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March 2013

Gateway Pet Guardians Expands Board Membership

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Saint Louis, MO, March 5, 2013 – Gateway Pet Guardians, a local nonprofit animal rescue focused in the Metro East, is expanding it’s board of directors.  The organization welcomed three new members to their first meeting of the year.

Jennifer Fuhrman

Jen Fuhrman began volunteering with Gateway Pet Guardians in the summer of 2012. She channels her career experience in corporat…

Healthy Living: Is Your Pet Obese?

By Allison Arthur, GPG Blogger/Volunteer

As the U.S. struggles with a rising obesity rate, research has shown that this problem has been passed on to our domestic pets. Did you know that 54 percent of all dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight, and 21 percent are obese?

Obesity in animals can cause many problems, including kidney disease, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. A pet’s lif…

Gateway Pet Gazette

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2013: March/April Edition

It had only been a few weeks since P.J. began feeding Kokomo on her regular route. And as Tim Buchek (Gateway Pet Guardians saint, rescuer, volunteer, do-er, etc.) described it – there was just something a bit different about Kokomo. Usually stray dogs tend to join-up in packs, but young Kokomo was an alone out on the streets of East St. Louis, and s…

Tips for First Time Pet Adopters

By Ashley Riley, GPG Vice President

I was recently approached by a former coworker who’d had a bad experience with a botched adoption attempt from her local rescue. She felt a bit scarred by the incident and wanted to wait a while before she and her husband tried again, but this time she wanted to be prepared. Here’s some helpful hints for first-time adopters based on what I told her:

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Kokomo’s Rescue Story

By Jen Fuhrman, GPG Blogger/Board Member

There are “street dogs” – and then there’s Kokomo. This is her story.

It had only been a few weeks since P.J. began feeding Kokomo on her regular route. And as Tim Buchek (Gateway Pet Guardians saint, rescuer, volunteer, do-er, etc.) described it – there was just something a bit different about Kokomo. Usually stray dogs tend to join-up in…

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