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GPG is honored at Busch Stadium thanks to Nestle Purina!

Because of our friends at Nestle Purina and the St. Louis Cardinals, we have an amazing opportunity approaching!  On September 8, Purina has sponsored GPG to have a booth at the game for adoptable pets (Janet Roberts: events@gatewaypets.com is working on the details for that).  In addition, they have offered us a first pitch at that night’s game!  We are so excited to honor our Program and…

My Dog Ate My Homework: Haley and Tate’s Story

Haley Slane is a student at Hickey Vet Tech Institute, and plans to graduate on December 16th this year. Gateway Pet Guardians partnered with Hickey over the spring and summer in a life-saving effort. Hickey enabled us to save more lives by caring for rescued animals, including walking them, feeding them, and performing spay/neuter surgeries as part of their curriculum. We provided rescued…

Community Outreach: A People Approach

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. By arming community members with doghouses, tie-outs, bowls,…

The Goofiest Grin: Sara and Fawn’s Story

Fostering has many joys, but at times, it can leave a giant hole in your heart that will never be replaced. Some animals come into our lives but are not able to find their happily ever afters. They are taken from us too soon. This is Fawn’s story.

On June 10, Fawn was removed from horrid living conditions and brought into St. Clair County Animal Control. After almost a month, she was…

Spay/Neuter Success Stories

Check out some of these happy stories from our Community Outreach Program! All of the community pets below were spayed/neutered, given vaccines, and microchipped through our Spay/Neuter Program. We are so happy they are home with their families and living the good life!

Prince

We met Prince at our vaccination clinic in May. Thanks to our Spay/Neuter Program, in partnership with Caro…

From Sickly to Spunky: Robin and Smil’s Story

A sick kitten peered around the dumpster behind the Holiday Inn in Cahokia, Illinois. Skin and bones, she stumbled around, crying for help. A woman staying at the motel found her, and immediately called Gateway Pet Guardians. Volunteers rushed to the kitten’s aid, and soon after she was named Smil.

Smil had an upper respiratory infection and was very skinny. Her eyes also needed medica…

Meet Shelly–A Happy Tail

When GPG first met Shelly, she had been through a lot. She had given birth in an abandoned house and was doing her best keep her puppies alive. Once rescued it was discovered she was heartworm positive and many of her puppies didn’t survive. But through all of those obstacles, Shelly remained a sweet and lovable girl.

After she was given a clean bill of health, the search for…

The Slumber Paw-ty Program: Rachel and Movado’s Story

Rachel Broadbear became a shelter volunteer because she loved the dogs at Gateway Pet Guardians. She loved walking them, playing with them, and giving them attention. She loved them so much, she looked into our Slumber Paw-ty Program, a program designed to get dogs out of the Emergency Shelter and into a home for short periods of time. After 20 hours of service at the shelter, volunteers ar…

The Shelter Guardian Program: Amy and Ellie’s Story

Ellie has been in Gateway Pet Guardians care for over 550 days. While Ellie’s stay at our Emergency Shelter has been a long one, it definitely doesn’t lack for excitement, largely thanks to her amazing Shelter Guardian, Amy Appal. The Shelter Guardian program is designed to enhance the lives of animals at our shelter. Volunteers are paired with shelter dogs for socialization, training,…

Fourteen Tiny Mouths to Feed: Jen, Kyle, and Bastille’s Story

They have been fostering for less than a year, but have already saved the lives of 24 animals by opening their home and hearts. Jen and Kyle Myerscough are a special type of foster family. They specialize in helping moms with puppies, helping mothers whelp and nurse, and bottlefeeding whenever needed.

Bastille came into their lives last week when she was spotted on the feeding route in East…

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