Founder Eldad Hagar received a call around 10 pm one night about dogs hiding in the tunnels under the I-5 freeway. When he arrived at the location, he knew he would need help so he called his friend Vanessa Enriquez to join him the next morning for the rescue attempt.
They had to block the escape routes, drive to the other side of the freeway, and then crawl through the sewer tunnels to reach them. At first the dogs were terrified as they tried to protect and comfort each other. But gradually the rescuers won their trust and were able to get them back under the lanes of the freeway to freedom.
In the end the dogs seem to realize that their old life is over.
This remarkable video shows the dramatic rescue.
Back at the clinic the dogs got a complete makeover turning them from terrified, filthy barely alive creatures into happy, dancing white Poodles.
The dogs, a male and a female, are believed to be litter mates. They were named Pepsi and Cola.
Since no one has claimed them they are thought to have been abandoned. They are living in foster care and ready to go together into a forever home.
More information on Hope for Paws Facebook page.