Hope For Paws learned about Houdini two years after he first appeared at The Port of San Pedro. So many people tried to help him. But even animal control officers failed to catch him.The port was wide open, so Eldad Hagar decided that trapping the dog was their best option. The rescuers watched from a distance. The security guards who fed the pup for months also offered to assist. But Houdini was just too smart, so the team had to come back later with a better plan.On day two, volunteers from Rescue From The Hart joined in on the mission. The team secured the area with nets and temporary fencing. They chased after the dog, but suddenly, it started raining, and Houdini disappeared.The rescue team needed to return with a new plan and more support. So on the third day, they brought a little army with a refined strategy. As the convoy of volunteers arrived, Houdini showed up, as if taunting his rescuers.Everyone went to work. Loreta Fankonyte chased after Houdini as she was the first to spot him. When the pup ran toward Eldad, he acted quickly and caught him with the snappy snare. Loreta had to follow through and place a net on the dog to make sure he won’t escape again.Houdini hasn’t had human contact for the longest time, so he felt terrified having people around him. But when Mike, one of the security guards, came and sat down with him, he started to relax. The rescuers placed him in a crate and then headed home.At the rescue, Eldad worked some of his own magic. He assured Houdini he’s safe with them. And slowly, the dog accepted his rescuer’s touch.After he was spayed, Houdini went to foster with Rescue From The Hart. His new furry friends showed him the magic of being loved. After two years of evading humans, Houdini is finally in safe hands.Credits to Hope For Paws
So you want to know more about me, eh? Well, I am a Canadian, husband, and father of two young men.
I would say boys but they are not really “boys” anymore. They are 19 and 17. But they will always be my little ones. :-)
And, of course, we also have a dog. He is an Affenpinscher. Also affectionately known as a Monkey Dog.
His name is Monty. Yes, it is after Monty Python as he is a funny, crazy character.
Dogs have always been a part of my life. My parents started and owned a Dog and Cat boarding kennel just 20 minutes north of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia.
I started this website as a way to give back to the dog community. Which is full of many extraordinary dogs and owners doing many different and exciting things.
I hope you come back often to enjoy the wondrous stories I find.
Thank You for your time and interest.