Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: The Passion and Compassion of Real Heroes

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Welcome to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. If you’ve been to a BlogPaws Conference lately what I’m going to talk about won’t be new to you. But I know lots of my pals didn’t make it to BlogPaws this year, some have never gone, and some will likely never make it. Today this post is for all of you that have never been, but are always there in spirit.

What is a hero? What comes to mind? The short definition is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Yep, that sounds about right. In our world of pet blogging we often run into humans with a real passion. We also run into a sizeable number with true compassion. In our world of animals you put the two together and you’ll find our heroes.

At BlogPaws this year we were all fortunate enough to meet a gentleman named Eldad Hagar. I know, if you were at BlogPaws you’ve already got the tissues out. Eldad has a wonderful rescue organization called The rescues he does day in and day out are utterly wonderful, not to mention amazing.

I could go on and on about the work that he does, but instead I’m going to share 2 videos with you. I’ll tell you they’re not short videos, but you need to watch them and see a hero in action.


I’ve not gotten Eldad out of my brain since BlogPaws. If you’ve got a buck or two to spare, please send it his way at You can tell he’ll put every dollar to good use. I’m so very thankful that there are people out there like Eldad and I’m thankful you let me share his videos with you all.

Yes, he has cat and kitten rescue videos too. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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42 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: The Passion and Compassion of Real Heroes

  1. Yael

    Anyone who rescues or adopts an animal is a hero in my book. He sounds like a star among them.
    Yael from Playing In Catnip

  2. Raven

    It’s wonderful that there are people who are committed to rescuing the homeless animals, caring for them, and finding them homes.

  3. Summer

    There are lots of people who do heroic acts at least once in their lives, but Eldad is one of those special ones who is a hero by nature.

  4. easyweimaraner

    you are totally right… the founder of this organization is a hero… you haven’t to be a mighty warrior or a super star to be a hero… if you have a heart and if you care for others you will be one…

  5. Marg

    He sure sounds like a hero. It is so rewarding to hear about people like him especially that rescue animals. Thanks for telling us about him. You all have a great day.

  6. Angel Sammy and Teddy

    Amazing videos highlighting one extremely special hero……we are truly touched – and everyone who helps any animal in distress or in need of shelter is a hero in our book – this guy is just beyond “special”………thanks for sharing the videos with us.

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom

  7. The Menagerie Mom

    I have never been to BlogPaws, but I love hearing about it. I had no idea that Eldad Hagar was there this year. I have been following his rescues and videos for years, and I have so much respect for him. He is the true, ultimate definition of a hero, indeed. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  8. Ellen Pilch

    He sounds like an amazing man. I didn’t watch the videos, I don’t want to cry. I will try to donate when I have some money, it seems like vet bills snatch up all mine.

  9. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood…pleez ta tell yur dad we said thanx for sharin bout this organization and Mr. Hagar. We will ask de food gurl ta let uz watch de mooveez when herz on her fone two nite; sted of at werk, case they bee sad 🙁

    we will chex out his organization two ! ♥♥♥

  10. Monika & Sam

    We are continually thankful for all who rescue, be they cats or pups. Your videos really struck a cord with me and I hope to be able to attend a BlogPaws conference sometime soon. Thank you for sharing. And on a Thankful Thursday, we are grateful to have crossed your path. ❤︎

    1. Monika & Sam

      P.S. Having watched both videos now and cried numerous tears, I can say I was extraordinarily touched. The crying puppies even roused Elsa, my puppy mill survivor and I had to assure her there was a happy ending on both vids. Thanks for sharing. What an amazing group!

  11. The OP Pack

    The Mom here – what an amazing group of people and Eldad is certainly a hero!!! What an appropriate name for hime too – The Dad!!! I watched both videos and ended up having to put my laptop on the floor and get down with Misty and Lightning who were so focused on the screen – two dogs who do not watch TV for any more than a few seconds. Those puppy cries caught their attention immediately. We hope all the puppies and the Mom do well, and we really hope the other dog will be caught and helped. A contribution to that worthy organization is on its way.

    Kathie and The OP Pack

  12. Jan K

    Next time I go to BlogPaws, if I know they will be showing his videos, I’ll have a full box of tissues on hand. I wish I’d gotten the chance to meet him – he is a hero indeed. I am trying to remember to share his videos too, I’m so glad you did that here!

  13. Kitties Blue

    Eldad is so amazing according to our mom. She met him at BlogPaws, got to speak to him for a while and gave him a big hug. Thanks for hosting Thankful Thursday. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  14. KB

    Thank you for reminding us to be thankful. I have limited bandwidth internet so I can’t watch long videos but I will read about this hero. He sounds truly inspiring!

  15. Three Chatty Cats

    Tissues needed for sure! These videos are amazing! A hero, indeed. I’ll have to look into this group more, as it’s in my neck of the woods. Thank you for sharing these videos and about Eldad!

  16. Mags Pooh and Chancy

    Oh, thank you for sharing these wonderful videos. We are thankful for these people and all of those who work so hard to help dogs and cats in need and all of those who take in rescues and give them loving forever homes. There are no words to adequately describe those who go the extra mile to help. Hugs and nose kisses

  17. Jodi Stone

    Thank you for sharing that! I see you chose the epic puppy video too! Wasn’t that just heart wrenching?

    The day I met Eldad, his assistant (Lisa) was on a long distance call working to save a dog with liver issues. (Eldad gave her his credit card).

    Shortly after BlogPaws, I followed his trip back to South Carolina to rescue a dog with her paw caught in a trap. I’m waiting to see that video.

    He really is a hero in a very flawed world.

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