Decision Today on City Animal Shelter Money

Maria Keena

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Alderman vote today on whether to give Stray Rescue money collected from taxpayers and originally meant for a new animal shelter.

The city’s Gasconade pound closed last year and a planned no-kill animal shelter was never built. Instead, Stray Rescue’s Randy Grim started taking the animals and caring for them.

Over $250-thousand was collected from city residents via donations on their water bills. There was some talk by city officials of refunding that money to taxpayers, which never happened.

Randy Grim says he was promised the money and Mayor Slay supports giving Stray Rescue the money.

If the alderman vote down giving Stray Rescue the money, it’s still not clear what the City of St. Louis intends to do with it.

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