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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.

What’s next for…

Wrapped Around Her Little Finger: Mr. Sammy and Theresa’s Story

When in college, it’s difficult to make a commitment to a pet for life. Which is why Theresa Jackson and her roommates decided to try fostering homeless pets. In doing so, they saved the life of Mr. Sammy, an adorable gray cat that has stolen their hearts!

Mr. Sammy was introduced to Gateway Pet Guardians when he showed up at the house of a Metro East resident. The resident called GPG for…

Become a Giving Guardian

Gateway Pet Guardians has so many success stories, thanks to donors and supporters who believe that every dog deserves a chance. At Gateway Pet Guardians, our mission is to end animal homelessness in the Metro East. To do this, we need your help! Please join our mission and become a Giving Guardian today.

Giving Guardians is our monthly donor program that sustains our ability to save animals,…

On the Mend: Nancy and Clay’s Story

In early November we met Clay, an adorable little puppy who had been hit by a car. He was owned by a community member who couldn’t afford his care, so he surrendered him over to Gateway Pet Guardians so he could receive the veterinary care he desperately needed. Clay suffered a fractured pelvis in multiple places. He didn’t require surgery, but the vet prescribed three different pain…

Learning to Love and Be Loved: Gidget and Judi’s Story

About a month ago, Judi Sater noticed a call out to GPG’s fosters for help. Several small-breed dogs and puppies were rescued from a breeding situation, and GPG wanted to help, but they needed foster families to help care for the rescued dogs. Judi loves little dogs, and enjoys fostering them, so she immediately responded with a “yes” and welcomed a dog named Gidget into her…

Give a Second Chance this Holiday Season

Last week, our friends at Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic were working with a community member to get all of their pets fixed, and the community member asked them to find a rescue to help take the puppies. Those five little puppies are now a part of the Gateway Pet Guardians family. They’ve been named the “reindeer litter” to celebrate the holiday season: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer,…

Little Oasis in a Resource Desert

Imagine waking up and having to choose between food for your pet or food for yourself when you make your way to the grocery store in the morning. Or having the money to pay for dog food, but no transportation to get you to the nearest pet supply store. This is the reality for many residents in East St. Louis and surrounding areas. At Gateway Pet Guardians, we strive to eliminate decisions lik…

A Holiday Tradition: Gina and Opie’s Story

Holiday traditions. Every family has them. Turkey for dinner, pumpkin pie for dessert, football on Thanksgiving Day. But one Gateway Pet Guardians volunteer has a tradition of her own. Every year, she brings home a shelter dog for the holiday to show them what life is like in a home.

Gina Loddeke has been bringing shelter dogs home for the holidays for three years now. She opens her home to…

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