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ASPCA Grants $2,500 to Fund Emergency Veterinary Care for Community Pets

Gateway Pet Guardians received a very special announcement from our friends at the ASPCA. The nonprofit organization awarded a $2,500 grant to Gateway Pet Guardians to be used towards our East Side Pet Crisis Fund, a fund created to assist families in the Metro East with emergency veterinary care.

Through our work with the community, we encounter situations where families need financial help to care for their animals in times of crisis. Thanks to this fund, we are able to serve as a resource to residents with nowhere else to turn. These cases include ear and skin infections, parvo treatment, cuts and wounds, eye removals, delivery complications, post-trauma treatment, and humane euthanasia. More minor cases include worms, fleas, mange, hernias, and cherry eye correction surgery. Ultimately, this program is focused on preventing suffering and arming families with the resources they need to care for their pets.

The Gateway Pet Guardians Community Outreach Program serves East St. Louis, Illinois and the closely surrounding areas of Washington Park, Alorton, Centreville, and Cahokia which make up the “East Side Pet District.”

The ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Grants Program supports nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies dedicated to the prevention and elimination of animal cruelty throughout the United States.

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