Owner, dog reunited following devastating St. Louis apartment fire

Owner, dog reunited following devastating St. Louis apartment fire

Owner, dog reunited following devastating St. Louis apartment fire

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by Eric Lorenz / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 18 at 8:38 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A woman who left her little dog while evacuating her midtown St. Louis apartment building has been reunited thanks to firefighters' rescue efforts and the local Humane Society.

Gina Schneider talked to News 4 on Tuesday and was noticeably upset about losing her home, but broke down when she realized her dog Nora was left behind.

“She had such a hard life, and I’m about to move- I’m moving in nine days, and she was going to have a yard,” Schneider said through tears Tuesday evening. “I just hope she can be OK so she can play in the yard.”

The sorrow would soon turn to happiness.  Schneider visited the Humane Society and found that Nora had been rescued by a firefighter.

Schneider is a recent graduate of St. Louis University law school.  She said she will be staying with friends until she can move in at her new place.

Representatives from the Humane Society said they housed six rescued pets for the burning apartment building, including cats, dogs and a hamster.

An official with the Humane Society tells News 4 that residents displaced from the fire can take their animals to the shelter’s headquarters located on Macklind or to the location at Lindell and Vandeventer.  The shelter will keep the animals free of charge until their owners find housing.

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