Stray Rescue reopening following distemper outbreak - KMOV.com

Stray Rescue reopening following distemper outbreak

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(Credit: Stray Rescue of St. Louis) (Credit: Stray Rescue of St. Louis)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Stray Rescue of St. Louis is opening for the first time since 43 dogs lost their lives during a distemper outbreak.

The rescue said upon reopening they made the adoption process easier and will no longer charge an adoption fee for puppies and kittens over 6 months old.

During Thursday’s reopening, the rescue said they would remember the 43 dogs who died due to the disease.

“All 43 dogs that passed away. They got to feel loved and appreciated.  They didn't die on the street,” said Randy Grim with Stray Rescue.

The no-kill shelter was forced to close their doors on Oct. 30 due to the outbreak.

Grim said that Stray Rescue will be used for training for other shelters.

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