When Stray Rescue of St. Louis decided to apply for a grant that could bring up to $4 million to St. Louis to increase pet adoptions and stem the high euthanasia rate for unwanted cats and dogs, it approached eight other animal-welfare organizations in the city, the local veterinary association, seven veterinary hospitals, the city's Animal Regulation Center and the Humane Society of Missouri. If a collaborative effort were to succeed, every group would have to support the grant application -- and every shelter would have to be willing to openly provide data on the number of animals killed at its... More >>>