Rare and Beautiful Video Dedicated to LA Rescue’s Work

It is rare to see one rescue organization or rescue worker paying tribute to the work of another rescue organization


It is rare to see one rescue organization or rescue worker paying tribute to the work of another rescue organization, especially as most rescues are focusing all of their resources on their own survival. However, a rescue worker from a different rescue organization in Los Angeles and who wishes to remain anonymous created a beautiful tribute to Hope for Paws, illustrating their dedicated work that has saved so many Los Angeles strays’ lives. This is definitely worth watching!

52 thoughts on “Rare and Beautiful Video Dedicated to LA Rescue’s Work

  1. If it is a scam or con, it is one very elaborate scam. Has Anonymous shown proof of the “scam” to authorities?

    1. Sharon Gold ‘Cruz’ went to jail Superior Court of CA, Ventura County: Sharon Gold ‘Cruz’, of the Palmdale Hoarder ‘Rescue’ and formerly of Hope For Paws, was charged with EMBEZZLEMENT, FORGERY and GRAND THEFT. To serve time for Grand Theft charges including restitution payments of stolen funds and 3 years probation.

      Details below including link to public site for verification.

      Last heard after jail she moved and is living under a different name/alias in WA
      Insert name and birth date here for public records:
      https://secured.countyofventura.org/courtservices/Information/CaseInformationSearch.aspx
      Case Information Search Page
      secured.countyofventura.org

      1. So here is the miserable truth. A JEALOUS wife tried to fry TGO using the Ventura System. The Jealous Wife was clearly operating on rumor and conjecture because TGO actually didn’t like him and has her own Husband!!! Here’s an explanation: Hottest girl in high school doesn’t understand why a lot of the other girls hate her. The hottest girl in high school is genuinely hurt by their behavior, and doesn’t know that SHE is the ‘The Hottest. BUT ALL THE BOYS KNOW . . . . GOT IT!!!
        What happened in Ventura has nothing to do with rescue or donated funds, or any animal. So this is the difference between ALL YOUR gossip ladies <— and I use that term improperly here (because Ladies do NOT behave in this manner) and the truth.

        The truth isn't all that interesting.

        WoodyMcShepherd

      2. Tum water Washington state fire kills 19 dogs dryer fire ..and other hoarder no kennal lic violations

  2. I’m not sure the whole organization is bad but maybe that one woman who went to jail. I really enjoy their videos because they usually have happy endings. Maybe the hoarding situation was too big for them to handle as they seem to do well one dog at a time. I am just thankful there are people who care and try to make a difference. One incident does not make the whole rescue bad. I would like to think the best and I wish I could adopt Bethanny. She has come so far.
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  3. Annonomous- keep spreading your lies. It’s actually quite helpful to Hope For Paws because anyone with half a brain ends up researching their history and discovers that there is only one group of angry women that keep attacking them citing the same lies they have for three years.

    They then see that REAL press and real videos detail the incredible work HFP does. And the support for HFP grows.

    So, thanks for actually helping them! Keep up the great work!

    1. Are you saying the people making these allegations are ‘jealous’ of his ‘press’ and ‘videos’? I didn’t know people did rescue to try to become famous? Everyone I know who does rescue could care less about all the stuff. It thought it was the animals, not promoting themselves and video-views. Sad

      1. Yup, the group of jealous bitter women constantly try to undermine Eldad Hagar’s amazing unselfish work he does. He is the best. Many rescues DO IN FACT try to compete for attention, using their fame instead of worrying about sharing their true rescues. Mr. Hagar shares all his rescue videos with us on his FB page, Flicker page and Hope for Paws web site.

        As for the bs about a former woman working for him that went to jail, that is an absolute LIE too. The only woman who is part of Hope for Paws is Mr.Hagars sweet wife Audrey, who helps him in some rescues.

        Mr. Hagar is aware of these women who use fake ID’s to try to slander him, he does not care, because he knows what he does is for the animals he saves. First and foremost. In, fact, Mr. Hagar often mentions other reputable rescues too. The fact remains, he does not name this women, so they spend time slandering him? Bunch of jealous, insecure. very poor spirited women I think.

        I am female but have no respect for lying, trouble makers such as the one giving a long list of bs. Mr. Hagar shows himself in all his rescues and 95% of his rescues are done on the streets not going to shelters.

    2. Of course Eldad wants Everyone to watch his videos – YouTube pays for video views! More views equals more money in his pocket – not to mention in each video he begs for money. Why doesn’t get a REAL job instead of profiting off animals? Regarding ‘press’ – since when were Rescues so concerned about press? I find his preoccupation with money, his shady background, and what appears to be a desperate desire to try to be ‘famous’ extremely concerning. He seems to be using his videos as a vehicle for fame and money. That’s not what rescue is about in my opinion. Seems like Eldad is really just all about himself.

  4. I tried to adopt one of the dogs from his videos but I guess he doesn’t rehome them? – other Rescues do? He just films himself do the dog-catching part and asks for donations? Anyone else notice that and think its weird?

