Someone kicked a Golden Retriever so hard until he almost died.
Right after rescuing Masik from this video: (1.8 million views).
We received another call on the Hope For Paws emergency line. A Golden Retriever was laying down for many hours, unresponsive, and Loreta Frankonyte and I knew it was an emergency.
Of course, there was no way for us to know how badly he was injured (nothing was visible), but we could tell that something was wrong internally.
After the rescue, we named him Antonio, and rushed to see Dr. Pedraza.
He told us that looking at the ultrasound images, it looks like he was kicked really hard. He didn't believe that the dog was hit by a car because there were no signs of that - no road rash, no broken bones, no visible trauma that is always present in cases where dogs are hit by cars... it was a hit that injured his liver and spleen.
Because of the injury, Antonio was bleeding internally, and the doctor told us that if we didn't get to him that day, he would have bled internally and would have died within hours.
After the surgery, he continued to our friends at The Little Red Dog: and the rest of this story is in this video :-)
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  • Mike Sookun
    Mike Sookun

    The usual and first interaction between the dog and Eldad, he is like "it's okay" lol U should put wheels under your carriages or cages for dogs

  • Catherine Rosengren
    Catherine Rosengren

    Try making a flat bed wagon with a ramp .

    • Catherine Rosengren
      Catherine Rosengren

      That might help. Maybe get a hydraulic system to raise it to the car?

  • Kathryn Maxwell
    Kathryn Maxwell

    What bastard kicked this sweet Pup so hard he is was bleeding inside. There is a place in hell for him. Antonio eyes told his story. At first not sure of his rescuers. Wondered what the heck. Then after surgery and recovery he has happy eyes. Such a handsome pup. Loretta always happy. Thank you guys For what you do. ❤️🌹🌹

  • ColdDead Hands
    ColdDead Hands

    You guys are truly angels walking the earth! God Bless All Of You!!

  • Del ce
    Del ce

    i think 99% of those who disliked the video are also trump voters.

  • nottinghillad

    What an adorable, and hospitable dog. Why would anyone want to kick him?

  • Veyron

    These kinds of people should be kicked in the stomachs themselves to see how it feels. Why would anyone do this to a beautiful innocent creature. Disgusting!!!!

  • daisy daisy
    daisy daisy

    The traps can have wheels that can be locked so that they don't move ?

  • la ba
    la ba

    stop breeding dogs ffs

  • K G Chophimi
    K G Chophimi

    Great 👍

  • Ann Green
    Ann Green

    Only a devil could kick a Goldie.

  • Gessica Stancari
    Gessica Stancari

    Starei a guardare Antonio giocare fino a domani. È spettacolare

  • CatatoxicRun

    You need one of those compact medical gurneys that can lift. On that you can move around the cage and lower it/lift it when placing it inside the car.

  • julie willis
    julie willis

    I hope the person who hurt this innocent baby rots in hell

  • Ruby Rose
    Ruby Rose

    Karma is a bitch and NO ONE CAN ESCAPE IT. Animal abusers will be tortured and suffering in hell for a very long time. Heaven is await for those who saves life 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️✊✊✊🌹🌹🌹. Please adopt and donate then we all will go to heaven together 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️🌹🌹🌹

  • Kedija Ali
    Kedija Ali

    Allah or God bless you

  • 西園寺佳奈

    god bless hope for paws. for rescuing this wonderful little guy.

  • Grace

    8:39 the way he winked be like - thanks for saving me

  • Krupa Sri
    Krupa Sri

    Plzz I beg u to come to india.the dogs here are suffering so much

  • jl smith
    jl smith

    Perhaps you could invest in something like a dolly?

  • marymonk

    Poor baby...who would do such a thing??!!

  • natalie lidge
    natalie lidge

    why did someone kick him/her!!?? that is cruel and unnecessary.

  • monicamilan

    what sort of problems have the people who disliked this video??

  • monicamilan

    To that filthy bastard who " had the guts" to kick this poor harmless dog, I wish him a long life spent on an wheelchair, as a tetraplegic….

