Five years ago Treya’s owner died. At that moment, the life of this dog was shattered along with her human’s.
She was left to spend her days, nights, sweltering summers, and freezing winters chained beneath the porch of her abandoned home.
Neighbors provided Treya food and insulated her dog-house with some hay o keep her worm. But without human contact, she slowly deteriorated to a state of fearfulness and distrust.
At some point, the heavy chain that held her became wrapped around Treya’s right front paw.
The pain and terror she must have experienced is unthinkable. Finally, she was forced to chew off her own foot in order to free herself and survive.
Last month, firefighters alerted Stray Rescue of St. Louis to Treya’s presence.
With plenty of patience and perseverance, they were able to free the terrified dog from her backyard prison.
Beside her long-healed missing paw, Treya was suffering from heartworm disease. Also a severe flea infestation, and of course, emotional trauma.
She was understandably fearful, but a wonderful thing happened when her rescuers introduced Treya to another stray named Little Pinky, a shaggy-haired 15-pound Brussels Griffon mix.
Pinky’s company made Treya fell comfortable and safe again, and their friendship reminded her how it feels to give and receive love.
Treya was placed in a loving, experienced foster home where she is undergoing treatment for heartworm disease and a skin infection caused by her flea infestation.
Please share her tearful story with your friends and family!