  5. I looked it up the Court case claimed above by anonymous about Eldad to aee if it was true… wow…makes me wonder if what Anonymous said about all those dogs is true..? Sounds pretty shady if you ask me. 3 years isn’t a long time ago and my mom always told me leopards don’t change their spots.

    Court Records: NON PAYMENT FOR BOARDING FEES OF THE PALMDALE/AZ DOGS
    Case Number: 10S01264
    TOP DOG RESORT, LLC VS. HOPE FOR PAWS, INC.
    Filing Date: 07/07/2010Case Type: Small Claims (Limited Jurisdiction)Filing Court: San Fernando Courthouse
    Status: DISPOSED BY JUDGMENT

    1. Dear Susie you should just trot on down to Top Dog and ask Milan Radovic out on a date. I’m SURE he’d be happy to service you. TD is right across from the Veolia bus yard at the end of the street. If you can’t find it because of your mental capacity. Just ask and I’ll draw you a map with some Crayolas. Those are probably just about your aptitude.

      WoodyMcShepherd

  6. I find it very hard to believe that someone who sits for hours to win a dogs trust is the kind of person you say he is. Since I don’t live in the States it is hard to check out all these accusation, if this is truly happening why not take it to the proper authorities & bring charges against them. If you have all this proof get the paper work started & take them to court. What I see is someone who is vindictive of what others are doing to help these animals. Maybe you could start your own rescue & help out the animals. Writing on here proves nothing, taking them to court would prove you were right. I for one don’t believe 1 word of what you have written.
    Thank you anyway for this information.

  7. Out of curiosity I looked up the Court case claimed above by anonymous about Eldad to aee if it was true… wow…makes me wonder if what Anonymous said about all those dogs is true..? Sounds pretty shady if you ask me. 3 years isn’t a long time ago and my mom always told me leopards don’t change their spots and where’s there’s smoke there’s fire.

    Court Records: NON PAYMENT FOR BOARDING FEES OF THE PALMDALE/AZ DOGS
    Case Number: 10S01264
    TOP DOG RESORT, LLC VS. HOPE FOR PAWS, INC.
    Filing Date: 07/07/2010Case Type: Small Claims (Limited Jurisdiction)Filing Court: San Fernando Courthouse
    Status: DISPOSED BY JUDGMENT

  8. Anyone who has this much negative input is Anonymous? Are you not “man” enough to identify yourself? Really? Nothing is any organization is perfect. Mistakes can be made but this organization has nothing but the best interest of these poor neglected and abused animals. They’ve done magnificent work and continue to do so. Who are you? And what have you done to help any of these neglected animals. Shame on you.

  9. I have heard these rumors about Eldad before and I have a feeling we will never really know exactly what happened in this situation. My experience with some rescue organizations is that they have their way and there is no discussion. I sense that this is more of a disagreement with what should have been done than any real wrong-doing by anyone.

    That said, it is impossible to look at the work done by Eldad and think that he is anything less than genuine. He and his wife do their work out of their home and do not have a facility to foster very many dogs. They work with other rescues that have agreed to take the dogs they rescue and find them homes. Sometimes Eldad and his wife find them homes as well.

    As for the contributions he receives. You think hamburgers are cheap? He also pays a significant amount of the veterinary bills for the dogs he rescues. When he rescued a dog in South Carolina, Shaggy Ann, who had been living in the woods for about 7 years, he paid for him and his vet to fly to South Carolina and back, paid to live in a hotel there with the dog for a week to get her used to humans again, paid a large chunk of the dogs vet bills and found an amazing woman to adopt her. Shoot, Shaggy was eating better than he was at first because she wouldn’t eat anything but roast beef.

    Just recently he flew to the northern territories in Canada – again paying his way – to rescue a dog that had been living in the woods for years, and where the city was threatening to shoot him if he wasn’t captured by the women who had been feeding them for years. Eldad is able to capture the dogs that no one else can. He has saved countless dogs, cats and even donkeys from being killed.

    Maybe things don’t always work out perfectly. Maybe someone thought their way was better. But to call Eldad anything less than a genuinely good person is not only an insult, but libelous. If I were him, I’d sue those women, but that is not in his nature. I have donated to Hope for Paws, I continue to donate to Hope for Paws and I encourage others to do the same – and to donate to other worthwhile rescue organizations as they can.

  10. I always liked Eldads dog-catching/video skills, but now I’m wondering iif HFP is so great then why are there court cases against Eldad and HFP and Sharon? She went to jail for embezzlement and theft and he lost in court and had to pay a lot of money for abandoned Palmdale dogs? What happened to all the donations?? I think I donated to that. Was it one of those fundraising scams?! i thought he was Rescuing them.. I hate to think they were sent to shelters and left at a boarding place, but court cases don’t lie 🙁 Anyone know what really happened to all those poor doggies??

    1. Eldad Hagar has NO court cases against him silly! He has no affillation with this so called Sharon. It is clear to me and the other intelligent people on here, you are the same person who began the initial post of lies about Hope for Paws. Get over your jealously of the miracle work Mr. Hagar does and get off your butt and go drive through the streets of LA and rescue the hurt, sick, scared animals as Mr. Hagar does almost daily.

