Wolves don't normally frequent the inner city.
That's why staff and volunteers from the rescue organization Hope for Paws were suspicious when they received a call about a wolf wandering the streets of Los Angeles.
When rescuers arrived in the neighborhood where the "wolf" was reported, they immediately spotted her. Luckily, she had just wandered into a gated yard, so rescue worker Lisa Chiarelli hopped out of the car and quickly closed the gate to the yard.
Upon closer examination, it became clear that the "wolf" wasn't a wolf at all, but perhaps a wolf-dog hybrid.
With some gentle words and tasty treats, rescuers managed to get a leash around her neck and lead her to the car.
Covered in wounds and clearly in pain, the dog, later named Julia, needed immediate medical attention. They took her to a veterinary clinic, where staff examined her and began administering treatment for her various ailments.
Watch Julia's amazing rescue here:
Within a week, Julia was back on her feet and moved into her new foster home. Soon after, she found a wonderful forever home.
Julia the "wolf" is now living a life of luxury, thanks to the heroic efforts of Hope for Paws.
You can read more about Hope for Paws, and find out how you can contribute, here.
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