St. Louis, MO (KTRS) Stray Rescue is holding a press conference Tuesday after a dog found freezing in the cold on Friday was euthanized on Monday.
Faust, the 6-year-old dog named for the letter carrier who found her, was taken to Stray Rescue in a coma with a temperature too low to read, then transferred to Veterinary Specialty Services for more extensive care. Faust work up on Saturday, but before she could be returned to Stray Rescue, she bit a vet tech. Faust was then euthanized by St. Louis County Animal Care and Control.
Missouri Law and a St. Louis County ordinance requires all dogs who have bit someone to be quarantined for rabies observation for a minimum of 10 days, unless signs of neurological defects indicate rabies. In that case, the animal should be euthanized.
Spring Schmidt, acting director of the Health Department, said the dog displayed signs of neurological defects and had no history of rabies vaccinations. More than $10,000 had been raised for Faust’s care on social media.