  • usmcusausaf

    thank you.

  • sonnyandcobi

    I'm just now seeing this video. I can't fathom someone doing this to an animal but my fear is that they have so much rage in them that they will graduate to a person that angers them. I have had 2 rescue cats and 2 rescue dogs. I lost my first poodle to a heart attack and one of my cats to cancer. My current cat was just abandoned on the street and my current poodle was going to be euthanized because he bit his previous owners. Those horrible people teased him, gave him food, treats and toys and then took them away from him and generally didn't show him love and created a dog who learned to guard his resources. The vet who rescued him put his picture on facebook and a friend told me about him. There was no way I was going to let this beautiful gray poodle be put down. Now he is happy, loves to ride in the car and even though no one had picked him up and held him, he loves that too. He follows me from room to room and is literally my shadow and I have to be careful not to step on him because he plasters himself to me. I named him Chance because he got a second chance at a real life with me.

  • Koren Maccubbin
    Koren Maccubbin

    I am happy to say after watching a few videos I made a donation. If your watching please do the same. Thank you for all you do.

  • Flapkatt

    I love your work. I have a suggestion for you. There are inexpensive 4 wheeled platform dollies at places like home depot, lowes, etc. Your large crates would fit on the platform quite well, and you would be able to save your backs. The platform dollies are different from the slant dollies typically used for other tasks when you need to tilt the load to move it safely. The other nice feature on platform dollies is the handle rotates 360 for steering control, and it folds down when not in use.The base wheels can also be locked in place to load/unload. I used a platform dolly to move my 100 # Golden in his crate at shows, festivals, and gatherings.3 bungee cords to keep the crate secure, and off we'd go. Magick was happy and safe and my back was spared the effort of moving him by myself. I think the carts probably cost about $125.00. I would say it can't hurt to check them out. Keep the faith.

  • Carol Kristian
    Carol Kristian

    I hope someone identifies the individual who did this. The truth is he will hurt more animals and probably humans as well. This person needs to be prosecuted!🐕♥️🙏😪😡♥️

  • Helen Nightingale
    Helen Nightingale

    Good for you !,, the dogs respond better to the female voice and body , usually!

  • stop animal abuse
    stop animal abuse

    so glad they called and you got to him in time! And to whomever kicked him karma will destroy you. help stop abusers!

  • The Sister Show
    The Sister Show

    How to i get one of these jobs?? The dogs need us and well ill volunteer

  • val knight
    val knight

    So many happy endings, thanks to you

  • val knight
    val knight

    You 2 are my new heros. Keep up the great work

  • Steven Sawyer
    Steven Sawyer

    I can only hope the shithead who kicked that beautiful dog gets their karma!!

  • luisa byr
    luisa byr

    Thank you for this great rescue. Antonio is beautiful.

  • Debbie Sanderson
    Debbie Sanderson

    You have to be a pretty evil person to hurt a animal no reason for it. KARMA will come to this person.

  • gurujr

    The question remains what kind of person would hurt such a beautiful dog. Downright inhuman to do such harm. Thank you for giving the dog a happy ending.

  • as noodLe
    as noodLe

    why the f*ck would someone kick a dog?! that's crazy sh*t!

  • Annrose Quingco
    Annrose Quingco

    Godbless to the one who beat that dog to death, for sure God will judge you someday..

  • Ruth Murphy
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  • Alen Kikić
    Alen Kikić

    If I bumped into someone molesting any animal I would hurt him really bad in any way that I can, unless its a kid he would be pulled by the ear to the social worker because parents obviously failed...

  • my miniature crafts
    my miniature crafts

    i had a puppy and he died he went out chasing a cat and he crashed into a car last week

  • Kay Tyler
    Kay Tyler

    Beautiful. Thank you for saving him.

