Stray Rescue issues Dog Treat Challenge

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has generated a lot of interest online and around the world. Now Stray Rescue of St. Louis is getting in on the action with their "Dog Treat Challenge."

The concept is simple. Eat a dog treat and donate $10 or don’t eat a dog treat and donate $100. Take a video on your snacking and post in on social media. Use the hashtag #SRDogTreatChallenge. The money will go to the Sidney Strum Animal Abuse Fund.

The Mott family came all the way from Chicago to adopt Martini on Monday. Martini had been shot, had its jaw broken, and lost a leg due to abuse.

“So we came down to meet her to see if she would work into our family.”

Nicole, Andrew , and  Madeline Mott took the dog treat challenge.

“We did that yesterday and it wasn't so bad.”

Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue, says, “Stray Rescue is always in need of funds because we give every dog a second chance. We don't euthanize them because they've been shot. We actually treat the wound and so our medical bills alone are $2.4 million a year.”

That's why Teresa Miller and her five area Treats Unleashed stores decided to offer free biscuits to those willing to take the challenge.

Miller says, “We've got banana, peanut butter, blueberry, pumpkin…but we don’t' put any kind of sugar, not salts that type of thing.”

She added, “Most people when they think about eating a dog treat, it doesn't sound very appetizing. But we just happen to be in the dog treat baking world so our customers know we use human grade ingredients and most of our customers have tried a dog treat in the past.”

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