Stray dogs find it hard to trust humans. Many of these dogs have experienced some form of abuse from humans in the past, which is why they run away whenever someone approaches them. This is why rescuing them is a challenge.
In a town called Buttonwillow near Bakersfield, California, a stray Great Pyrenees named Miles was been wandering the streets. He was very cautious around humans and was quite good at avoiding getting caught. Whenever animal control officers tried to corner him and catch him, Miles would always find a way to escape and run away.
An animal rescuer named Megan Allen heard about Miles and was determined to save him from the streets and give him a forever home. She drove two hours from her home in Los Angeles to Buttonwillow just to rescue Miles.
After the long drive, Megan was able to find Miles sitting on grass resting in a shade. Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to catch Miles on the first day. Miles did allow Megan to get close to him to get some treats but as soon as Megan showed him a leash, Miles completely avoided her.
Determined to rescue Miles, Megan decided to ask for help. The fire department did volunteer to help but Miles proved to be quite an exceptional escape artist. Eventually, a man named Danny Spanks offered to help.
Danny is also an animal rescuer who has a ton of experience saving stray dogs. Danny was able to lure Miles into a fenced area with a gate, which turned out to be a dog park. As soon as Miles set food inside the enclosed area, Danny closed the gate.
Shortly after Danny got a leash on Miles, Megan was ecstatic. Miles was paralyzed with fear and needed to be carried into Megan’s car. Soon after rescuing Miles, Megan took him to a doggy daycare where he was able to decompress.
After feeling love from humans for the first time in his life, Miles’ personality came out. He started wanting attention from his foster mom, playing with other dogs and simply becoming a dog again. Here’s a video featuring Miles’ rescue and the determined people who made it happen.
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