  • Donna Ashley
    Donna Ashley

    I hope there is a special kind of HELL for people who abuse and abandon animals and children they are COWARDS

  • Maria Medrano
    Maria Medrano

    to whom that person was that kicked him why don't you pick on someone who can beat your butt and not an innocent dog

  • Laura Rozzelle
    Laura Rozzelle

    the dog

  • emily surtees
    emily surtees

    when he jumped one he went near the dogs arm i jumped

  • cosmic gamer45
    cosmic gamer45

    I would like to have a talk with the guy who hurt his dog i think i'll need a gun brass knuckles and boxing gloves

  • Tonya Rios
    Tonya Rios

    He’s such a lovable, handsome, good boy😍😁

  • Tonya Rios
    Tonya Rios

    I’ve learned from watching these videos , rescue by rescue the dogs all seem to love the man , I love how your voice is especially when you say Good Boy! May God continue to bless the work of your hands and all that you do in Jesus Name Amen 🙏

  • Lee Carrizales
    Lee Carrizales

    You can see the horrifying. Thank God and thank his rescuers.

  • maria magalhaes
    maria magalhaes

    Deus vos abençoe obrigada 🙏

  • Jrod

    Who's cutting onions 😢

  • MarkWhenYourDeadInside . . .
    MarkWhenYourDeadInside . . .

    I feel so bad he was kicked until he was just terrified and lost all sense of self morals

  • Alexa Yang
    Alexa Yang

    I'm trying so hard not to cry. Poor doggo!😭💔

  • Danielle J
    Danielle J

    Yo anybody else want to snatch the abuser's kneecaps? And their toes, let's take those too

  • Bay Ugo
    Bay Ugo

    What a beautiful dog

  • Brendan Lenehan
    Brendan Lenehan

    I sent $20 to pitch in for some cheeseburgers. I hope it helps.

  • Kelly Dorey
    Kelly Dorey

    It's ok! They will help you ❤

  • Hades Oo
    Hades Oo

    When you start feeling those sharp pains again. Try laying flat on the floor use a few blankets and a pillow and it will be very difficult to sleep but it helps me... and take it easy after it heals and lots of ibuprofen lol

  • Helen Jackman
    Helen Jackman

    I would like to meet the monster that did this and have a big friend of mine do the same only worse to him.

  • ruth payot
    ruth payot

    I love dogs and your job is highly praised, I hope someday soon we will have the same team as you are in my locality 🙏👍

  • Suzannah Chirgwin-wade
    Suzannah Chirgwin-wade

    What a smasher he a very smart and gorgeous baby , enjoy your life you deserve it

  • Lori Jean Cowling
    Lori Jean Cowling

    Thank you for saving Antonio. He's a very handsome Dog.

  • Simon Tobias
    Simon Tobias

    To have a Dog like this is a Dream

  • RosalieYT Roblox
    RosalieYT Roblox

    I-Am-Crying-Now Good Job Guys!

  • Shiji Jose
    Shiji Jose

    so cute 🥰🥰🥰

  • sunofacrap

    why would somebody do that its heartbreaking to see that somebody would do that

  • Kris Burman
    Kris Burman

    You should invest in a wagon to help with the carrying the cages long distances

  • Daniela Ngom
    Daniela Ngom

    I would like to kick this bastard/s out of this planet with no chance of return... All those people don't deserve to be called humans... They are heartless monsters and they are the lowest creatures here... Every life matters often even more animals lifes then human lifes...

  • auttie

    There is a special place in hell for people who hurt animals and children.

  • auttie

    God bless you for everything that you do! I was able to donate and it was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. I highly encourage everyone to donate. Imagine if all the subscribers here would just donate five dollars! It would it do so much for this organization.

  • Doggo Willink
    Doggo Willink

    Even though there are a lot of crazy people out there, it’s also very possible the dog attacked someone’s dog or cat and the person responded like that. We don’t know what happened, so there’s really no reason to fantasize over “talking” to the person.

  • Brendan larsen
    Brendan larsen

    It breaks my heart too see his painful face that I started crying

  • Anne B.
    Anne B.

