A storm of controversy is brewing in St. Louis, Missouri, following the death of a recently rescued dog dubbed Faust, who was found near death, days ago on a sidewalk. Faust was discovered by a postal worker who called for help – she was nearly frozen when she was picked up by rescuers who carried her away in blankets.
The stricken dog was taken in by Stray Rescue of St. Louis, but later transferred to Veterinary Specialty Services for specialized care. Unfortunately, a bite incident at the veterinary hospital resulted in the dog being turned over to animal control and ultimately, Faust was euthanized.
Stray Rescue has lashed out publicly about the deadly situation – writing:
Please excuse the rawness of the video I used my phone. Faust was killed , her life didn’t matter to VSS or County animal control. Please watch the video then do something! It could be your dog next. Love and woof, Randy
But the animal control agency where Faust was euthanized has defended the decision. In a press release, Saint Louis County Animal Control stated that Faust showed signs of neurological deficiency which could be indicative of rabies – the agency has also stated that she was suffering.
The veterinary tech who was bitten by Faust is being treated and will undergo standard rabies protocol for the injury.
Original article about Faust here.
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