BY CALANDRA JONES-JACKSON
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The famous furry companion known as the 'Miracle Dog' is holding a final book signing on Oct. 4. It will be Quentin's last public appearance.
"I'm still proud of him, and he has definitely earned a chance to stay at home for some rest and relaxation," said Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue, and Quentin's adopted owner.
In 2003, Quentin was one of eight dogs that were supposed to be euthanized at the St. Louis City pound. But, when the gas chamber doors opened, Quentin was still standing.
Randy Grim, founder of Stray Rescue, was called to the scene to witness this event. This led to a series of events that culminated in the pound shutting down its gas chamber, and inspired Grim to write "Miracle Dog: How Quentin Survived the Gas Chamber to Speak for Animals on Death Row."
Grim and Quentin have been traveling across the country to promote the book, and well as to bring awareness to no-kill animal shelters.
Quentin's retirement party and book signing is slated for Oct. 4 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Luvy Duvy's Café located at 2321 Arsenal St. The event will feature live music, a silent auction, a specialty food and drink menu, and a retirement cake for Quentin. It is open to the public.