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A Good Samaritan by the name of Gabriel Fischman spotted a brown Boxer by the Santa Fe Springs City drainage system. He had a feeling someone owned the dog, so he posted about the animal on a Facebook group and asked if anyone in the area was missing a pet. Danhy Drago saw the post and knew right away that if anyone were able to save the dog, it would be her friend Eldad Hagar.

Eldad runs Hope For Paws in Los Angeles, California. He has helped so many homeless animals find forever homes, and it doesn’t seem he’s stopping anytime soon. So when he received Danhy’s text message, Eldad wasted no time and rushed to the scene to save the dog.

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Danhy helped Eldad secure the area to keep the pup from running away. But by the time they closed the site, the terrified had disappeared. Worried that a car might hit him, the rescuers worked double-time to get the dog back into the storm drain.

Several minutes later, Eldad saw the senior Boxer sound asleep near the sewer. He wished to sneak up on him, but the dog suddenly woke up. Luckily, he did exactly as the rescuer hoped he would and walked right into the pipe.

Eldad encouraged the dog to walk toward him, but because of fear, the pup ran away. Despite the incredibly tight space, the rescuer squeezed himself into the pipeline to get to the dog. Moments later, he had the animal cornered.

It only took a short while for Eldad to gain the dog’s trust. He carried him up the manhole, and Danhy, together with three other volunteers, pulled the pup out of the sewer line and placed him into a travel cage. On their way to the hospital, Eldad scanned the dog and discovered he had a microchip and that his name is Max.

Eldad contacted Max’s family and learned that two weeks prior, fireworks scared the senior dog, so he ran away. Thankfully, he’s back in his loving family’s arms.

Credits to Hope For Paws

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