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Senior Dog Abandoned On Streets Hides Under A Car Until Help Arrives

Now she's looking for a new home with somewhere soft to sleep

When Amelia somehow ended up abandoned on the streets of Los Angeles, she was incredibly scared and confused. The sweet 7-year-old German shepherd just wanted a quiet place to live out her golden years, and instead was forced to wander the streets and hide under cars, waiting for the day when someone would finally notice her. 

Hope for Paws got a call about Amelia and immediately drove out to find her, not wanting the senior dog to have to survive on the streets for even another second. When rescuers arrived in the area where she’d been seen, they found her cowering under a car, too afraid to come out and greet them. 

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Hope for Paws

One of the rescuers, Lisa Arturo, began tearing up bits of food she had brought along and tossing them toward Amelia. As soon as she realized these people had food …

abandoned senior dog
Hope for Paws

… she slowly began inching her way out from under the car, hungrily eating everything they offered her as she went. 

abandoned senior dog
Hope for Paws

After a little while, Arturo stood up and began walking away, hoping that Amelia would follow her …

abandoned senior dog
Hope for Paws

… and with the promise of food, she absolutely did. 

abandoned senior dog
Hope for Paws

Arturo lured Amelia into a nearby yard with a gate, and once she and Amelia were safely inside the yard, Eldad Hagar, founder of Hope for Paws, slipped in too and secured the gate behind him, so there was no way Amelia could run off. 

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Hope for Paws

Finally, after earning her trust with food, Arturo slowly started to slip a leash around Amelia …

abandoned senior dog
Hope for Paws

… and after another bite of food, sweet Amelia had no objections. 

abandoned senior dog
Hope for Paws

After everything she’d been through, Amelia was a tad reluctant to climb into the Hope for Paws rescue car, so after spending a moment reassuring and cuddling her …

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Hope for Paws

… Hagar decided to help her out and gently lifted her into the car himself. 

abandoned senior dog
Hope for Paws

Once in the car, Amelia was finally completely relaxed, and ready to start the next phase of her life. After a quick vet checkup, Amelia went off to her foster home through LA Animal Rescue, where she has lots of room to play, a bunch of new animal friends to hang out with and plenty of soft spaces to relax and sleep on. 

abandoned senior dog
Hope for Paws

Amelia is great with other dogs and animals in general, although being a senior, she does need her space every once in a while. She loves people of all ages, and just wants to find a loving home where she can cuddle and snooze for the rest of her days. 

abandoned senior dog
Hope for Paws

If you’re interested in adopting Amelia, you can contact LA Animal Rescue for more information. 

Watch Amelia’s full rescue video below: