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Community pitches in to help Stray Rescue following power outage

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(Credit: Stray Rescue of St. Louis) (Credit: Stray Rescue of St. Louis)
Metro sent buses to Stray Rescue to help keep the animals cool during a power outage Thursday (Credit: Stray Rescue / Twitter) Metro sent buses to Stray Rescue to help keep the animals cool during a power outage Thursday (Credit: Stray Rescue / Twitter)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – The Home Depot provided a generator and Metro provided buses to Stray Rescue of St. Louis following a power outage in downtown St. Louis.

The shelter took to Twitter around 8:20 a.m. Thursday to ask for foster homes for the day or a generator. 

Shortly after the shelter requested assistance, Maggie Crane, Communications Director for the City of St. Louis, took to Twitter and said the Home Depot store on South Kingshighway agreed to provide a generator.

The United Rentals Equipment Company agreed to bring a generator as well. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union also offered help connecting the generator.

Nearly 200 animals allegedly sat for hours without air conditioning while waiting for assistance. 

Around 1 p.m., Stray Rescue said Metro sent in air conditioned buses to help keep the dogs cool. 

Randy Grim, Founder of Stray Rescue said he is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support.

“Having support of the city. The government the fire department the emergency response, the alderman of our ward she not only came by but took a dog with her,” said Grim.

Stray Rescue said people can also help by adopting a dog for a day or by donating ice, water, battery operated fans and flash lights. 

Stephanie Whelan chose to foster a couple of dogs for the day.

“Especially knowing the history of these dogs, living on the streets. They deserve a good time,” said Whelan.

Dogs who were not fostered were able to sit on the cooling buses Metro supplied.

Stray Rescue is located at 2320 Pine Street. 

The shelter said more than 110 dogs were fostered out for the day.

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