St. Louis: Too dangerous for dogs?


A St. Louis, Missouri woman says she wasn’t allowed to adopt a dog after the rescue agency deemed her neighborhood was too dangerous.

 Gateway 4 Paws sent an email to the woman, who lives in the Tower Grove South neighborhood, that reads “The area you live in is listed as very high crime area for multiple reasons and this is not a place we want our fur babies to live sorry.”

 She posted the email to the Tower Grove South Neighborhood Facebook page after her request to adopt the dog was denied.

 Austin Hazlet saw the post on Friday. He lives in Tower Grove South with his dog Honey. He says dogs are as much a part of the neighborhood as their owners.

 “I mean this is one of the most dog-friendly places ever like everybody has one so they can walk them in the park, and I’ve never felt unsafe,” Hazlet says.

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