A rescue van drove all through the night to deliver seven dogs to Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Mo. According to a Fox2 News report on March 8, 2014, the dogs arrived around 9: A.M. this morning and a Fox 2 reporter was on scene.
The dogs are from an alleged dog fighting ring that was busted outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana on February 19, 2014. Authorities confiscated 47 dogs in all. According to Louisiana law, dogs from a fighting ring can be euthanized immediately. Shelter workers did not want to see that happen.
St. Martin Parish Animal Control in Louisiana reached out to rescue groups across the country in an effort to help the dogs so they wouldn't have to be put down. Randy Grim, Stray Rescue of St. Louis’s founder was quick to respond:
“We are taking their medically worse cases so we can give these dogs the second chance they deserve. I couldn’t say no.”
The dogs arrived this morning and were immediately unloaded by Stray Rescue volunteers and taken into the facility were a vet was waiting to access their needs and injuries. The dogs will remain with Stray Rescue of St. Louis to be rehabilitated and eventually adopted.
Stray Rescue of St. Louis is well known in the area for helping dogs that nobody wants. They rescue homeless and injured dogs from the streets and give them a second chance at life. To stay up to date on what’s happening with these seven dogs from Louisiana and other dogs this group saves join their Facebook page or check out their web site at Stray Rescue.org.
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