At the beginning of January last year, the organization Hope for Paws- whichhelps animals in need - received a call informing of them of the presence of a white German shepherd, abandoned in the Californian desert.
But when average temperatures reached 104 degrees Fahrenheit in the desert region, it was time to get serious.Three volunteers from Hope for Pawswent to the site in an attempt to remedy the situation. Knowing that the dog wouldn't let them get close to her, they had no choice but to call a veterinarian who would neutralize her with the help of tranquilizer gun.To do this, the veterinarian parked his car as close to Venus as possible, and waited for her to approach, then fired. Immediately after, the volunteers, waiting in a car parked further away, started running after the dog who, panicked, had started to flee.
Thankfully, the tranquilizer worked quickly and the canine eventually laid down and fell asleep. The team wrapped her in a blanket to take her to the mobile vet unit, where they gave her preliminary treatments.
Once she was stable, one of the employees atHope for Pawsbrought the dog to spend the night with her in a nearby hotel, where she kept her company until she woke up. When the tranquilizer finally wore off, she attempted to establish a contact with Venus, who little by little started trusting the young woman.
They immediately returned to Los Angeles the next morning for a complete grooming session before bringing Venus to the shelter, where shewas quickly adopted by a loving family who is helping her forget her painful past.