Pamela Rice Walker http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Board of E&A approves funds for new animal shelter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/board-ea-approves-funds-new-animal-shelter <p>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_2f2032ec-0307-11e0-821c-0017a4a78c22.html">nearly 10-year-old effort</a> to build a new city animal shelter came a big step closer to completion today, when the Board of Estimate and Apportionment approved the use of $170,000 in capital improvement funds to retrofit an old vehicle emissions station on St. Louis&#39;s north side to safely and humanely house animals.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:52:23 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2495 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Board of E&A approves funds for new animal shelter City outlines needs for newer animal control strategy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-outlines-needs-newer-animal-control-strategy <p>A new city animal shelter on the north side, a full-time veterinarian and vet techs to staff it, and more animal control officers are all on the wish list for the city of St. Louis in the second phase of its new animal control strategy.</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 21:58:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2395 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City outlines needs for newer animal control strategy Mandatory spay-neuter clears committee; funds for Stray Rescue do not http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mandatory-spay-neuter-clears-committee-funds-stray-rescue-do-not <p>What Ald. Stephen Conway called a comprehensive animal control strategy for St. Louis is somewhat in limbo tonight after an aldermanic committee passed one bill, rejected a second, and waited to take action on a third.</p><p><strong>What passed:</strong></p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 22:42:01 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1601 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mandatory spay-neuter clears committee; funds for Stray Rescue do not Stray Rescue reflects on a year as St. Louis' official dog shelter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stray-rescue-reflects-year-st-louis-official-dog-shelter <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-976404.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-976404.mp3</a></p><p>Last year, 90 dogs left the St. Louis city pound for what Mayor Francis Slay hoped would be a better life. The move marked the end of an attempt by the city to replace its aging pound with a state-of-the-art shelter funded by donations.<br /><br />From that day on, Stray Rescue - a non-profit with 24 employees and an army of volunteers - cared for all but a handful of dogs and answered the city&#39;s animal control calls: all without taking a dime of city money.<br /><br />If you believe the city&rsquo;s health department, there are fewer strays on the street, and more dogs are being adopted. But there are questions about how long the success will last.</p><p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 11:35:44 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1584 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stray Rescue reflects on a year as St. Louis' official dog shelter Animal House money now to go to Stray Rescue http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/animal-house-money-now-go-stray-rescue <p>In December, the<a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_ed4bda5d-aca8-5857-97c7-9dc0744c4950.html"> St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote</a> that money collected via tax bills for a planned new animal shelter in the city of St. Louis was sitting in a special fund with no place to be used.</p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 22:05:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 541 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Animal House money now to go to Stray Rescue