Stray Rescue http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis Man Gets Four Years In Animal Abuse Case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-man-gets-four-years-animal-abuse-case <p><em>Updated with information about new case.</em></p><p>A 31-year-old St. Louis man will spend up to four years behind bars for torturing, mutilating and killing five dogs and leaving their bodies in a vacant building on the city's north side.</p><p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/charges-filed-animal-cruelty-case">Darick Dashon Stallworth</a> pleaded guilty in August to three counts of animal abuse and and two of animal neglect. He'll serve four years for the animal abuse charges, and 15 days for the neglect charges, all concurrently.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:16:44 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 5018 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Man Gets Four Years In Animal Abuse Case St. Louis PD Assigns One Officer To New Animal Abuse Task Force http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-pd-assigns-one-officer-new-animal-abuse-task-force <p>St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is creating a task force aimed at reducing animal cruelty in the city.</p><p>Slay announced the creations of the “Mayor Francis Slay Animal Cruelty Task Force” during a press conference at Stray Rescue on Tuesday.</p><p>Among other things, the city police department will dedicate one full-time officer to animal abuse cases.</p><p>Slay says the task force sends a message that cases of animal neglect and cruelty will be prosecuted just as thoroughly as any other crime.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:19:24 +0000 Adam Allington & The Associated Press 4691 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis PD Assigns One Officer To New Animal Abuse Task Force Charges filed in animal cruelty case http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/charges-filed-animal-cruelty-case <p><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; font-weight: bold; ">Updated 4:23 p.m. Tue, 22 May 2012 21:28:06 +0000 Joseph Leahy & Kelsey Proud 3726 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Charges filed in animal cruelty case Morning headlines: Friday, December 2, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-december-2-2011 <p><strong>STL&nbsp;area democrat files local control&nbsp;legislation</strong></p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 15:27:17 +0000 Julie Bierach, Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 2596 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, December 2, 2011 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 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