      1. To anonymous: Isnt this a court case? I looked it up and it checks out. court cases are a matter of public record an can be looked up by anyone.

        Court Records: NON PAYMENT FOR BOARDING FEES OF THE PALMDALE/AZ DOGS
        Case Number: 10S01264
        TOP DOG RESORT, LLC VS. HOPE FOR PAWS, INC.
        Filing Date: 07/07/2010Case Type: Small Claims (Limited Jurisdiction)Filing Court: San Fernando Courthouse
        Status: DISPOSED BY JUDGMENT

          1. After the Palmdale Hoarding Scam, Sharon Gold ‘Cruz’, ELDADS RESCUE PARTNER went to jail Superior Court of CA, Ventura County: Sharon Gold ‘Cruz’, of the Palmdale Hoarder ‘Rescue’ and formerly of Hope For Paws, was charged with EMBEZZLEMENT, FORGERY and GRAND THEFT. To serve time for Grand Theft charges including restitution payments of stolen funds and 3 years probation.

            Details below including link to public site for verification.
            Insert name and birth date here for public records:
            https://secured.countyofventura.org/courtservices/Information/CaseInformationSearch.aspx
            Case Information Search Page
            secured.countyofventura.org

  11. i totally agree with Lori. Eldad Hagar and his wife are absolutely genuine! He partners with Annie Hart of Bill Foundation on many occasions to rescue, give medical care, rehabilitate, and rehome many dogs in the LA area, as well as other parts of CA. He does rescue in other parts of the country, when it is possible, and pays his own way for his travel, accommodations, and food. Because they have a village of people all over the world who wholeheartedly believe in them and their organizations, we send donations to enable him to do this great work of rescue. No one does what Eldad does for money. People who might think they could profit from this kind of endeavor, would never expend the effort, time, money, and resources to do what he and Annie Hart do, especially not for as many years as they have. They are devoted to rescue and it’s evident to anyone that watches their videos and sees for themselves how these people pour their hearts out for these abused, neglected, and discarded animals. We absolutely believe in them and their organizations, for their devotion to these lost animals. The people who are trying to accuse them of wrong doing are just hateful, spiteful people. They are incapable of understanding the character, selfless devotion, and determination of people like Eldad and Annie. They will never be able to smear, or degrade the character and motives of people like these two. There are far too many of us who know the truth!

  12. There are some people who are very jealous of Hope for Paws. I see they’re working anonymously now. I fully support Hope for Paws and as you can see they do very good work.

    I say don’t fund them if you don’t feel comfortable but quit taking the funds they need by promoting something you don’t know. There will be lives lost because of rumor and envy.

  13. Anonymous will be responsible for many dogs who won’t be saved. I hope it’s comfortable with that.

  14. If you have done so much research and have delved so deeply into looking them up, why not do something about it?

    I’m not saying you’re right or wrong about your allegations, just saying that if you care as much as you seem to then why not make a change and at least TRY to fix these things?

    No use commenting on a website… thats not going to do very much to help….

  15. I prefer to donate to Organizations who’s members havent consisted of felons, who haven’t had run-ins with the law for abandoning animals, and who don’t practice dubious fraudulent fundraising techniques nor are desperate to become famous. I rather put my money behind honest humble rescue workers who could care less about cameras fame and money.

    1. Convicted felons are not allowed to be involved with non-profits (charitable). So to say “going into a felons account”, Susan. Not credible, you are spreading propaganda.

      WoodyMcShepherd

  16. Eldad was having donations were going into a felons account that was supposed to be for all the dogs?? Oh my gosh!!

  17. Did anyone posting info about the court case consider that one bad apple doesnt mean the whole tree is bad? People embezzle without other workers finding out all the time. They are skilled at doing it and delay getting caught. There is no proof and NO statement anywhere that says Eldad or his wife had any knowledge of these actions beforehand.

  18. Anyone can be taken in by a con artist. By definition they are very skilled at hiding their true nature. I live on the East coast so I’ve never met Eldad, but I’ve watched many of his videos, and like others have said, I cannot believe he would spend the hours and hours he does trying to rescue these poor animals if he wasn’t the real deal. No doubt he has been bitten and scratched more than once. He goes out in the worst of weather, for days at a time, all to help just one more animal in need. Maybe he is a bad judge of character; maybe the negative stories told about him are not the whole story. You can’t trust what you read in the press or on websites to be the whole truth. I’ve worked at a place where a sexual harassment case occurred and was very knowledgeable about what happened, and what the paper presented as the case was a joke. I was not the one harassed, so don’t think I’m just biased. I will continue to support Eldad and Hope For Paws unless and until there is a reason to not.

  19. For any of you bashing ‘Hope for Paws’ are idiots. They do wonderful work helping many homeless dogs who are hungry, sick, and deprived of love. What are you doing to contribute???? There are bad eggs in every group, so just because one person messed up doesn’t mean entire rescue is shady!

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