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August 2017

East Side Pet Crisis Fund: King’s Story

This past weekend, we met this gorgeous pup named King. His dad was worried because he had an open wound on his neck that showed signs of infection. We were able to help King and his family thanks to our East Side Pet Crisis Fund. King was able to visit the vet, get cleaned up, and received antibiotics to fight off the infection. We also fitted him with a special harness that wouldn’t bother his…

Keeping Pets With Their People: Tina’s Story

Our community outreach volunteers were out in full force this weekend, delivering supplies and resources to pet owners in the Metro East. We met dozens of families, but there is one in particular that stood out, because it represents the importance of the work we do within the community. We’d like to share this story.

We met a lovely woman named Carolee who had found a puppy as a stray…

Share Your Story – Help Us Win $100K!

We have exciting news!

The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, will be granting more than $750,000 to animal welfare organizations like ours during their annual Holiday Wishes campaign. We have a chance to win $100,000, but we need your help!

Your role is simple: Share your story of love!

The Petco Foundation wants to know all the ways, big and small, that the love of your…

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House Back to School Celebration

On Saturday, the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House hosted a back to school celebration for residents in the Metro East. The event was hosted at their facility at 1045 State Street in East St. Louis. There were plenty of activities on-site, including live entertainment, a gaming truck, horseback rides, tennis, basketball, and bounce houses. The organization invited several partners from…

East Side Pet Crisis Fund: Peanut’s Story

In May 2017, we were introduced to this adorable pup named Peanut. He had decided to rummage through the garbage and ate either a chicken bone or corn cob, and had an obstruction, requiring a visit to the emergency vet. His family was so worried, and they called Gateway Pet Guardians for help. We were able to help Peanut and his loving family using the East Side Pet Crisis Fund. This fund is…

East Side Pet Crisis Fund: Daisy Mae’s Story

Thanks to our East Side Pet Crisis Fund, we were able to help adorable Daisy Mae and her family after she got hit by a car. We just dropped her off at home this evening after surgery to repair her injury, and she was so happy to see her family!

This fund helps low income pet parents in the Metro East receive emergency veterinary care when they have nowhere else to turn. With your help, we can…

Tack’s Army

Alone along the roadside, in pain and hopeless. That was Tack’s reality upon rescue. But his entire future changed when he became an official member of the Gateway Pet Guardians family. Learn more about Tack’s journey from his foster mom, Amy Jenkins, by watching this video below.

Tack’s veterinary expenses continue to grow, and he could use your help! Join Tack’s Army today by donating at…

The Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer Hit Gateway Pet Guardians Hard

67 PETS RESCUED IN 4 WEEKS
East St. Louis, IL, August 1, 2017 –In the month of July, temperatures in the East St. Louis metropolitan area topped 97 degrees for 13 days making it unbearable for humans and dangerous for animals to be outside.

During this heat wave, Gateway Pet Guardians (GPG) was inundated with calls about animals suffering in the heat and in desperate need of assistance.

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