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January 2017

The Numbers Say It All: Our Community Outreach Program

The Gateway Pet Guardians Community Outreach Program began in January 2013 as a response to bitter cold temperatures and dogs left outside in the elements. Since its inception, it has grown into a program with dozens of volunteers that spend their weekends in the community, helping residents improve the lives of their family pets.

Perhaps one of the biggest feats for the program has been…

The Energizer Bunny: Andrea and Juliet’s Story

When Andrea Wolfe first met Juliet at the Gateway Pet Guardians Emergency Shelter, she knew it was going to be the perfect fit for a foster dog! Her personal dog, Wiley, has tons of energy. She wasn’t sure if any dog would be able to give him a run for his money, but Juliet and Wiley became the best of friends!

Juliet was rescued from the euthanasia list from Animal Control. She spent about…

The Birth of Jada’s Beautiful Babies

Surprises are right around every corner when working with the community. Last Monday, volunteers were almost finished making their scheduled stops, when they saw a very pregnant female dog on the side of the road. They slowed down and tried to coax her to the car. She was skittish, and started walking away, almost getting hit by another car. They knew then and there that there was work to be don…

Overcoming Parvo and the Power of Puppy Paws

In September of 2000, Beth Ferry became a police officer in Belleville, IL. Almost a year and a half later, she became a detective. One of her first cases was a dog named Patches that was thrown and ended up having a broken leg. This case was life-changing for Beth, who has loved animals her entire life. “Back during 2001, no one treated animal cruelty as a big deal. But I was completely…

Happy Tails Update: Prodigy

From forever mom Ellen Moeller:

“My family and I foster-to-adopted Prodigy shortly before Christmas and officially adopted her in early January. Our previous dog had crossed the Rainbow Bridge a couple months prior and we weren’t necessarily looking to adopt a new canine companion right away, but of course I went online to look at shelter animals, found the GPG site, and fell in love wit…

Happy Endings

Who doesn’t love a happy ending!? We want to take this opportunity to share some of the happily ever afters our adoptables have experienced! Check out the videos below to learn more about their journeys.

 

Gladys

Gladys was rescued from the euthanasia list in August 2015, and found her forever home three months later. Learn more about how she’s living the good life with her ‘babies’…

A Heart Too Big For This World: Chris, Sarah and Pia’s Story

Last April, Gateway Pet Guardians received a call from a Washington Park fire chief about a German Shepherd dumped in the area. She was thin and needed help. We named her Pia, and she became a part of the Gateway Pet Guardians family.

Shortly after her rescue, we learned that Pia had a heart murmur. After visiting the cardiologist, it was discovered she had heart disease and was given less…

A Successful Year for the Spay/Neuter Program

The numbers are in! In 2016, the Gateway Pet Guardians’ Spay/Neuter Program sterilized a total of 277 animals and helped 129 families. This number includes 150 community cats, 23 pet cats, and 104 dogs. In addition to the spay/neuter surgeries, the program vaccinated 326 pets and microchipped 52. We exceeded our goals for 2016, which were set for 100 cats and 100 dogs.

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