Cute Dog Found Wagging His Tail in Trash Heap Under Overpass as Rescuers Approach

Donna Lochmann, the chief life-saving officer at Stray Rescue of St. Louis (SRSL), is a passionate animal advocate with numerous successful rescues to her credit.

On a routine search for abandoned or injured animals in St. Louis, Lochmann responded to a call about a dog spotted under a busy highway amidst a trash heap.

Rescue Mission

Upon arriving, Lochmann initially had trouble locating the dog but waited patiently and eventually discovered the pup peeking out from the trash, wagging his tail in excitement.

The hesitant dog, later named Gibson, seemed unsure but allowed Lochmann to approach him with calmness and offering food to earn his trust. After some time, Gibson finally accepted a leash and accompanied Lochmann to safety.

The caller stated that they had taken that road many times over the last couple of days and every single time, without fail, they saw this pup.

However, when Lochmann arrived, she wasn’t able to spot the dog.

Luckily, she decided to stay for a bit and wait for him, and then, all of a sudden, she heard some strange noises coming from a pile of trash.

After approaching it, she noticed a little adorable face peeking out, curiously looking at her.

dog enjoying on the couchSource: Youtube

Lochmann noticed that the pup was a little unsure what to think of her – should he give in or should he run?

That is why the determined rescuer decided to slowly approach him while speaking to him in a calm voice and offering him some yummy food in order to gain his trust.

woman found abandoned dogSource: Youtube

However, the pup, later named Gibson, was reluctant to take the food, but he did allow Lochmann to pet him, giving her the perfect opportunity to slide a leash around his head.

Even though it took him some time to gather the courage to get up and go with her into her car, Gibson did exactly that.

woman looking at dogSource: Youtube
New Chapter

Their ride back to the St. Louis shelter was as smooth as butter and Gibson received a nice, warm bath as well as delicious food to fill up his tummy.

dog on leashSource: Facebook

Luckily, since he was such an adorable and good boy, a dog lover noticed him and offered him a warm and caring foster home.

Gibson settled into his new home immediately and was more than ready to begin the new chapter of his life.

dog sitting stillSource: Facebook

According to Forbes, 6.3 million animals enter shelters across America every year, making most of them severely overcrowded, and the Stray Rescue of St. Louis is no exception.

“Sadly, we have to go on another rescue freeze. We loved being on the streets this week, but more animals are coming in than are leaving. We don’t want to do this, we’ve been fighting it. But we have to say it because it’s the truth,” the shelter stated in a Facebook post.

Let’s join hands to support our local shelters by providing a helping hand through adoption or fostering, showing these animals they are truly deserving of love and care!

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