When Hope for Paws, a rescue organization in California, received a call about a homeless pit bull, they had no idea just how difficult the rescue would turn out to be.
"Eden was living on the streets for a while, and wouldn't let anyone near her," Eldad Hagar, founder of Hope for Paws, told The Dodo. "If someone looked at her for more than 2 seconds, she would bolt and disappear."
A local woman named Julie Maigret had spent weeks trying to gain Eden's trust so she could get her off the streets, but with no luck. Eden was clearly terrified of people, and rescuing her would be no easy feat.
On a rainy, overcast day, Hagar and his team arrived in the neighborhood where Eden had been living and found her taking shelter in a garage. They quickly tried to seal off the area, but Eden caught on and tried to make a run for it.