Megan G. from St. Louis’ Lafayette Square neighborhood often looked outside her window to see a young dog, Sammie, next door, either left in a pen or chained up, exposed to harsh weather conditions and often lacking food and water.
“She was often left in a pen,” Megan explained. “During the winter, her water was always frozen. She had limited access to shelter and was always outside.”
“Within an hour, there were tons of posts flooding in,” Megan said. Her neighbors quickly set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for the dog’s vet bills and were able to convince the owner to release Sammie.
In just over two weeks, the community has raised more than $750 for Sammie’s care and has found her a foster home.
Sammie is now on the mend, says Megan. “Thanks to Nextdoor, we opened up a huge network of people who could help Sammie.”
As reported by FOX St. Louis.
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