It was a welcome paws for celebration at Stray Rescue of St. Louis held their annual Hope for the Holidays Gala and Auction at the Khorassan room in the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. After cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres, guests were welcomed by Founder Randy Grim and a video presentation before an award was given to the nights honoree, Mayor Francis Slay. Other presentations followed as well as a live auction and raffle, which accompanied the silent auction. Also available that evening were grab bags, a wine pull, custom t-shirts and a photo station. This event has grown significantly into a very large and anticipated event that helps fund the Stray Rescue mission of saving abandoned, abused, and neglected companion animals in St. Louis.