animal control http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Hardee's to end use of cramped crates in pork supply chain http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hardees-end-use-cramped-crates-pork-supply-chain <p>The fast food chain Hardee&rsquo;s says it will stop buying pork from suppliers who use gestation crates &ndash; the cramped metal cages where many industrial pork producers house pregnant sows for most of their adult lives.</p><p>The cages are not much bigger than the pigs themselves, making it difficult for the animals to move or lie down comfortably.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 21:39:47 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 4075 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hardee's to end use of cramped crates in pork supply chain Aldermen vote to free up money for Stray Rescue http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/aldermen-vote-free-money-stray-rescue <p>A year-long battle over the best way to use about $258,000 in donated tax dollars that were originally intended for a new city-operated shelter is over.</p> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 21:19:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2589 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Aldermen vote to free up money for Stray Rescue 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 Animal shelter money appears headed for another political showdown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/animal-shelter-money-appears-headed-another-political-showdown <p>Accusations of political gamesmanship are flying today after the introduction of a new St. Louis Board of Aldermen resolution giving about $255,000 to the non-profit animal rescue organization Stray Rescue.</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 20:56:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2365 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Animal shelter money appears headed for another political showdown 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