Donna Lochmann, the chief life-saving officer for Stray Rescue of St. Louis, rescued a scared, stray dog named Cutie Pie in North St. Louis. The dog had been seen hanging around an industrial area, and when Lochmann arrived, the callers had already corralled her into a fenced-in area. However, the dog was scared and kept moving further away from Lochmann when the rescuer tried to get close. Lochmann then decided to gain the dog’s trust from a distance, using her voice and delicious Vienna sausages.
The dog nuzzled her head in Lochmann’s shirt and rolled over to show her belly, indicating that she could fully trust Lochmann. Cutie Pie was taken to a foster home that she loves; she has gotten especially close to her new dog sibling.