Rainbow, the homeless pitbull, had just had puppies. She was determined to raise them well. However, a massive rainstorm was about to make it very difficult. 48 hours after shad had given birth, the biggest rainstorm of the season started. Hope for Paws heard about this dog and went out to rescue her.
It was difficult to find the dogs, as they were hiding in a bush, and it was already dark out by the time rescuers arrived. The dogs were huddled together against the cold. Rainbow was known in the area, and attempts to rescue her previously had failed.
Eldad Hagar, one of the rescuers, spent some time with her, feeding her and calming her down. Then he started pulling out the puppies.
When Eldad lifted the first puppy, it’s mother licked it before letting him take the puppy. Every time he pulled one out, she would do the same thing: kiss them.
As soon as the last puppy was free, rainbow stood up and was coaxed out by the rescuers. The whole family was loaded into the warm, dry van.
When they returned to the hospital, the power had gone out due to the storm. Each of the dogs was inspected and cleaned by flashlight. They named the 8 puppies Thunder, Breezy, Misty, Raindrop, Flash, Bolt, Stormy and Droplet. They piled the family together in a kennel.
Rainbow and her family are currently in foster care awaiting adoption. If you have any friends in L.A., share this so they can be adopted!