Stray Dog Living In The Trash For Days Shows Her Rescuers Some Lovin’ [Video]


  • A dog living in the trash for days was reported by a Good Samaritan for help.
  • When rescuers from Stray Rescue of St. Louis (SRSL) came, they found a skinny and hungry dog.
  • While in the car on their way to the shelter, the dog showed her sweet nature to her rescuers and showered the staff with her love when they reached the shelter.

No one knows how she ended up in the trash but if not for a Good Samaritan who reached out to Stray Rescue of St. Louis (SRSL), she would still have been there for a longer time.  On rescue day, she was still rummaging for her food.  And when she saw Donna Lochmann, she hid behind the trash.

She lived in trash for days…now she’s safe

We named her Little Toes because her little toes were so cold 🥺. According to the caller, she’s been laying in this pile of trash and he thought she was injured. She was out in the cold and sleet all night and she fell asleep on our laps. This perfect girl deserves better. We hope someone wonderful can come foster our Little Toes today. And for everyone else, we hope you’ll consider making a donation. These little babies are so miserable out in the cold: Strayrescue.org/donate

Posted by Stray Rescue of St. Louis on Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Lochmann, SRSL’s chief life saving officer said that the pup was so skinny.  And from experience, Lochmann knew that she had to earn the pup’s trust before she could even go near her. And a can of sausages would do the trick.

Lochmann said, “She was very receptive to the sausages. But when I knelt down and offered one to her, she went past the food and came right up to me.”

Photo Credit: Stray Rescue of St. Louis (Facebook)

The pup did not immediately eat the food but looked into her eyes instead as if saying, ‘Are you here to help me?’  And it got the can of sausages and brought it back to the bushes near the trash bins. 

But the trust was already established enough to make her go back to Lochmann.  And as soon as a leash was secured around her neck, Lochmann led her onto her car.

Photo Credit: Stray Rescue of St. Louis (Facebook)

In the car, the dog must have been so cold from being outside for so long that when she placed her front paws in the middle of the front seats, she was shaking.  But it did not stop her from showing her rescuers her sweet nature.

And when they reached the shelter, Lochmann had already named her Little Toes because of her cold toes. And everyone quickly fell in love with the affectionate pup who hugged everybody.

Photo Credit: Stray Rescue of St. Louis (Facebook)

Little Toes spread love at the shelter.  And in just a day and a half, she was immediately placed in foster care where she is now enjoying a safe and loving stay with her family.

For the SRSL staff, seeing Little Toes thrive in the foster environment where she will never go hungry again is the greatest reward for their work.

Source: The Dodo


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