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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Raise the 'Woof' Wednesday


How do animals in cities with temps below zero survive without someone like Randy Grim and Stray Rescue?
On Saturday night and into Sunday, St. Louis got 10+ inches of snow.  Teaming up with the Mayor, Randy made a plea on the news to bring pets inside.  Any pets found outside, even in backyards, would be confiscated and the owners fined. I think only a few people were given citations, but Randy and his staff were busier than ever rescuing stray dogs. On Monday morning the temperature was -8 with a windchill of -20.


(You know you're an animal person when in extreme weather all you can think about are stray and missing dogs and cats. It breaks my heart.)

Thank you, Randy, for what you do.
Here are pictures from some of his rescues:


Larry can't believe that entire packs of stray dogs are running around and living in abandoned houses, but in some areas (especially East St. Louis), believe me, they are.


This poor guy, Francis, was not rescued in time; he passed away soon after.


One grateful pup
This poor guy had to be sedated and muzzled. He got into the car easily when rescued, but at the shelter he refused to get out, growling and baring his teeth. Apparently he liked the warmth of the car and thought he was being forced back out into the cold.  No worries, little dude, you're safe! 
This boy, named Zero, was picked up off the streets by a police officer, who has since decided to adopt him for his little boy.

These babies, and their momma who was tied up, were all rescued.

And then there's this....
OH

MY


GOSH


GET


ME


INSIDE...QUICK!


I wish all dogs had such a choice.


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