Stray Rescue is special in many ways. Listed below are some of the reasons why Stray Rescue is unique and you can be assured that your donations to Stray Rescue will be put to good use:
- Stray Rescue believes that any animal, which can endure the horrors of living on the mean city streets, deserves to medically rehabilitated and found a loving home regardless of cost.
- We operate two no-kill shelters and save approximately 800-1000 dogs annually.
- 100% of our adoptable animals will go to their forever home regardless of how long it takes to find it.
- Stray Rescue pays for behavioral training when necessary to ensure every dog finds a good home.
- Over 200 volunteers donate time to Stray Rescue so that funds received can be used directly for the dogs. Volunteers do the following: walk the dogs 4 times daily, feed, medicate and play with the dogs, foster them in their home, take them to adoption events or home for the weekend, clean the shelters, donate supplies, pay for veterinarian bills for their foster dogs, manage the website, takes dogs to the vet, manage the adoption and local fundraising events and more!!!
- Randy and his team of rescue assistants frequently go into abandoned or burned out buildings, junkyards, very dangerous neighborhoods and the woods to save a dog or a litter of puppies.
- We try to rescue as many pregnant females and puppies as possible to help end the overpopulation problem.
- Stray Rescue has cleared out entire dog packs in many St. Louis and East St. Louis neighborhoods.
- The street dogs are fed daily to help them survive until they are rescued.
- Whenever possible, shelter from the winter cold is created using bales of hay.
- Volunteers spend hours working with the feral dogs to help socialize them so they can find their forever home.
- Randy Grim has worked tireless with the Mayor of St. Louis to change the city ordinances to reflect the verbiage animal guardian instead of animal owner. Consequently, Mayor Slay declared St. Louis a Guardian City and December 3 has been declared Guardian Day in St. Louis.
- Stray Rescue donated the funding to the St. Louis city pound so that lethal injection would be used for euthanasia instead of the barbaric gas chamber.
- Randy donates much of his time to help the St. Louis city pound doing committee work and to raise the funds for the new city pound that will be built with private donations.
- Stray Rescue works collaboratively with other animal welfare organizations as well.
- Randy Grim and Quentin, the Miracle Dog who survived the St. Louis City gas chamber, travel around the country speaking at animal events promoting the concept of animal guardianship, the need for no kill shelters, adopting from shelters, etc.
- Randy and Stray Rescue have received numerous awards and national
recognition. See our awards page for a partial list of achievements.
On behalf of the dogs, THANK YOU for supporting Stray Rescue!