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Dog fighting to survive after being found nearly frozen on sidewalk

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A dog is fighting for her life after being found, nearly frozen, on a sidewalk in St. Louis, Missouri. As reported by Fox 2 News, the female pit bull was discovered collapsed on a sidewalk by a postal worker.

Stray Rescue of St. Louis responded to the call for help and captured video of the dog as she lay on the ground.

Happening live- heading straight to our trauma center, please pray for this little girl. We'll keep you updated no matter what happens.

Posted by Stray Rescue of St. Louis on Friday, February 8, 2019

The dog, dubbed Faust, after the man who found her and called for help, was in critical condition when she was brought in for help. The rescue group wrote:

She is in our trauma center with the very best team, we will give her every possible chance. Her temperature is too low to read and she’s in shock. We’re not sure what happened, yet. She is on oxygen and fluids now and on the heating table.

Because Faust was in such dire condition, she had to be transferred for specialized care. The rescue agency explained:

We have done all we can here at Stray Rescue. She is a bit more stable and breathing on her own, but we’re sending Faust to VSS. Donna is taking her now, we’ll keep updating you. Let’s give this girl a chance. She deserves a chance.

Though her prognosis is guarded, a day later there were signs that she may survive:

We went to see Faust today and were so happy to see her beautiful amber eyes and to hear she ate and drank this morning! It is a miracle. She is still very weak and definitely not out of the woods. We’re still not sure what is going on but her symptoms are being treated.

Donations can be made via this link to the rescue group.

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6 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Pray that Faust can recover from this and be taken into her forever home. What a sweet girl and probably belonged to someone who abandoned her. Prayers to Faust for a speedy recovery.

  2. Gizmos Mommy says:

    To the Beautiful Faust – I send my namaste to you to help you fight to stay with people who will love you. You will find live because you are loved.

  3. Darla G says:

    I just read that Faust was murdered by Animal Control. This sweet dog apparently bit a vet tech while Faust was in critical condition so the specialty vet clinic sent her to the pound and they euthanized her without contacting the rescue who had her. RIP Faust.

  4. Pamela D says:

    I can’t believe these morons killed this dog because Faust bit the vet tech. Under what circumstances should this dog like damn humans. Stupid bastards! You should have considered what Faust went through.


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