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Woman Finds Isolated Pup Living In Small Alleyway

Written by: Julie Hunt
Julie Hunt is an avid dog lover and writer for, and has a background as a veterinary technician. She rescued a beautiful former bait dog named Rory.Read more
| Published on February 20, 2024

There is nothing more heartbreaking than seeing an animal in distress. Whether they were dumped by callous owners or have lived their entire lives on the streets, stray dogs need humans in order to survive. They cannot care for themselves properly and need food, water, and adequate shelter to remain alive. Fortunately, there are kind people and rescue groups who fight for animals in need. The homeless dog in this story is still alive today thanks to the golden hearts of Stray Rescue of St. Louis.


The team at Stray Rescue of St. Louis came across a stray dog huddled in a narrow alley, seemingly in search of assistance. The moment the rescuer laid eyes on her, it was evident that the dog felt defeated. The dog also exhibited signs of fear, prompting the rescuer to maintain a distance while attempting to soothe her with gentle words.

Despite her efforts to approach her gradually, the dog remained visibly distressed by her presence. Nonetheless, after a short while, the dog overcame her apprehension and moved toward the rescuer. The weather was particularly cold and rainy, adding urgency to their need to leave the area quickly. The woman spoke to the dog kindly, with reassuring words.


The rescuer offered her comfort through gentle petting, which helped the dog recognize her good intentions. She then transported the dog to their facility in St. Louis for the care she needed. Once the dog was assessed to be in good health, the next step was to arrange a foster home for her, with the hope of eventually placing the pup in a permanent home.


The once-distressed, homeless pup is thriving today in the care of a wonderful rescue group. They continue to rescue other animals just like her, hoping each and every one of them will also find their happy ending. Thank you for all you do, Stray Rescue of St. Louis!

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