When approaching a stray dog, you must do so with caution. Dogs may have a lot of love in their hearts, but you never quite know how a stray is going to react.
Donna, with Stray Rescue of St. Louis, knows this very well.
When she saw a stray pitbull in the area of an abandoned building, she tried to coax him with some friendly language, but the dog didn’t seem to react all that well. He just hid as quickly as possible.
As shared on YouTube, Donna isn’t one to give up, so she followed the dog and tried to catch up with him.
There was a fence around the area so the dog couldn’t escape, and she had some wiener treats, so it was everything the dog could possibly want.
That dog, affectionately known as Cutie Pie, warmed up to her very quickly.
He wasn’t very happy with her presence at first, but after the treats came out, his tail was wagging, and he was willing to come over for a nibble.
You can see the rescue in the video below:
It wasn’t very long after that first bite that he also started wanting some cuddles. Within a matter of minutes, he went from a skittish stray pitbull to a dog that was full of love.
Cutie Pie is now being cared for by the rescue, and they are looking for someone who would provide the forever home she so desperately needs.
It’s nice to see she’s finally safe and getting the love she deserves!
I am broadly interested in how human activities influence the ability of wildlife to persist in the modified environments that we create.
Specifically, my research investigates how the configuration and composition of landscapes influence the movement and population dynamics of forest birds. Both natural and human-derived fragmenting of habitat can influence where birds settle, how they access the resources they need to survive and reproduce, and these factors in turn affect population demographics. Most recently, I have been studying the ability of individuals to move through and utilize forested areas which have been modified through timber harvest as they seek out resources for the breeding and postfledging phases. As well I am working in collaboration with Parks Canada scientists to examine in the influence of high density moose populations on forest bird communities in Gros Morne National Park. Many of my projects are conducted in collaboration or consultation with representatives of industry and government agencies, seeking to improve the management and sustainability of natural resource extraction.