In a Missouri cemetery, the staff noticed a shadowy figure wandering through one night. However, instead of being alarmed, they soon discovered that the visitor was a small stray puppy. Due to its poor condition, with most of its fur missing and painful feet, the staff contacted their friends at Stray Rescue of St. Louis (SRSL) for help. According to Donna Lochmann, the chief life-saving officer at SRSL, many stray puppies have been found in the cemetery as it provides a quiet space for them to stay away from people.
Lochmann and the staff of the cemetery quickly came up with a plan to rescue the stray puppy because they believed that every dog deserves a proper home. They split up and combed through the cemetery in search of the pup, determined to find him. Luckily, one of the team members heard some noises coming from a bush and discovered the frightened dog hiding there. Lochmann took Kamper under his care and provided treatment for his skin condition and foot sores. The puppy was given his name after a gravestone located in the cemetery where he was found. Lochmann shared that the rescue mission was an emotional experience for everyone involved, particularly for Kamper and the volunteer who contacted them about the puppy.
Kamper was overjoyed to see the cemetery workers again and he showed his gratitude by thanking them with great enthusiasm. Lochmann mentioned that the woman who had called them was thrilled that they were able to help Kamper and that he was doing better. They were grateful for her reaching out to them. Before leaving the cemetery, Kamper said goodbye to his friends and shed a few tears while giving them kisses. He went back to SRSL but didn’t stay there for very long.
Luckily, Kamper was able to find a loving foster home through the shelter in no time. He now gets to enjoy playing with his new furry siblings while receiving regular baths with medicated shampoo and wearing cozy pajamas to protect his healing skin. Lochmann, Kamper’s foster parent, finds joy in watching him play and be happy, knowing that he doesn’t have to struggle to survive on the streets anymore. Kamper is finally able to embrace his puppyhood.