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St. Louis group wins $1 million animal shelter makeover

Randy Grim of Stray Rescue, with Quintin, who was rescued from a gas chamber 12 years ago.
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Stray Rescue founder Randy Grim and Quentin

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis – A St. Louis animal rescue group has won a national competition for a $1 million animal shelter makeover.

Stray Rescue, founded by Randy Grim 10 years ago, was selected from three finalists, and 1,000 entries.

The competition was sponsored by zootoo.com, a Web site started last fall by Richard Thompson, former chief executive of Meow Mix.

Stray Rescue operates two small no-kill shelters. Grim and a network of volunteers humanely trap abandoned dogs, socialize them and make them available for adoption.

Grim said the money will be used to create a state-of-the-art shelter from a building donated by A.G. Edwards before its merger with Wachovia.

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