Animal House Fund

Animal House Fund
3:19 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Aldermen vote to free up money for Stray Rescue

Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim carries a puppy to a transport van during a rescue in the summer of 2011.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

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.

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Animal control
5:42 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Mandatory spay-neuter clears committee; funds for Stray Rescue do not

A law that would require pets to be spayed/neutered and microchipped got committee approval today; funds to help Stray Rescue complete its shelter did not.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

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.

What passed:

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Animal control
4:05 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

Animal House money now to go to Stray Rescue

Mayor Francis Slay and Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim with a four-legged friend in July 2010.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

In December, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote 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.

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Animal House
5:01 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Animal House Fund - in current form - to shut down

Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim with Mayor Francis Slay at the opening of Stray Rescue's new facility on July 19, 2010
Rachel Lippmann St. Louis Public Radio

Like Quentin the miracle dog, the city's Animal House Fund may have a second life.

The city's health commissioner, Melba Moore, recommended to the Board of Aldermen's Health and Human Services committee on Wednesday that the check-off box  that's generated about $247,000 for the fund be removed from the property tax and water bills.

As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch explains:

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Tax checkoffs
4:31 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

More property tax check-offs possible

There could be two new options for St. Louis residents to use their property tax bills  next year as a vehicle for charitable donations.

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