When Hope For Paws arrived to help a homeless German Shepherd hiding under a man’s van, her cries surprised Eldad Hagar.

“Rain was scared and expressed it in a way that I have never heard in my life,” writes Eldad. “Her cry was heartbreaking, and I am so happy that Carey Linnell called Hope For Paws and asked for help.”

“Her ears were eaten by flies, her coat was filthy, and I can’t imagine what caused her to be so fearful,” he continued.

“Loreta Frankonyte was able to secure her, calm her down, and I initiated the first contact while Loreta was ready to pull her away from me if needed. Rain never did anything aggressive, she allowed me to touch her and along with Carey, we gained her trust and got her into the crate and from there to the hospital.”

“The next day, Loreta and I met our friend Allison Dunbar on a rescue of a dog named Monkey. After the rescue we headed to the hospital to clean him up, and at the hospital, Allison met Rain and fell in love!

“A few days later, after a short recovery and a little bit of training with the Lovejoy Foundation, Allison, Kyle and Ernie came to visit Rain again, and the way to the adoption application was short.

“Rain was renamed Sassy Pants Dunbar, and she just LOVES her new life!”

Watch Rain’s touching rescue in the video below.