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Agnes


Agnes has been on the streets for quite a few years now. PJ was the only person that she would let pet her. There was this guy who she followed around every day, but she would not let him pet her. I would like to draw you a picture of Agnes and this fellow: We would see this man who dressed everyday in a one piece, red type button up pajama suit, ¬†always with a bottle of whiskey. If we saw this gentleman walking around, lo and behold, there was Agnes, following 10 feet behind. She would not let him touch her, but she was always there. PJ would give the man Agnes’ treats if she was not around, and he would always say, “when you gonna bring me something?” But, he would laugh and give the treats to Agnes. At least we assumed he gave them to her. One day when PJ pulled up to give Agnes her love and her treats, the man came out to tell her that some fellas had been throwing bricks at Agnes and that she was really being picked on by the locals. PJ just could not stomach Agnes being left to the fate of these mean people. Next thing I knew, PJ called me on her ride home, “Guess who I have in my car!” I was so happy to hear that she had rescued Agnes, even though our rescue has had to put rescuing on hold since we have had 6 parvo puppies in the last month. There is always room for an animal who is being abused on the streets of East St. Louis. Now we just need to find a permanent and loving home for Agnes and life will be happily ever after for this special dog.

UPDATE: Thankfully all of our parvo pups survived. Hopefully it will be the last that we see of parvo for a while. Unfortunately, meanwhile, we have lost a lot of our puppy fosters due to the fact that parvo lives in a yard for up to 6 months. We cannot risk putting puppies in homes that have been exposed to parvo. If you have been thinking about fostering a puppy, now is the time that we need you. We cannot pull any more puppies until we have more money and more foster homes. But, like I said, the good news is that everyone survived and most are in their forever homes by now.

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