Riverbend Humane Society in Jerseyville owner Frank Anderson says that because of the tough economy, the shelter has been taking in large numbers of animals.
Biscuit is morbidly obese and that is a concern for officials at the St. Charles Animal Control shelter.
The Humane Society of the United States said Wednesday that the state licensing fees are causing “financial stress” for some nonprofit shelters.
A Joplin family is celebrating finding a cat they hadn’t seen since their home was destroyed by a tornado 18 months ago.
The money can only be used on Stray Rescue’s half-finished building, and not on salaries or other expenses.
A handful of aldermen declined to give the charity $250-thousand dollars which the city collected through a special voluntary fee .
Over $250-thousand was collected from city residents via donations on their water bills.