They weren’t alarmed when a Missouri cemetery one night noticed a shadow moving through the graveyard. Recently, there had been a large influx of visitors, the majority of whom were four-legged.
The following day, after getting a better look, they were able to confirm that their visitor was a tiny stray puppy. They contacted their Stray Rescue of St. Louis friends because he had lost most of his hair and had painful feet (SRSL).
Many stray puppies find their way into the cemetery, according to Donna Lochmann, chief life saving officer at SRSL, who spoke to The Dodo.
They simply crawl under the fence and decide they like it there because it’s quiet, according to Lochmann. They have plenty of room to get away from people because the cemetery is so large.
However, Lochmann and the staff at the cemetery immediately devised a rescue strategy because every stray dog deserves suitable housing. They dispersed and searched the cemetery in an effort to locate the puppy.
One of the search team members eventually located the puppy curled up beneath a bush after hearing a noise in the area.
The puppy was taken by Lochmann and treated for his skin condition and the wounds on his feet there right away. After one of the gravestones in the cemetery where he was discovered, they affectionately gave him the name Kamper.
When Kamper at last began to feel better, his SRSL caregivers made the decision to take him back to the cemetery so he could see his rescuers once more.
Everyone found it to be extremely emotional, particularly Kamper and the volunteer who called us, according to Lochmann.
Kamper lit up with joy at spotting the cemetery staff once more. He charged each of them and showered each of their faces with enormous expressions of gratitude.
The employees at the cemetery were also thrilled to see him.
Relief from the rescue as this enormous monster-sized dog has at last found a forever home
The woman who called was overjoyed that we had found him and that he was doing well, according to Lochmann. We were grateful that she got in touch with us so that he could receive assistance on our end.
Kamper bid his friends farewell at the cemetery after shedding a few tears and showering them with kisses. He returned to SRSL, but he didn’t linger for very long.
Fortunately for Kamper, the shelter was able to quickly locate him a caring foster home. Kamper gets to play with his new dog siblings while he waits for a forever home in addition to regular medicated baths and a fresh set of pajamas to protect his healing skin.
Knowing that he is no longer this scared, sick dog attempting to survive on the streets, Lochmann said it is “so fun to watch him play and be happy.” “Now he can be a puppy again.”
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