When Stray Rescue of St. Louis received a call about a dog sleeping on a residential street during a heatwave. Image of a hungry dog lying desperately on the street most of all in need of help.
Donna Lochmann, director of rescue at Stray Rescue of St. Louis, said: “The photo this person sent us shows a hungry dog lying down, you can see his hip bones. So I know it’s definitely worth checking out.” Lochmann rushed to the scene but couldn’t find the puppy.She decided to turn into an alley at the last minute and that’s when she spotted him.
Lochmann found the dog lying in the water flowing from the gutter, presumably to keep cool because it was so hot. As she got closer, she quickly realized how desperately the dog needed help. “I watched him raise his head, look around, and then drop his head back to the curb as if he had completely given up.”
The image of a dog lying alone on the street with no energy or hope for the future broke Lochmann’s heart. Luckily for Lochmann, the oppressed dog had absolutely no objection to being rescued. He even made his way to her jeep without a leash on his own. As soon as he got into the car, the puppy was naturally at home. “I left the blanket in the back of the jeep, so he laid down immediately,” Lochmann said. “He seems very grateful to have air conditioning and a place to be comfortable.”
The sweet dog, which they later named Curby, thoroughly enjoyed what the shelter called its “free ride” to safety. He got to the foster home pretty quickly, Lochmann said. “A couple watched his video and the wife said to the husband: ‘That dog shouldn’t be in a shelter.’ So they came and picked it up.” His adoptive parents absolutely loved him.He turned out to be the sweetest boy ever.
Curby is loving his new foster home, where he has two incredibly loving parents and a sibling dog that he loves to cuddle with. He is finally starting to gain weight and his personality has really started to grow in his new home.