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A Dog Peeked His Head Out From The Pile Of Trash He Was Left In

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 June 17, 2024

We publish and share stories like this one to highlight a reality that many animals endure. Our aim is to celebrate their joyful outcomes, their success in overcoming difficult beginnings, and their capacity for forgiveness. Although initially heartbreaking, this story exemplifies what it means to truly love animals—acknowledging the relentless efforts of rescuers who work tirelessly to aid animals in distress. Let’s all recognize and appreciate these everyday heroes. A sweet Pit Bull was living beneath an overpass in the busy city of St. Louis. He had likely been abandoned and found a safe spot in a heap of discarded items.


Once spotted, a Good Samaritan called Stray Rescue of St. Louis and asked for help. The rescuers promised the caller they would do everything they could to save the dog from his tragic fate. Upon arriving, Donna, the lead rescuer, got out of her vehicle with her trusty volunteers by her side. At first, all she saw was a large heap of trash. But as she got closer, she discovered the pup’s little head peeking out from the pile of rubbish.


The dog, with the most innocent face, had likely been thrown out with the trash itself. How could anyone consider a dog to be as worthless as unwanted items? How pitiful! Donna, with her loving demeanor and gentle voice, neared the dog and dropped to his level. She spoke to him, telling the pup that he was okay now and they were going to help him.


The Pit Bull wagged his tail but didn’t move. In fact, it seemed as if he were frozen in his former life. Donna slipped a leash around his head and tried to coax him out, but the dog wouldn’t budge. Donna continued and even gently pulled the leash. Still, the dog resisted. She had no other choice but to tug harder, and it finally worked. The dog hesitantly came to her, nervously wagging his tail.

It was official! The dog was safe and sound. It was time to head to the rescue center to give him a warm bath, a hearty meal, and some much-needed love. Stray Rescue of St. Louis will look for a permanent home when the Pittie is in good health, both physically and emotionally. We couldn’t be happier for this rescue! To see it unfold, check out the video below.

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