The Stray Rescue Of St. Louis received a call from a firefighter who discovered that a dog had been left behind after its owner had been murdered five years ago!
Instead of calling the animal rescue or other authorities, neighbors decided to take care of the dog on their own. But, no one released her from the chains that kept her bound. Treya had been living alone under the deck of the vacant house for 5 years. She survived on food provided by the neighbors and stayed warm from the hey they had laid down for her.
Sadly, her chain became tighter because it was winding around her foot. She was in so much pain, that she eventually chewed off her paw in order to get free.
After being alone for so very long, she was scared and timid but the rescue team introduced her to another dog so she could start socializing. She has just recently wagged her tail for the very first time but still has miles to go.
Treya, aside from missing a paw, also suffers from heartworm and a serious skin condition.
The shelter has raised money to buy Treya a prosthetic leg so one day she will be able to walk easily and even learn to run!
She is currently living in a foster home and is being treated for her heartworm and skin condition. For the first time in many years, she is finally feeling the love she has missed for so long. There is no doubt that she will get her a much needed second chance!
Although this is a tragic story, it had an amazing ending. andy Grim, the founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis, encourages neighbors to notify rescue organizations immediately when they see an animal in need. It could possibly save their lives and allow them to have a better tomorrow!