    What's so heartbreaking about this is that you know at some point he was someone's pet... in the beginning he may have been spoiled by his owners until they grew tired of him, or he grew up and out of his puppy phase and was no longer wanted for whatever reason... they either surrendered him or dumbed him but either way, he isn't accustomed to being with anyone else. When these types of dogs end up on the streets they don't know how to fend for themselves as strays do... they go to humans for care, food and water and many times comfort and all they get is abused, beaten and often times maimed or killed. You can see it in their eyes, they want to trust again but the fear is so overwhelming that they try not to let anyone too close. God bless you for giving these animals a second chance at life and love.

  • John Parkinson
    John Parkinson

    You guys and girls are amazing, people who hurt animals make me disgusted with humanity

  • Ken Coakley
    Ken Coakley

    Whoever kicked that poor little guy should be put in a jail cell the size of a postage stamp. And the dog should be spoiled and pampered for the rest of his life.

  • Linda

    Thank you so much for what you do for these unfortunate animals. We know though that once in your care they'll blossom. I try to donate a little now and again and I hope that many others will do the same. Every little goes towards a great cause.

  • patricia kunz
    patricia kunz

    What a beautiful, sweet dog. So glad someone is loving him the way he should be loved.

  • Apurva Lakhotia
    Apurva Lakhotia

    Just a suggestion ..... You can add small wheels to the trap so that it won't be that difficult...

  • Susan Behring
    Susan Behring

    Makes me so mad that someone would do that. So glad he is okay and went to a loving family

  • C J
    C J

    Poor Antonio. I hope his owner will be locked up in jail one day for his wicked actions. Edit: I don't think Antonio is a golden retriever as goldens don't have their ears pointed up like an alsation or akita or anything, goldens have floppy ears. But Antonio is still very cute 🐕

  • LordBattleSmurf

    Was almost certainly a black that kicked him

  • Dianna Juniper
    Dianna Juniper

    Thankyou for rescuing him 🙏🥰 he is such a beautiful boy 💙 you guys do an amazing job 👍🙂

  • Queen Jellyfish
    Queen Jellyfish

    He is the spitting image of my baby boy polo who is no longer here just beautiful

  • Teniel Legister
    Teniel Legister

    Whoever did that to him is a monster😠😠🤬🤬🤬😠😠😠😠😠

  • Anxlia

    OMG! who would do such a thing to a beautiful sweet dog!


    oh poor dog thank you hope for paws for saving pets you deserve a golden play botton and we apriciate youre to pets

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  • Hrithik Chatterjee
    Hrithik Chatterjee

    You are very kind people nothing to say u r grt 👍

  • María Isabel Cuéllar Pausas
    María Isabel Cuéllar Pausas

    La mayoria delas veces hacen ver que les dan comida y no les dan nada, eso no es justo, por eso no les voy a mandar nada

  • Jasmine Leuzzi
    Jasmine Leuzzi

    thats just sad u got to be so bored to do this

  • Peter Chapman
    Peter Chapman

    get plastic cage made sure some plastic company will do it for free because of what you do

  • Rosa Marrero
    Rosa Marrero

    He seems so happy now...

  • kris db
    kris db

    Kick the person who kicked the dog 100 times back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jose Liborio
    Jose Liborio

    Don´t get me wrong, I love every and each one of your videos but sometimes I need to make a little brake on watching them, of course not because the ammazing job you all do but to be confronted with the fact that we humans do so much harm to these ammazing animals. It´s too hard! Thanks so much for saving them!

  • Marly S
    Marly S

    Poor baby he doesn’t deserve being hurt! I hate people when they hurt animals what the baby do! If your mad at your life that’s on you why kick a dog. There could have been other reasons as to why Antonio was kicked but it isn’t justified to hurt an animal!!! I love the smile and happy faces of those angels who are rescued. They deserve the best and to be loved because all they do is give us love ❤️

  • Evita S
    Evita S

    Whoever kicked him needs to be knee capped. Like who does that? Somebody somewhere knows who done this please do the right thing by this dog.