Working in animal welfare is never an easy work and those who work on the front lines, liake in animal rescue, often need to see and go through some difficult things.
Donna and Scott with Stray Rescue of St. Louis recognize the heartbreaking reality of animal rescue all too well.
Not just do they have to see and handle heartbreaking rescue cases, however they sometimes put themselves in danger to save a dog!
That recently happened when Donna and Scott were called to investigate an abandoned home in St. Louis that had reports of a canine caught inside.
The house was absolutely disgusting. It was full of wet garbage, rotting flesh and wood, and God recognizes what else. The scene inside the home was like something from a scary film or a nightmare. However Donna and Scott pushed on in hopes of finding the canine trapped in all that mess.
While carefully walking through the house looking for the dog, Donna in fact fell via the rotten floor! Thankfully, she was okay and she was dedicated enough to the mission to keep going.
Eventually, they found the sweet dog, who they called Mudder, stuck in the basement of the house. He would certainly either fallen down there or jumped down there and became stuck. He could not get back out of the basement however he plainly couldn’t live there permanently. It was no place for any living being to stay.
Ever before so carefully, Donna and Scott worked together to eliminate the dog securely from the basement and bring him back to the rescue.
Animal rescue is almost never simple, but the end outcome is so worth it. In Mudder’s situation, he’s now living his best life off the streets and surrounded by individuals that enjoy him!