"It's OK. It's OK," Hagar is heard cooing in a video posted to YouTube, while approaching the growling dog.
It turned out the dog had every reason to be less than welcoming. Local kids, according to Hope For Paws, had stolen all of her puppies, except for one. She would guard her last baby no matter what.
"It's OK," Hagar repeats.
But she was hungry. And so was her puppy. As she gobbled down a hamburger, rescuers were able to get a leash around her neck.