Eldad Hagar, co-founder of "Hope for Paws", an animal rescue organization, gets calls from time to time for dogs that are in need of care. This time he did not know what to expect. The caller merely had told Eldad that there was a dog living in a trash heap for several months, outside of Los Angeles, and that the dog didn't look good.
When he finally found the dog, he was heartbroken at what he saw. The dog, having been abandoned and left for dead, could hardly move. Eldad fed the poor thing, who was later named Miley, some food. At first, Miley did not want to go, being in so much pain, but finally Eldad got her to stand and start walking.
Eldad drove Miley who had numerous infections and parasites, and was covered in mange, to get medical help right away. Miley was also so mal-nourished she would not have survived much longer. After weeks of constant care, Miley was looking - and doing - much better.
Then she met Frankie, a chihuahua rescued from a drain pipe, who had almost drowned. They became fast friends, and were always hanging out together. Now Miley had a reason to live - Frankie! And so she did! They are both expected to be nearly 100% recovered this January. Any life is worth saving!
Johnny Bee, from Indianapolis, loves his pet dog, a boxer named Bobby. They always spent a lot of time together enjoying each other's company. That all changed last Christmas. Someone took his dog on Christmas Eve. That was not a merry Christmas for Johnny! He was just hoping Bobby was okay and that he would have his beloved pet home soon, since the dog had tags.
Months passed by and Johnny's hopes were fading. By October he had lost all hope. But in November, on the other side of town, someone reported a stray dog. Indianapolis Animal Care and Control picked up the dog, like they do around the area on a daily basis. Could it be Bobby?! The dog had no collar or tags, so they checked the dog for a microchip, and bingo! They contacted Johnny Bee right away, and he rushed to the center. Apparently, Bobby had escaped but needed help in finding his owner.
Finally the two were reunited. Oh, happy days! Johnny was so glad that he had gotten a microchip for Bobby. It was the best $10 he had ever spent! When interviewed, Johnny said, "I'm the happiest man in Indianapolis!" One thing for sure... this year Johnny and Bobby will have one very merry Christmas!