Video Source: Hope For Paws – Official Rescue Channel
The Hope For Paws organization was called about a dog living near the Los Angeles International airport. Two members of the organization, Lisa and JoAnn headed to the airport to rescue the little doggie.
The were able to find the small dog near a building. Each time they tried to get close she would run away. Then she began to run into traffic once they got too close.
The two ladies then tried to set a trap near the building where she was hiding. They set up a crate with some dog food leading into the crate. The precious little dog was taking the bait and eating the food leading into the crate. Unfortunately just before the trap could be set someone walked by and startled the her. She immediately ran away back into traffic.
The ladies were told by employees at a nearby parking garage that the dog also had a hiding place in the garage. The placed a trap near a likely spot where the dog would probably use the ramps to go up and down the garage. Then they drove the levels of the garage searching for the dog for several hours, but with no success.
After 4 days they still had no success in capturing the little dog in the trap they had set. So they set another trap where workers had indicated that the dog had been seen walking. Some time later workers were able to confirm for the rescue team that the do was in the trap.
The rescuers noticed that the dog did have a collar, but no tag. It was a little confusing because there are no residences around the airport area.
The ladies called in the microchip information to see if there was an owner’s name, address, or phone number on file. The service did acknowledge that there was an owner connected with the microchip. The service informed the ladies that they had indeed contacted the owner and the owner responded that they no longer owned the dog.
The rescuer on the phone with the service did try to confirm whether the dog had transferred owners, but the service said that the only information they got from the owner was that “… they no longer own it.”
They decided to name the dog Viva. Viva was loaded up into a car for transport. Viva quickly came out of her shell once she felt that she was safe and became a happy and playful pup.
Another organization, Foxy and the Hounds, agreed to foster Viva until they could find her a forever family.