Hope For Paws responded to an urgent call about an abandoned dog living on the railroad tracks. When they arrived, the train was approaching in the distance. They had to be careful not to spook the dog into running onto the tracks, so they offered food in hopes he’d come toward them instead.

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But the dog ended up retreating deep into a dense bush nearby, so they had another problem. The rescuers decided to go around the back of the bush, and there they were able to secure the pup by the collar he still wore around his neck. They pulled him to safety but noticed loads of ticks all over his ears.

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TicTac was completely exhausted from life on the streets and seemed to understand that rescuers were there to help. The dog patiently and calmly allowed them to work and remove all of the ticks for the couple of hours it would take.

Now happy and healthy, TicTac was off to a loving forever home just in time for the holidays! 🙂