Eldad was found and also named after Eldad Hagar –an Israeli who founded an animal rescue foundation with his wife in Los Angeles called Hope For Paws - Animal Rescue. Eldad was driving on a local road near Yeruham, he saw the donkey and immediately pulled over to check him. He noticed that the rope that was used to tie up the donkey’s legs was cutting into his flesh and his right leg was swollen, infected and bleeding – if the donkey didn’t receive medical treatment immediately there would be irreversible damage which might require amputation.
Unfortunately, the sight of donkeys with their legs tied is very common in southern Israel as the tribal Bedouin population there do so to keep their camels and donkeys from running away and getting hit by passing cars. However the ‘rope’ that was used to tie up this donkey’s legs was thin nylon string and it was cutting deeper into his skin at every painful step he made.
We arrived at the location and took this gentle donkey back to the Susita sanctuary where the vet gave Eldad a thorough examination including an X- ray to see if there was any serious internal damage, thankfully the vet said that he had been rescued just in time and all Eldad needed was medical treatment and a change of bandages every day.
Eldad is doing very well and his leg has almost healed completely.
We highly recomend you visit Eldad's Facebook page and youtube channel, He does amazing work helping animals in need everywhere he goes!
Click Here to watch the rescue video made by Eldad Hagar from Hope for paws!
Rebecca K Swisher
Ejc Van Barneveld
Linda S Pluto
Christine Auf der Maur