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Rescuers Chase After German Shepherd All Day To Save Him From The Cold

 Truckers told them the German Shepherd had been dumped, a death sentence given the freezing temperatures outside. What followed was a race against the clock...

After spending hours trying to catch an abandoned German shepherd without success, Stray Rescue of St. Louis was very worried about leaving him call at the cold for the night. Below freezing temperatures have swept through the American city for the past week and therefore the rescue has been working non stop to undertake and save as many strays animals as they will .



Having recently lost a mama dog and her pup to the cold after finding them too late, the rescuers were determined to not lose another dog once they answered the decision regarding a German shepherd running loose on the streets.



“We tried to rescue this very BIG and really SCARED dog ALL DAY yesterday,” Stray Rescue of St. Louis wrote on Instagram. “He came on the brink of us but cars scared him away and therefore the leash spooked him even quite the cars.”

When coaxing him to them didn’t work, they tried to lure him into a trap. But that didn’t work either. “He was so tall, he kept tripping the trap together with his body,” the rescuers explained.


They could see the German shepherd was feeling the coolness . “He ran across busy streets and lifting his feet so we knew he was cold and had nowhere to travel . Truckers told us he was dumped.”



Unable to catch him and with night approaching, the rescuers had to offer up temporarily and leave him behind. “Last night was a sleepless night for us as we worried about him,” they said. But they returned to the neighborhood very first thing within the morning, knowing the dog would be hungry, and maybe, just maybe, he would be easier to catch!

When they spotted the dog, they laid out a much bigger trap with a pile of food. Donna Lochmann, lead rescuer at Stray Rescue of St. Louis, dropped a trail of food to the trap, hoping it might help convince the stray dog to travel in. It didn’t appear as if it had been getting to work, but the instant Donna turned her back, the dog went in. “This time, he was desperate enough to squeeze into our biggest trap!”


They were so relieved to possess him! Once back at their shelter, they named the dog Iceberg and shared a followup picture.




He looks so happy to be inside and warm. “Iceberg is prepared to cuddle up in his big, fluffy blankets tonight,” Stray Rescue wrote. “He’s getting to sleep sooo good!”


To support Stray Rescue of St. Louis and Iceberg’s recovery, please consider making a donation.

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