Eldad Hagar Hope for Paws: Houdini Rescue
Eldad Hagar has a passion for four-legged friends and their well-being, and started rescuing animals off
the streets at an early age. When he moved to Los Angeles, he quickly became aware of the pet
overpopulation problem and started Hope for Paws, a 501c3 nonprofit organization to help save
the lives homeless animals.
“We rescue dogs and all other animals who are suffering on the streets and in the shelters,” states Hagar.
“Our goal is to change the lives of these animals, place them in loving forever homes, and
educate people on the importance of companion animals in our society.”
One of his latest rescues is of
, a little Chihuahua rat terrier
mix who was living on the docks at the Port of San Pedro for years before Hope for Paws saved him.
Once a helpless dog, living on scraps and afraid of people – now loving life, awaiting a forever home.
Abandoned in rivers, thrown out on highways, or discarded in dumpsters… these are some of the stories Hope
for Paws receives daily. And without a minute’s notice, Hagar is out the door and off on his
next rescue mission. No matter what time of day or night, he’s saving the lives of others, one
paw at a time.
For more information on Hope for Paws, visit