Rescue in the L.A river sends us to help an unusual animal and kittens too!

  • Published: 02 December 2019
  • Our work requires us to improvise all the time and this time we had an unusual animal, and also help from the SMART Team. It is almost GIVING TUESDAY and I really hope you will join our team with a small donation using the DONATE button here on YouTube or on our website: (Here you can also get your own Lucky Leash!)

    Special thanks to the people working at the immigration building for spotting the kittens down in the river and for knowing to call Hope For Paws for help. Loreta Frankonyte and I started this mission together, and then JoAnn Wiltz joined us, and then the SMART Team from L.A Animal Services - it was a really cool rescue.

    If you would like to adopt DJ Suki & Poppy, please contact our friends at Room 8 Memorial Cat Foundation:

    Thank you so much for sharing our videos - this is how more and more people are learning about our work and this is how more and more animals are getting rescued.

    I really appreciate your support!


    #HopeForPaws #KittenRescue #DjSuki
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Comments • 1 475

  • Rocel Guimbal
    Rocel Guimbal  42 minutes back

    Both of you are so kind I wish you can help animals here in Philippine's

    • Hats A
      Hats A  1 hours back

      Probably I’m the only one, I’m fine not saving rats... I’m sorry... I just find them dirty and carrier of diseases...

      • Shiloh Skye
        Shiloh Skye  2 hours back


        • oldstuffrocks64
          oldstuffrocks64  3 hours back

          Hate the thought of any animal being poisoned ....Great rescue. Kittens seemed to allow human touch fairly quickly so maybe they weren't out too long. Thanks too for the animal welfare officers who give animal welfare a good name.....

          • Rose. M. Baker
            Rose. M. Baker  3 hours back

            Please keep them and adopt them your wonderful people for rescuing them thank you so much for all you do.

            • amie diaz
              amie diaz  3 hours back

              If other people saw a sick rat on the street, they probally will try to hurt it or run away, but not y'all!!!! Thank you all for helping the rat and the kittens UwU

              • JD
                JD  3 hours back

                Poor rat. I saw one die poisoned before. Horrible painful death.

                • creeper gaming
                  creeper gaming  3 hours back

                  7:19 That guy sounds like swaggersouls

                  • Teuta Ilyriana
                    Teuta Ilyriana  4 hours back

                    What happened to the rat? Update, please. Kittens adorable! Love to all!❤️❤️❤️

                    • Datoxic herbivore.
                      Datoxic herbivore.  5 hours back


                      • Richard Phillips
                        Richard Phillips  6 hours back

                        Top people, I love animals an have saved some but I admit I would not save a rat , if it was in pain I would end its life the fastest way , am I a bad person , the vet would think am mad bringing rats , in winter they come looking for food an seen them climb up bird feeder poll , so they could easily get in my roof, they need killing or we get Black Death

                        • Glenn Lowry
                          Glenn Lowry  8 hours back

                          I hate rats but now I love them 😍

                          • sherry jarecki
                            sherry jarecki  9 hours back

                            Doing rescued is so rewarding when everything works out.thank u paws

                            • Hannah King
                              Hannah King  9 hours back

                              We need more people like this, who would help ANY animal. Too many people only see certain animals as having value, and those people would’ve left when they saw a rat instead of kittens, and the rat would’ve been left to suffer.

                              • Randy Ciriaco
                                Randy Ciriaco  12 hours back

                                You guys are hero. ♥ thanks.

                                • Ben Horton
                                  Ben Horton  12 hours back

                                  Again you guy's are awesome

                                  • GI Padang
                                    GI Padang  13 hours back

                                    I don't understand, you save a rat too??

                                    • Jackie Ashley
                                      Jackie Ashley  13 hours back

                                      Ewwwe a RAT hate them glad the kittens are ok

                                      • Angelo mabalay
                                        Angelo mabalay  14 hours back

                                        Finding the dogs/cats me pretty easy for 😢😢😢 i cant even have a cat/dog cause of my wild human sister

                                        • M Piper
                                          M Piper  15 hours back

                                          Good luck with the kitties but I could stand watching this whole video of just Loretta in it.🙄💕😍

                                          • Fran
                                            Fran  17 hours back

                                            omg not Rattata! T_T

                                            • 楊秀娟
                                              楊秀娟  17 hours back


                                              • Marie Kazazian
                                                Marie Kazazian  18 hours back

                                                God bless you kind souls!

                                                • Biswajeet Sahu
                                                  Biswajeet Sahu  19 hours back

                                                  Good day ahead

                                                  • heavenlee simmons
                                                    heavenlee simmons  19 hours back

                                                    I can't join yall bc I am 7 years old but when I grow up I want to join yall I feed 10 cats where I live there use to be 12but two are missing

                                                    • Mark Hoffman
                                                      Mark Hoffman  19 hours back

                                                      Amazing job, guys !!!!

