Animal shelter | Stray Rescue opening as pantry

Stray Rescue of St. Louis said that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it will help the community by providing a bag of pet food to anyone in need

ST. LOUIS – An animal shelter in the St. Louis area is opening as a pet larder to help community members in need.

Stray Rescue of St. Louis said that in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will help the community by providing a bag of pet food to anyone in need. If you or your neighbors need help with pet food, contact the shelter at 314-771-6121 or email [email protected] to schedule a pickup time.

“Most importantly, our thoughts are with those who are temporarily unemployed and directly impacted financially at this time. I really want to help the community because that’s just who we are at Stray Rescue and that’s what we do, ”said Cassady Caldwell, Executive Director. “I worked in the restaurant industry for 20 years before joining the Animal Welfare Army, so I know what it’s like to depend on consistent work. Therefore, I would like to announce that Stray Rescue is opening its doors as a pet pantry.

The shelter said to bring your own container if possible. Someone at the shelter will deliver pet food to anyone in quarantine or if you cannot retrieve the food.

Stray Rescue provided several ways to help

Adopt: Now is a great time to bond with a new pet. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is now sponsoring adoption fees for pets over six months old! They come to you already sterilized, up to date with their vaccines and microchips!

Host family: Use this time at home to host a dog or cat! Many people do not host families due to long working hours or upcoming vacations. Without these barriers, you can participate in one of the most rewarding programs. Foster care really saves lives because we can fill their space at the shelter with another street animal who needs it. We provide EVERYTHING you need. Blue Buffalo provides our food, we give you beds, crates, toys, etc! It only costs you love and patience.

Step Up: Can’t open your house right now? Its good! To help strengthen our pet pantry, we accept donations of pet food (including open bags). We’ve also updated our wishlist so you can help from home:

Stop the misinformation: There is no evidence that the coronavirus can be transmitted to dogs or cats. It is transmitted from human to human. Be sure to practice good hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water after petting and playing with your pets.

Make a donation: financial donations are needed more than ever! We always save abandoned, injured and neglected animals.

Stray Rescue said any staff who are unwell or wish to self-quarantine are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, it has been decided to close the resale store, Second Chances, for the next two weeks and will not be accepting donations to the store until further notice.

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