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February 2018

Overcoming Tragedy: Letitia and Furball’s Story

Tragedy struck Letitia’s East St. Louis home a little over a week ago when her house caught fire. Sadly, she lost two kittens in the blaze, but was able to save one cat, Furball. We heard about Letitia in the local newspaper, and couldn’t imagine the devastation and loss she felt. We felt compelled to reach out to her, to offer our services, and to show her she has friends that care for her…

East Side Pet Crisis Fund: Bella’s Story

Yesterday, we received a call from a concerned pet owner. Her mama dog, Bella, had a gaping wound on her belly. We had previously helped her family find homes for Bella’s puppies, and when we heard she needed help we didn’t hesitate.

Hillside Animal Hospital fit Bella into their busy schedule. After a physical examination, it was determined that Bella had mastitis, a painful bacteria…

East Side Pet Crisis Fund: Zena’s Difficult Delivery

Earlier this week, we received a call from a frantic pet owner concerned about his dog. She went into labor 24 hours earlier, and still hadn’t given birth to her puppies yet. They had taken the dog, Zena, to the vet for an examination and received a quote for $1,200 for an emergency cesarean surgery to save her life. The family could not afford this surgery. With nowhere else to turn, they…

An Interview with Mama Heart

She’s known for her stunning brown locks, piercing eyes and standout ears, but we wanted to know what lies beneath Mama Heart’s striking exterior. So GPG News spent some time with “Mama” to discover what makes this lady tick!

GPG News: It’s Friday night! What are your plans?
Mama: Binge-watching my favorite shows with my favorite people. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a social girl, but I spend most…

A Powerful Partnership: Making Pet Food Accessible in the Metro East

East St. Louis is a ‘resource desert,’ with no veterinary clinics and few pet supply/grocery stores available to obtain pet food. Even if residents are financially able to care for their pets, there are few resources within the community they can rely on. The Gateway Pet Guardians Community Outreach Program strives to empower pet owners to keep pets in their homes and out of area shelters. To…

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Sat 20

Belleville PetSmart Adoption Event

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun 21

Petco Adoption Event

October 21 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 am
Sun 28

Microsoft Store Cat Adoption Event

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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