With temperatures at a scorching 90 degrees, a call came in by a city worker stating that a stray dog who has been out there on the mean streets for over a year has collapsed from the heat. I got that sinking feeling in my stomach knowing that heat exhaustion kills and especially in St. Louis during one of our notorious heatwaves. This call had a new sense of urgency. Off we went to Greer Avenue.
You're a small furry dog that was dumped over 5 years ago trying to survive on your own with little trust of humans anymore. You find an auto shop with a cluttered salvage yard that provides many places to hide. You suffer the extreme heat and cold year after year by burrowing under old car parts. Your only salvation is a kind 75 year-old man who would leave food out for you every single day. That was Pay Dirt's life.
Even though we're a city shelter, sometimes we are compelled to go to the rural areas for extenuating circumstances, and that proved true today. We received a call from a resident and animal lover in Wright City as she explained the situation going on nearby her home. A home that really is uninhabitable for neither humans nor dogs, with litters of puppies and their dogs allowed to roam continuing this cycle of puppies that never ends. The owners wanted the dogs for protection, but the…
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