“They were going to have to start euthanizing,” Natalie Thomson, marketing director for Stray Rescue of St. Louis, told The Dodo. “That’s when [we] stepped up and agreed to take her.”
Annie and a few other dogs from the property were transported up to St. Louis, Missouri, shortly after. During a vet exam, the rescue realized her back legs were deformed, and she she needed to be spayed and treated for heartworms.
In addition, she was still so scared of everyone.