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February 2019

East Side Pet Crisis Fund: Angel’s Story

Every morning, her mom tells her “You are beautiful. You are smart. You are my Angel.” We couldn’t be more in love with this sweet little family. 

We got a call last night from mom, saying Angel had seven 3-week-old puppies but had stopped nursing and eating for three days. She clearly wasn’t feeling well. She had never owned a dog before, and she was one worried mama.

After…

East Side Pet Crisis Fund: Bellah’s Story

Bellah’s family was beside themselves after an incident leaving their best friend, their baby, in pain. Bellah was shot in her front leg, and they rushed her to a local vet. After paying everything they had towards the office visit, they were faced with three options: find some way to afford a $5,000 surgery to repair the leg, surrender her to a rescue or shelter, or humanely euthanize their…

Lost Dog Team in Action: Novah and Bear’s Story

Days after the Polar Vortex where temperatures dropped to below zero, we met these two adorable dogs. They were roaming as strays in the Metro East, and we were concerned for their safety with the frigid temps. We picked up the two dogs and took them to our shelter, but knew they likely had family out there missing them. We shared their photos on lost/found pet Facebook pages and mad…

Diversion in the Field: Helping Ruby and Pebbles Return Home

Years ago, packs of stray dogs were a part of the landscape in the Metro East. But after years of community programming, we rarely see packs of dogs. Spay/neuter initiatives and support to pet parents have helped tackle the issue of animal homelessness. Now, we might see a dog here and there, but they rarely travel in packs. And the dogs that we do see are generally owned by families we work…

2019 Polar Vortex

A blast of cold air known as the polar vortex crept through the Metro East over the past few days, with temps dipping to -2 degrees (and feeling like -20). These frigid temps were dangerous for both pets and their people, and Gateway Pet Guardians jumped into action to deliver the supplies necessary to help pet owners weather the storm. Volunteers and staff spent hours in the field, delivering…

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