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This summer we’ve seen suffering in St. Louis on par with the extreme heat and monsoon-like rains that have overtaken our city at times. The list of abuse cases flooding our shelter has swelled like a river, threatening to break its levees. Our financial need is growing as more animals suffer daily in our city and beyond. Simply ignoring the problem, glossing over it, or assuming someone else will handle it doesn’t end the abuse and neglect these sweet dogs and cats continue to experience over and over again - many directly by the hands of humans. Stray Rescue seeks out and takes in the most severe cases and give those who have been hit by cars, shot, starved, and left to die the chance they deserve.
Like Annie McHound who came to us covered in thousands of fleas. At first, we thought she was covered in motor oil, but it was actually dried blood from all of the fleas literally sucking the life out of her. She had no body fat and could not control her own temperature. She received a life-saving blood transfusion immediately. We said YES to Annie.
Like Adira who came to us with the most horrific wounds. Half of her side was wide open, exposing her muscle, tissue, and even parts of her spine. But she wagged her tail and looked at us with hope in her eyes. Euthanasia was not an option for us, she wanted to live and we wanted to show her a life of love. So we cleaned the wounds and began the long road to recovery. Adira is still healing, but she is now in a foster home surrounded with stuffed animal toys and people who love to lay on the couch with her. We said YES to Adira.
Like Osha and Naji, who were locked in a crate by owners who were being evicted. They were both shoved into a crate too small for them in a hot garage and never looked back. They weren't found until a week later and came to us so skinny, so malnourished, so dirty, and the female was passing deceased puppies. We said YES to Osha and Naji.
These extreme circumstances require special help from people with the means to provide support. We value every penny that we receive and are eternally grateful for every person who has donated to our mission for the past 25 years. Sadly, our needs continue to grow as we take on more and more cases than ever before. It appears humans still haven't learned how to apprecite man's best friend. They take them for granted, treat them like garbage, and discard their heartbeats every single day. But together, we can help them.
Because of our supporters, the dogs and cats who cross over our threshold are held, loved, and treated no matter how horrible their wounds appear. They get a second chance here, and are adopted to loving families who adore them. We are rescuing thousands of dogs every single year, spaying/neutering them, helping them, and loving them. We can't do it without you.
If you have the means, please join our $19.99/month donation campaign. This Elite Group of Supporters will expand our operational scope and allow us to grow our reach and rescue so many more precious lives from our streets doing their best to survive. Joining this group not only shows your dedication to our mission, but it also reflects your desire to invest in the future of Stray Rescue and help us say YES to every rescue that comes our way without hesitation.
As a thank you, we will send you this shirt, directly to your doorstep (please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery).