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Happy Families, Healthy Pets: Jones Park Vaccination Clinic 2017

On Saturday, Gateway Pet Guardians hosted a Community Pet Day in Jones Park where 100 pets received free rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations. We host two clinics each year, designed to bring necessary vet care to residents in the Metro East. “There are so many obstacles Metro East residents face when accessing veterinary care, including transportation and cost. Thanks to our clinic, we ar…

When One Becomes Twenty-One, And Counting

Last November, a lady in our service area fed one cat she found on her property struggling to survive in the bitter cold. Ten months later… guess how many now exist? We’ve counted anywhere from 21-27 cats at one time on her property! She loves them and feeds them everyday, but she needs help. She reached out to the Gateway Pet Guardians Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program to see if we could offer…

A Special Rescue Mission

Thanks to one amazing supporter, five lucky pets have a second chance at life. Dr. Edward Migneco, DVM at Hillside Animal Hospital, joined us on a very special rescue mission yesterday.

First, we visited a community member who was overwhelmed with puppies. His dog had an accidental litter, and he needed to find homes for three of the six puppies in the litter. He surrendered the thr…

A Difficult Delivery: Hollywood’s Story

On September 1, 2017, we were introduced to a very sweet, but very pregnant dog at Animal Control. Her deep brown eyes and loving personality won us over, and we knew we needed to help her. We named her Hollywood, and after an initial vet visit, it was determined she was due in 15-17 days with 8-9 puppies. She went to live with a special foster mom with experience whelping puppies, and t…

Spirit, Sass and a Zest for Life: Andrea and Siri’s Story

Sometimes larger than life things come in itty bitty packages. This is certainly the case for little Siri, an adorable puppy who wins over everyone she meets! Siri was rescued two weeks ago from an abandoned home in the Metro East. Rescuers had to pry open floorboards to reach her, and unfortunately, she was the only puppy in her litter that survived. At just four weeks old, she was extremely…

Sponsor TNR for a Colony of Cats

The Gateway Pet Guardians Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program is a humane approach to controlling the homeless cat population in the Metro East. It specifically targets stray, often feral community cats—cats that otherwise could not be adopted out into a family home. Through the program, cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated. After recovery,…

Routine, Patience, and Unconditional Love: Jordan and Mr. Wiggles’ Story

At just seven months old, Mr. Wiggles has seen his fair share of change. First, ending up at Animal Control. Then joining the Gateway Pet Guardians foster family, and he was unfortunately bounced around from foster family to foster family. But finally, he landed himself in a foster home with Jordan Oxford about six weeks ago, and his life has been looking up ever since!

Mr. Wiggles has extrem…

East Side Pet Crisis Fund: Diamond’s Story

A few months ago, we received a call from Diamond’s mom. Diamond had gotten attacked by another dog in the neighborhood, and had a severe injury on her leg. Thankfully, we were able to help Diamond and her family with our East Side Pet Crisis Fund, a fund dedicated to helping low-income pet parents in the Metro East who need access to emergency veterinary services for their pets.

Our East…

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…

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