Dog who lived under a deck for 5 years chewed off her paw to escape life on a chain

Treya’s owner was murdered five years ago leaving the dog to fend for herself. She suffered living on a chain that tightly wrapped around her foot, so she chewed the paw off. She took shelter under a deck where she would remain for five years.

Neighbors would feed Treya and provide hay for her to lie on and keep warm, but she needed help in a big way.

Stray Rescue of St. Louis was alerted to Treya’s location by firefighters, and that was the moment that would signify her new beginning. Her tail started wagging when she was introduced to a new friend. She was finally starting to come out of her shell. Her heart is now healing and she’s recovering, and it’s great to know she will soon find a forever home.