Stray Rescue of St. Louis founder, Randy Grim has seen the worst of the worst in cases of animal cruelty, but the tortured sight of an abandoned, emaciated and suffering gentle dog shot point blank in the face, brought Grim to tears.
On Friday, a good Samaritan contacted Stray Rescue of St. Louis for help as the dog cowered in the corner of a building on one of the city’s hottest and most humid afternoons. And when Grim arrived, he was shocked at the appearance of Nickles and the obvious intentional abuse inflicted upon this gentle soul. Not only was the dog almost starved to death, half of his muzzle had been blown away by a gun.
Rushed to the veterinary hospital, Nickles is now fighting for his life.
“I told him he is loved,” stated Grim on the organization’s Facebook page. “I am with you all the way [Nickles] until you’re well. I love all of them, but this one filled me with such sadness and got to the core of my heart.”
To help with Nickles life saving veterinary expenses, donations can be made by clicking here.
The location of the incident was at the intersection of Sullivan and Jefferson. Any information to help locate those responsible-Please call 314-771-6121.
(Photos and video by Stray Rescue Org.)