 2014.
Miley went to live with Toni and boy does he look happy and well.
But what about little Frankie you ask?
Frankie, the black Chihuahua also rescued, found his forever home too! He was adopted by a wonderful family in Los Angeles and he now has four siblings, including three (rescued) Chihuahuas and an Australian Cattledog.