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Feral dog problem dwindling in Metro East

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A feral dog was rescued in East St. Louis Wednesday, and her chance at a new life also illustrates the success of fixing the feral dog problem. Credit: KMOV A feral dog was rescued in East St. Louis Wednesday, and her chance at a new life also illustrates the success of fixing the feral dog problem. Credit: KMOV
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A feral dog was rescued in East St. Louis Wednesday, and her chance at a new life also illustrates the success of fixing the feral dog problem.

The girl that doesn’t have a name yet was rescued by Gateway Pet Guardians from an abandoned home.

“No one caring for them, they don’t have anyone feeding them every day except for our volunteers they don’t have a warm home,” said Jamie Case with Gateway Pet Guardians.

Volunteers have been caring for the pack of dogs she lived with for about two years, according to Case.

She said they’ve been watching the dogs on a trail cam and knew it was time to move in when the weather got cold and they saw the dog that had no hair.

“It’s terrible these conditions they’re living in. It’s very cold outside and most humans and animals cannot survive out there,” Case said.

Case said the problem is getting better in the Metro East. In fact, the pack this most recent dog was rescued from is the last known-one in the area.

Case said there are still two dogs left to be rescued. They will do that once a home that is qualified to care and rehab them is available.

The dog that was rescued Wednesday is going to be cared for by a group called The Feral Companion.

They care for dogs that otherwise get overlooked and would be killed.

Her care will be long and costly. If you’re interested in helping you can check out their website.

After she’s rehabbed, she’ll be put up for adoption.

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