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Our Little Girl: Dog Found Starved in North St. Louis Now Living Sweet Life in Suburbs

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Lynn Teller with Cabbage (left) and Our Little Girl.
Last time we wrote about the dog "Our Little Girl" was back in October when Randy Grim's Stray Rescue discovered the dog and her litter mate, Our Little Boy, living in squalid conditions in north St. Louis.

The owner of the animals had tossed Our Little Boy in an alley Dumpster. The severely starved animal was clinging to life and would die hours later of malnourishment. Our Little Girl wasn't in much better shape, her ribs and hip bones protruding from under her dingy coat of fur.

A week after her rescue veterinarians at Stray Rescue performed emergency surgery to remove plastic and other garbage the dog had eaten when scavenging for food in the basement where she was kept -- the debris preventing her from digesting food.

Now, six months after her rescue, Our Little Girl is a robust version of her former self.

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We know because her new guardian, Lynn Teller, contacted Daily RFT on Monday asking if we might have a larger copy of the photo (right) we took of Grim with Our Little Girl last fall. Sadly, we didn't. But not to worry too much. There are dozens of other photos of Our Little Girl out there. You can find a ton of them on the dog's Facebook page.

Yeah, that's right. The pooch is down with social media -- and socializing in general, says Teller.

"She's fantastic with other dogs and with kids," reports Teller who, with her husband Mike, adopted Our Little Girl in January and moved the animal into their Crestwood home. 

Today Our Little Girl -- an American bulldog mix -- has gained 41 pounds to come in at a healthy 66 lbs. She's also found a new best friend in Cabbage, a two-year-old pit bull that the Tellers adopted from Stray Rescue earlier.

"The two dogs are inseparable," says Teller, who encourages others to check out Stray Rescue's canines when considering adopting a new dog. "My parents joke that Our Little Girl won the lottery when she found us, but I think we have. She and Cabbage are absolutely sweet dogs."

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Shelley Powers
Shelley Powers

Beautiful dogs, and a great adopted family. A happy ending for this Little Girl. 

Jennifer What-not
Jennifer What-not

This story highlights both the worst of human nature and the best. I second the sentiment: Thank God for Stray Rescue, cleaning up the messes made by the worst of humanity. I hope Our Little Girl lives a long and very happy life.

CCG6STL
CCG6STL

THAT DOG IS A PITBULL NOT A BULL DOG. PITS ARE AMAZING CREATURES, AND I WISH PEOPLE WOULD CALL THEM PITS AND NOT LIE CALLING THEM BULLDOGS. i HAVE HAD 3 PITS AND THEY ARE AMAZING. PLEASE CALL THE DOG BY ITS BREED NOT SOMETHING ELSE JUST BC ITS A PIT AND MIGHT NOT GET ADOPTED. BEAUTIFUL DOG THO.

A Dog Mom
A Dog Mom

Thank God for people like Randy Grim and Lynn Teller!  Stray Rescue is amazing!

Sueanello03
Sueanello03

I was there when she came in. My heart stopped. Emaciated didn't cover it. She was at death's door. With the love and fantastic care from her foster and the vet staff she fought back. The Teller's are beyond wonderful. They are caring and dedicated to our dogs. I kbow this because I have volunteered along side them

Lynn Teller
Lynn Teller

We had her DNA tested and she is an American Bulldog mix. Not concerned about her adoption chances as she already is part of the family.

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