ABA’s Marketplace Gives Back to St. Louis Animal Rescue Group

Press Release
ABA’s Marketplace Gives Back to Animal Rescue Group
(January 6, 2015)

When the more than 3,000 American Bus Association Marketplace delegates arrive in St. Louis in just a few days, they will also be “Giving Back” to the community. Each year, as part of Marketplace, ABA selects a deserving non-profit to raise money and awareness of its cause. This year Stray Rescue of St. Louis is ABA’s non-profit partner.

Stray Rescue’s mission is to lead the way towards making St. Louis a compassionate city. It wants every dog to be healthy and comforted. Its goal is to have no stray euthanized merely because it was abandoned, abused, or neglected. Stray Rescue is on the streets taking a proactive approach through rescue efforts, sheltering, community outreach, education, collaborations, and encouraging responsible pet ownership.

Activities at Marketplace for Stray Rescue of St. Louis

Puppy Cuddling/Petting on the Marketplace Floor. Saturday, January 10, 1-2 pm. Marketplace Floor - Stray Rescue Booth. Come and meet some of the stray dogs Marketplace is helping. This free event will also take place again Sunday, January 11, 1:30-3:30p and Monday, January 12, 1:30-3:30p.

Dog Walking at the Edward Jones Dome/Baer Park Saturday, January 10, 2-4pm. $35 per person.  Participants will receive a special Build-A-Bear puppy. Take a dog for a walk as both Marketplace attendees and shelter dogs enjoy the benefits of exercise and fresh air.

Dog Treat Making/Decorating at the America’s Center Kitchen, January 10, 2-4pm. $35 per person.    Led by one of Stray Rescue's staff members, participants will create healthy cookies from scratch, decorate them and give them to shelter dogs.

Randy Grim Book Signing on the Marketplace Floor, Stray Rescue Booth, Sunday, January 11, 2:20-3:30pm. Randy Grim is a well-known author and the founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis. He will discuss the status of the animal welfare/rescue movement in St. Louis as well as be available for a book signing. Books will be available for purchase. During his career, Randy has appeared on CNN, the Discovery Channel and NBC’s Today Show.

During the entire Marketplace at the Stray Rescue Booth, merchandise from Stray Rescue of St. Louis will be available to purchase and you can learn more about the organization and the animals they rescue, rehabilitate and adopt. Every purchase directly contributes to the support of an animal.

“The American Bus Association and our more than three-thousand Marketplace delegates are pleased to partner with Stray Rescue of St. Louis. The organization is doing so much to find good, loving homes for deserving dogs that may have been abandoned or neglected. ABA is pleased to work with a deserving local organization to raise awareness for their cause and funding. I know our members will enjoy taking the dogs for a walk, petting them, making them treats and finding out about the wonderful work being done by Randy Grim,” said ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso.

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Director of Communications & Media Relations, ABA
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