Stray dogs tend to be afraid of people. When people go near to rescue them, they often run away, making it more difficult to save them.
Dogs can somehow sense if people are a threat to them or not. When they feel danger, they instinctively flee out of fear. On the other hand, when they feel secure, they allow humans to come near them.
The dog in our story, Diesel, shows us how genuine affection can quickly calm a terrified dog. Rescuers found Diesel on a grassy area by the side of the road. The area was found between railroad tracks and the L.A. River.
Because of its location, the place where the dog was found posed a threat on every side. To keep the dog from running off and getting itself in danger, the rescuer decided it would be best to sneak up to it and catch it with a net.
While he was doing his best to approach the dog as quietly as he could, the dog suddenly looked up and saw him. To his surprise, it didn’t leave. It continued to lie down on the ground, seemingly undisturbed by his presence.
When the rescuer saw an opportunity, he dropped the net over the dog. Terrified, the dog panicked and cried in fear as it tried to get away.
The rescuers immediately calmed him down, patting his head and holding him gently. Amazingly, their comforting touch appeared to soothe Diesel. He sat still as the rescuers petted him. He even looked like he was enjoying their attention.
Diesel’s 10 seconds of panic quickly turned into appreciation when he realized the humans were there to rescue him. He felt the sincerity of their concern for him, so he cooperated with them all the way.
The rescuers took the dog in for treatment. They also found him a foster home where he stayed until he found a forever family.
Diesel is proof that love can melt fear and change a dog’s life. See his story in the video below.
Source: Hope For Paws via YouTube