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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.

A Message for Violet: Anne and Millie’s Story

Anne and Greg Halvachs have been fostering for Gateway Pet Guardians for over seven years. They are an incredible team, and have saved countless lives. They recently welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Violet, into their lives. Anne has a special message for her daughter, and was kind enough to share with the world. Thank you, Anne, for sharing your story.

Everyone knows I love animals,…

Happy Tails Update: LaLa’s Story

We want to share a story. An incredible story, told first-hand by one of our volunteers, about our relationship with a community member and his dog, LaLa. It’s a story about helping an owner and pet in need, following through with promises, and moving one step closer to no more homeless pets in the Metro East. Thank you, Sara Cordevant, for sharing your story.

 

LaLa, aka Layla,…

Oh, the Places You’ll Go: The Story of Rachel, Mitchell, and the Seuss Puppies

In June, we were introduced to the beautiful Mama Millie. She was extremely pregnant, and lived with a community member who asked us for help. We spent a few days working to secure a foster home for Millie so she could have her babies. But when the day came for rescue, she had already had them under a porch! We picked up Mama Millie and her ten beautiful babies, and they went to live in a foster…

Rescue Me: Happy Tails

Once a week, our friends at Y98 St. Louis film and share a video of an adoptable pup in a series called “Rescue Me.” These videos help potential adopters see how they interact with others, what their personality is like, and other important information about the featured dog. We decided to follow up with some of the featured dogs post-adoption to see what their life is like now.

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