We have a number of diverse volunteer opportunities in September - the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos; a vegan food booth at a two-day festival; and indoor tabling at a health fair. Plus, we have our Bi-Monthly meeting in September, and two more dog events in early October.

If you have an interest in getting more involved, give us a call (314-851-0928) or e-mail us (start1@charter.net).

Join us for outreach in September and October

Global March for Elephants & RhinosSee world-renowned speaker, Will TuttleCan you help us at our annual dinner & auction?

Join us on Saturday, September 24, as we spotlight the necessity of immediate action on behalf of elephants, rhinos, and lions? Our Instagram page is up and running!

Will Tuttle - speaker, author, musician, and activist - will be here in St. Louis on Thursday, September 29. Mark your calendar now!

START is having its annual Turkey Free Thanksgiving Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 19. As always we need help in a variety of areas.

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START now has a limited edition shirt with our logo and information. Check it out, but don’t wait too long!

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Local longtime activist, Mark ARA Freeman, rode to the great north this summer, in a successful effort to raise funds for IDA..