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Statement of Purpose: Stray Rescue's sole purpose is to rescue stray animals in need of medical attention, restore them to health, and place them in loving adoptive homes. Virtually all of the pets we save have been abused and neglected. They've been dumped on highways, or remote country roads. Abandoned in public parks, empty houses and dark alleys. We've even saved dogs left chained behind buildings after their owners had moved away. Rescued animals often make the best pets. Pets from Stray Rescue seem to understand that they have a second lease on life. In return for a little affection and attention, these remarkable animals reward their new owners with a love and loyalty unmatched anywhere.


Address: 2320 Pine Street
Phone Number: 314-771-6121
Fax: 314-621-3109
Email Address:
Web Site:



Major Fund-raisers: Spring for Strays, Urban Wanderers, Annual Golf Tournament, Hope For The Holidays Gala


Key Personnel: Randy Grim, Founder Cassady Caldwell, Executive Director Weng Horak, CFO


Founded: 1998


Ongoing Projects: 1. Rescue and Rehabilitation Program - This is our main operation involving the rescues of homeless dogs (and some cats) who live on the city streets. Many dogs are abandoned or dumped by their guardians and others are born on the street and are feral. Depending upon the degree to which dogs are feral, many must be humanely trapped. As a no-kill shelter, these dogs are medically rehabilitated, spayed/neutered and adopted into loving homes. It is critical to rescue these homeless animals in order to end the overpopulation problem. Most people do not realize that one male and one female dog can produce 67,000 dogs in just seven years according to Spay Day USA. In addition to saving dogs, we are preventing hundreds of thousands of puppies from being born on the street and contributing to the overpopulation crisis. 2. Animal Regulation Center (ARC) Assist Program - Stray Rescue takes in as many injured dogs and pregnant female dogs from the ARC as possible. In 2004 Stray Rescue provided the funding that allowed the city pound to migrate from using the gas chamber to lethal injection for euthanization. These dogs are medically rehabilitated and found a loving home. 3. Rent-a-Pet Program - This program gives people who are interested in adopting a dog the opportunity to take the dog home for the weekend and see if the Stray Rescue dog gets along with other dog and/or cat family members. It also allows people the opportunity to take a dog home for the weekend (certain conditions apply) so that our dogs get a change to learn how to live in a home and get out of the shelter for a few days. 4. Teaching Love and Compassion (TLC) - We have a small volunteer committee dedicated to providing a few select educational programs for school children and community groups. Topics include pet guardianship and the importance of spaying and neutering our pets. 5. Guardian Campaign - Randy and Quentin travel the country promoting the concepts of animal guardianship, the need for no-kill shelters, compassion for animals and promoting animal adoption from shelters. In 2004 Randy worked with St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay and was able to get city ordinances to read



Accomplishments: The following is a list of awards given to Stray Rescue: # Homeless Animal Day 1998 presented by Operation Spot # Best Animal Lover presented by PAWS 1998 # E-Achievement Award 1999 presented by