And the Stray Rescue staff have found plenty of animals abandoned on the streets of St. Louis. “Virtually all of the pets we save have been abused and neglected. They’ve been dumped on highways or remote country roads… in public parks, empty house[s] and dark alleys,” the center’s website explains.
“[We’ve] rescued [animals] from the torment of being bait dogs or prize fighters in dog-fighting rings,” the Stray Rescue post continues. “We even save dogs left chained behind buildings and locked in houses after their owners [have] moved away.”
And all of these efforts have paid off – Stray Rescue of St. Louis has reportedly grown into the city’s biggest no-kill shelter. On top of that, staffers are able to reach out to the community’s pet owners to teach them how best to care for their animals, thus preventing more four-legged friends from ending up in the shelter.