Eldad Hagar at Hope For Paws - Animal Rescue

Eldad Hagar

published Our Book 2014-10-01 12:24:10 -0700

Our Book

Our Lives Have Gone To The Dogs; Second Edition *

Audrey and Eldad Hagar never imagined that when they began photographing the hundreds of fostered dogs (and other creatures) who came through their home, that they would actually create a book. They just wanted to remember the animals they had shared great memories with. Then, their friends and family encouraged them to get the word out to educate the public about animal abuse and neglect and furthermore, to inspire others to adopt, rescue, and foster animals in need.

Soon after the Hagar’s created Hope for Paws animal rescue, an inspired donor graciously funded the printing of the book so that all donations to Hope for Paws and the money earned from the sales of the book would go directly to helping animals.

Several hundred copies of both the first and second edition have been donated to women's and children's hospitals, and senior living facilities throughout the U.S. by both Hope for Paws as well as our generous donors.



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published Coloring_Book 2012-05-18 12:15:00 -0700

published Welcome + Edie's video in Blog 2012-05-01 07:21:15 -0700

Welcome + Edie's video

Hello and welcome to our blog!

We want to use it is a tool to connect with you and use it as  sort of a companion to our videos.  We get a lot of questions regarding the videos and it's hard sometimes to answer everyone individually, so this will hopefully help answer some of these questions.  Also, we want to explain why certain methods may have been used.

Every rescue is different.  Everything from the dog's temperament, its age, the number of dogs needing help, the environment, and even people present in the area, affect how a rescue is operated.

Edie's Video:

A lot of people have asked why I was "forceful" with her.  Why didn't I take as much time as needed to slowly gain her trust.  You must understand, this was a dog doomed to death that day.  The shelter workers had labeled her "aggressive", and wouldn't allow the public to adopt her.  The label also scares away rescues so this means the dog is surely going to die.

I wanted to demonstrate how quickly and how easily it was to take a dog who was a fearful, biting, lost cause, and could transform her into the docile, calm, and trusting dog she really was in LESS THAN A MINUTE.  I forced the leash on her and got her into my lap because I needed to make contact with her so she could understand that the touch of a human can be comforting.  She needed to know that not all people are abusive.

Whether she was abused by her owners or was absolutely terrified in the shelter environment did not matter to those who called her unadoptable.  The shelters are so full, there is no time for workers or officers to take a long while coaxing a dog into acting normal.  This video shows that a shelter worker can save a life by just a few simple tricks and it takes no time at all.

Please share this blog post with your family & friends so they won't shy away from dogs like Edie.



published One Time Donation 2012-04-26 12:07:36 -0700

published DonationRecurring 2012-04-26 10:45:20 -0700


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published Contact Us 2012-04-18 12:00:04 -0700

published Media & Links 2012-04-18 11:35:20 -0700

published Thank You 2012-04-18 11:17:02 -0700

Thank you!

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published Home 2012-04-17 11:37:00 -0700


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Hope For Paws – Animal Rescue

Hope for Paws is a 501 C-3 non-profit animal rescue organization, based in Los Angeles, California (E.I.N: 26-2869386).  We rescue dogs and all other animals who are suffering on the streets and in the shelters. We foster these animals in our home, cage free, until we can find them permanent, loving families.

Our goal is to educate people on the importance of companion animals in our society to stop the cycle of animal neglect and abuse.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated…I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by [people] from the cruelty of [human kind]”—Mahatma Gandhi


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published Join 2012-04-11 12:56:49 -0700

published Blog 2012-04-11 12:56:00 -0700

Welcome + Edie's video
Posted by · May 01, 2012 7:21 AM

published About Us 2012-04-11 12:56:00 -0700

About Us

We created Hope for Paws to help animals who suffer and die every year because of negligence and abuse.


Please check out our rescue videos: http://t.co/SCS6JYLXw3 - Eldad Hagar & Audrey S. Hagar

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