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Preparing for the Winter Cold

 

The Gateway Pet Guardians Community Outreach Team has been out full force for the past week, connecting with pet owners to make sure they have the resources they need to care for their pets! We distributed crates to families who wanted to bring their dogs inside and doghouses and straw to the families who are not able to bring their pets inside. 5 On Your Side joined us as w…

The Utility of a Crate

To some, this might look like a dirty old crate. But to me, it’s the holy grail. Crates are the single easiest tool for pet owners to curb many of the problems and issues we encounter. Destruction, potty training, routine… all addressed through the use of a crate.

Crates give families the confidence to keep pets inside, while protecting the things they own and also keeping their pets saf…

Community Cats Podcast Awards Matching Grant to Fund TNR Efforts

 

We are excited to announce that The Community Cats Podcast has selected Gateway Pet Guardians to be part of their matching grant program to help fund Trap-Neuter-Return of community cats in the Metro East! Their mission is to provide education, information and dialogue that will create a supportive environment empowering people to help cats in their community. The organization…

East Side Pet Crisis Fund: Ms. Puff’s Story

A few weeks ago, we received a call from Ms. Puff’s mom. She was frantic. Her baby was vomiting, had bloody diarrhea, and was acting lethargic. We worked with her mom to take her to our partner veterinarian, Four Paws Animal Hospital, where we ran some tests. Ms. Puff received some fluids and went home that night to await the results.

The next day, Ms. Puff’s health declined. She rushed her to…

Happy People, Healthy Pets: Virginia Park Vaccination Clinic 2018

On Saturday, October 13, Gateway Pet Guardians hosted a Community Pet Day in Virginia Park where 95 pets received free rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations. GPG also distributed pet supplies, including leashes, collars, treats, and custom engraved pet tags; and signed pets up for free spay/neuter services.

In years past, we have hosted our clinics at Jones Park and Lincoln Park in East St.

Maddie’s Fund Grants $3,000 to Fund Life-Saving Networking Efforts

We have an exciting announcement! Maddie’s Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, has awarded Gateway Pet Guardians an Innovation Grant for $3,000 to be used to save more lives through our networking program.

We have established many incredible partnerships with organizations in the area,…

Happy Tails Update: Ecliptic (now known as Snickers)

Snickers is doing great and loves to play with other dogs at the dog park. He’s passed his canine good citizen class and is a wonderful addition to my family!

– Sherry…

Operation Clean Sweep 2018

‘Haul it all away’ were the instructions for the day! Gateway Pet Guardians volunteers spent the morning helping out at Operation Clean Sweep in East St. Louis. We picked up garbage and hauled limbs and trees away to a burn pile to help clean up the city, alongside residents and friends. It was incredible seeing everyone come together and do their small part in such a big…

East Side Pet Crisis Fund: Taco’s Story

Taco was attacked by a large dog this week. Luckily, volunteers were nearby and jumped into action, breaking up the attack and rushing him to a partner vet. Taco’s mom recently lost her job because of an injury, and couldn’t afford vet care. But thankfully, she has us in her corner and we are supporting her in this time of need.

Taco had dental x-rays done and we learned his jaw is…

Alyvia and Alicia’s Rescue

Alyvia and her sister, Alicia, were being cared for by a community cat caretaker in East St. Louis. We received a frantic call from her stating Alyvia was hit by a car and not using her front paw. She was a very sick kitten, with a 105+ temperature and battling a massive infection from the open wound. Alyvia’s leg needed amputated to save her life. Watch her rescue video below!

Alyvia’s…

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