A good Samaritan in Missouri knew he had to get help when he saw a dog lying on a pile of trash for a few days straight.He called Stray Salvage of St. Louis (SRSL), whose group of heros promptly went out to save her.
The dog was first noticed by SRSL’s chief lifesaving officer, Donna Lochmann. According to Lochmann’s statement to The Dodo,
“When we got there, she was still rummaging through the trash because she was hungry, and we could see that she was skinny.”
At first, the dog didn’t see Lochmann, but when she did, she started to run away behind the trash can.
Lochmann was aware that she would need to win the puppy’s trust before she could save it.She then retrieved some treats, taking into consideration first that the dog was starving.
Lochmann stated, “She was very receptive to the sausages.”However, she walked past the food and immediately approached me when I knelt down and offered her one.“
The sweet dog got as close as she could to her rescuer and locked eyes with her, rather than nibbling on the food that was being offered to her.It appeared as though she were asking, “Are you here to help me?”Added Lochmann.
Lochmann put a leash around the dog’s neck and led her to the car after gaining her trust.The rescue can be watched here:
Everyone who worked at the shelter fell in love with the dog, whom Lochmann dubbed “Little Toes,” as soon as they arrived.
“She was so sweet with everyone in the facility,” Lochmann said. “She was basically giving everyone a hug.“
Little Toes only spent a day and a half at the shelter before being placed in foster care, but in that short time, she made it a point to show as much love as she could.
Little Toes looks after her new foster parents and dog sibling these days.Now that she is in a loving temporary home, her sweet personality is exploding more and more every day.
Even though her SRSL friends miss her hugs, they are pleased to learn that Little Toes will never again be hungry.