                                                      • Sienna Coleman
                                                        Sienna Coleman  19 hours back

                                                        My old cat was called poppy but she was put down she was very ill and she was blind

                                                        • Денис Реджепов

                                                          Вы молодцы!

                                                          • Immi Vdm
                                                            Immi Vdm  20 hours back

                                                            Their fur colour seems to be a bit Siamese

                                                            • Wendy Koranda
                                                              Wendy Koranda  20 hours back

                                                              Beautiful kittens

                                                              • momo wagma
                                                                momo wagma  21 hours back

                                                                Dankaschun 🇩🇪🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🍼🍼🍼🍼🍼🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🍣💗👍👑🍗🥙🥙🍗👑👍💗🍣👏🍲🍼🥣🍼🍲🍤🌴🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

                                                                • Emma B
                                                                  Emma B  21 hours back

                                                                  OMG I want one of those kittens they are so dang cute and beautiful

                                                                  • StarFuryG7
                                                                    StarFuryG7  23 hours back

                                                                    These two are incredibly cute.
                                                                    I kind of feel bad for the rat too, but I didn't really expect them to try and help it that much.

                                                                    • nandarani devi dasi
                                                                      nandarani devi dasi  23 hours back

                                                                      Well what happened to the rat?

                                                                    • Treasure Trovel
                                                                      Treasure Trovel  24 hours back

                                                                      The kittens seem well fed but extremely lethargic so maybe not healthy.

                                                                      • Aaron D
                                                                        Aaron D  24 hours back

                                                                        Hey, I got a lot of homeless rats up here in NY wanna come get them too?

                                                                        • E S
                                                                          E S  1 days back

                                                                          Pretty little babies. Thanks for saving

                                                                          • Larson Markov
                                                                            Larson Markov  1 days back

                                                                            Loretta has a nice curvy ass

                                                                            • bill Gatty
                                                                              bill Gatty  17 hours back

                                                                              And thanks to Eldad's trademark camera angle, we get some rather nice views of it. ☺

                                                                          • bakarangerpinku
                                                                            bakarangerpinku  1 days back

                                                                            Heh heh. I have a 2 year old tortie that could take or leave tuna, but she can’t resist chicken lol.
                                                                            My late tortie also could not resist chicken. When she rejected the chicken I knew she was leaving us...16 years old.
                                                                            Just something to think about if you know you’re fixing to catch tortie girls. They lurrrrve chimken moar. Rotisserie chicken especially and it’s usually pretty cheap. They can eat quite a bit, but you’ll definitely have leftovers, just eat rotisserie chicken for dinner later 😆 It’s worth mentioning my first cat ever was a tortie who caught crows. They just love everything fowl. I’ve had 3 in my lifetime.
                                                                            Every other cat is tuna though usually lol.
                                                                            I’m so glad they were forgiving kittens! The first was really freaked out!

                                                                            • Dark sampa
                                                                              Dark sampa  1 days back

                                                                              CONGRATULATIONS!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

                                                                              • SUZANA AHMAD
                                                                                SUZANA AHMAD  1 days back

                                                                                thank god we have a people like you guys

                                                                                • Reaper Mack
                                                                                  Reaper Mack  1 days back

                                                                                  Poison should be banned and glue traps rats and mice are dirty but a living being doesn't deserve to die in that way

                                                                                  • Neil i
                                                                                    Neil i  1 days back

                                                                                    Since my cat got sick only 11 love my bobi and jubi lived to 21 i want to help i think i'm going ot volunteer to try and help when i can

                                                                                    • UF 7351-k
                                                                                      UF 7351-k  1 days back

                                                                                      Very late but thank u so much for helping the rat and the 2 kittens ive never expecting u to actually help the rat. Never knew u Actually cared for EVERY animal as well and i hope the 2 kittens find a forever home

                                                                                      • Farrah358
                                                                                        Farrah358  1 days back

                                                                                        Such a sweet ending except for the poor rat.

                                                                                        • NinetyOne Foxtrot
                                                                                          NinetyOne Foxtrot  1 days back

                                                                                          Please come to the Bronx and save all the rats here 😆

                                                                                          • Loury Ruiz
                                                                                            Loury Ruiz  1 days back

                                                                                            SORRY I CANT DONATE I DONT HAVE ANY MONY IN THIS THAT I CAN GIVE YOU SO YEAH I WISH I COULD TELL MY MOM BUT SHE SAID NO :(

                                                                                            • Juniper Abbott
                                                                                              Juniper Abbott  1 days back

                                                                                              I love hope for paws!! You guys take on every challenge to rescue animals in need, thank you!!💙🐕🐈🐾