Chloe started out as a stray in a small animal control shelter. As a five year old pit bull, she didn't have much hope of being saved. The shelter was getting ready to close for the Thanksgiving holiday, and all the remaining dogs were going to be euthanized. That's when the volunteers from Pound Puppies Volunteers of St. Louis jumped into action. They posted pictures and bios of the dog on Facebook, and put out the word via e-mail to many other rescuers. Those rescuers also shared the word via social media, and the pictures of the dogs kept showing up on my Facebook feed. I watched the pictures of these dogs show up for days. I picked out the one I would save if I could (a small all-white pittie girl), but I was going out of town for the holidays and knew that I wasn't going to be able to help. The pleas for help continued, and many different rescuers stepped up to pull dogs out to safety. My favorite was pulled, and several others, until only one was left. For several hours I saw more posts asking for help with this final dog, but no help came. The deadline to save her arrived, and still they'd received no offers to help. I didn't have the room for another foster, and I knew that pitties are hard to place, so if I pulled her she might be here awhile. Still, all those pleas for help had me cheering for this dog, and when no one else stepped forward, I called and said if they could find temporary foster care over the holiday, I'd take the last dog when I returned. That is how Chloe came to stay with me.