Randy is a very special person, gentle but determined, who has a mission: to rescue dogs from pain, abuse and neglect and restore them to health and happiness. There is none like him, and St. Louis is so lucky to have him!
Best Citizen - 2010
In July the City of St. Louis began moving the last group of dogs out of the pound on Gasconade Street, a frightful place Charles Dickens might have invented, to the new shelter being built by Randy Grim's Stray Rescue. This marked the latest remarkable chapter in the story of Grim, a former flight attendant who has rescued and rehabilitated thousands of stray dogs since he opened Stray Rescue in 1998. Grim gained national fame for Quentin, whom he adopted after the dog miraculously survived being gassed, and Quentin has become the face of the dozens upon dozens of companionable dogs that are ready for adoption at Grim's Stray Rescue at any given time. (Visit www.strayrescue .org to see the current list.) Grim's work continues despite national acclaim; his new facility needs more funding to be completed. More important, dogs continue to be abandoned, a cruel state of affairs that Grim and his staff will continue to tackle — one dedicated, loving effort at a time.
Anyone who has any doubts about the great work being done by Stray Rescue just needs to come and visit sometime, you will see lots of dedicated staff and volunteers there helping the dogs and just wishing for them to find their forever home. Lots of great dogs , all size and shapes. Randy is the greatest, St.Louis should be proud that we have such a program in our city.
Keep up the good work Randy!!! We're proud of you and those you help so desperately need your passioned care. danw