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March 2016

Chicken’s Story—A Happy Tail!

Shy dogs can be tough on many levels. Trying to develop trust, getting them to feel comfortable, the list goes on. And trying to find them an adopter can be even harder. Who wants to adopt a dog that doesn’t want to be touched? And that was the issue with our girl Chicken. She was pregnant when rescued and after giving birth to her beautiful babies she went into foster. We hoped she would com…

Our Community Hotline: A New Level of Service

A huge part of our mission is our community outreach initiative, helping residents provide for their pets by giving them access to the resources they need. Eight months ago, we created a prompt on our voicemail system for “Community,” where East St. Louis residents could call 24/7 for help. Little did we know that this was going to add a whole new aspect to our program.

As you can imagine,…

Love is Blind—Popeye’s Happy Tail

Popeye was rescued in August 2015 after he was dumped and left to fend for himself. At his first visit to the Vet it was discovered that Popeye had severe eye trauma and was almost blind. But he didn’t let that stop him from enjoying his newly rescued life! Full of energy and love, Popeye was adopted a few months later and his Happy Tail could finally begin.

Popeye’s new mom Carly has…

A Happy Tail–The Story of Gladys

Gladys was rescued from Animal Control in 2015. She was emaciated and covered in open sores from neglect. She spent some time at our Emergency Shelter and soon found a foster home where she could rest and recover.

Gladys was adopted in November 2015 and became her family’s first dog. She now spends her days playing in her big yard with her human brother and sister, and spends her nights…

A Powerful Partnership: GPG and Bi-State Pet Food Pantry

Gateway Pet Guardians has volunteers working with East St. Louis community members every single weekend. Our goal is to provide residents with the resources they need to be informed, responsible pet owners. We provide doghouses, straw, spay/neuter services, and heavy-duty tie-outs. Most residents we work with are low-income and struggle to afford food for their animals. When this happens, we ar…

The Heart of a Hospice Foster

Fostering a rescued animal is truly one of the most rewarding experiences anyone could imagine. The process of rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming a dog, and seeing the transformation from rescue to adoption, is magical beyond words. We have dozens of foster families that can attest to this feeling.

But sometimes, an animal’s journey doesn’t end with adoption. Sometimes, we rescu…

Connor Has A Wish

Meet Connor ~ the sweetest puppy ever!  Connor has a wish:  he hopes to be able to walk, run, and play like other puppies.
Nine-week-old Connor was born with Swimmers Syndrome. As a result of weak muscles in the rear limbs, “swimmers” are generally unable to stand at a normal age ~ usually three weeks.  Puppies suffering from this condition will instead lie on their chests and paddle in a…

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