A rescuer in St. Louis, Missouri, made a grim discovery while searching for cold strays in a rural area on Monday morning. Stray Rescue of St. Louis recounted the sad demise of an abandoned dog and her puppies, writing:
This morning, Donna was out checking for any cold strays who needed help and had someone with her on a ride-along. She stopped on the side of the road when she saw a doghouse, sitting in the middle of nowhere. She walked up to the doghouse, and saw straw sticking out of the front.
Her heart sank when she realized that the dog house was not empty. The animal welfare agency writes:
It hurts us to even type these words. Inside was a beautiful white dog with a collar, frozen to death. With her were newborn puppies, all also frozen to death.
The rescue agency issued a plea for compassion from anyone who might consider leaving their pets out in the cold, writing:
It’s obvious the doghouse was dumped here, as it is nowhere near any houses or property. We are so sorry to give you this horrific and sickening news, but this is reality. This is why we beg people to bring their pets in during these dangerous and deadly temperatures. Even if you have to put them in your basement – do it. They will not survive in these temperatures.
Remember, if you are cold, your pet is cold. And be on the lookout for pets who might have owners who leave them outdoors – reach out to the authorities or animal control for help if you see a pet suffering. Rest in peace to this innocent, abandoned family.
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