Stray Rescue

Cracking Down on Animal Abuse
3:32 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

City of St. Louis, Stray Rescue fighting animal abuse

Gulliver, a dog rescued this week, was used as a "bait dog" in dogfighting. Dogfighting, and other animal abuses, will be carrying heftier fines for the offenders soon.
(Julie Bierach, St. Louis Public Radio)

The City of St. Louis and Stray Rescue are taking additional measures to encourage responsible pet ownership in the City of St. Louis.

This week, the City's Animal Control Officers will begin issuing tickets for fines from $100 to $500 for those who violate city animal laws and ordinances. The City will also enforce animal abuse violations, including illegal chaining and dogfighting.

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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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