Cemetery workers in Missouri weren’t too scared when four-legged visitors showed up rushing through the grounds.
When workers noticed that most of his hair was missing and that his paws looked too raw to walk on comfortably, they called in experts they knew from Stray Rescue of St. Louis (SRSL).
Donna Lochmann is the chief life-saving officer at the SRSL. Donna explained:
“They just get under the fence and decide that they like it because it’s quiet. It’s a huge cemetery, so they have a lot of space to get away from people.”
Lochmann took the puppy to a vet to help treat his skin and paws. The puppy was named Kamper after a name on one of the tombstones where he was found.
When Camper recovered, Lohmann and his colleagues decided to return the puppy to their rescuers to visit the cemetery.
“It was really emotional for everyone,” Lochmann said, “especially for Kamper and the volunteer who called us.”
Kamper immediately and excitedly threw himself at his rescuers.The cemetery workers clearly shared the dog’s joy.
“The woman who called was so happy that we’d gotten him and that he was doing so well,” Lochmann said. “On our end, we certainly appreciated that she’d contacted us so that he could get some help.”
After his reunion with his saviors, Kamper returned to SRSL.Luckily, he wasn’t there for too long.
The puppy was almost immediately placed with a doctor’s family.He received medicated baths and pajamas to continue his skin treatment.
In September, Kamper left for a foster home and we wish him the best of luck in the future.