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Sharing Resources in a Time of Uncertainty

At Gateway Pet Guardians, we are keeping a close eye on the rapidly evolving events surrounding COVID-19. To limit exposure and keep risk of transmission as low as possible, we are searching for ways to continue to serve our community while still taking precautionary measures.

Despite this pandemic, families still need access to food–and pet owners still need access to pet food. We reached…

East Side Pet Crisis Fund: Sky’s Story

Sudden emergency veterinary expenses in times of crisis can put many families in a tough financial situation. For example, meet Sky. Sky is treasured by her family, but she suffered from a gunshot wound to her shoulder. Her family, with help from a friend, was able to get her to an emergency vet, but couldn’t afford the treatment plan. They reached out to us for help.

We sent Sky to on…

East Side Pet Crisis Fund: Aunt Mary’s Story

Despite our shelter being closed, we are still in the business of helping pets and the people who love them–especially in times of crisis. We received a call from Aunt Mary’s mom concerned about her face. After being attacked by a dog, her face was extremely swollen and she was in a lot of pain. We knew she needed help, so we sent her to a full service vet partner who sedated her to clean her…

Pet Food Pantry Makes Adjustments to Continue to Serve Community

We made some adjustments to our pet food pantry distribution this month amid the COVID-19 events. GPG is focusing solely on mission critical programming, and we strongly believe access to pet food falls within this category. About 30 families a month rely on this food, and with the chaos, we imagine access to necessities like this will grow more and more challenging. Instead of cancelling, w…

Animal Shelter Desperately Needs Temporary Foster Homes for Dogs Amid COVID-19 Concerns

March 12, 2020 (Saint Louis, MO) – As Covid-19 concerns spread across the St. Louis region, a local animal shelter is also taking necessary steps to ensure the safety of their staff, volunteers and pets in their care. The most immediate need is temporary foster homes for shelter dogs.  

“Our main focus at this point is on reducing the overall number of animals housed at our shelter.

Garfield the Cat Loves Lasagna

Yesterday, we received a frantic call from a community member about a cat in distress in her basement. She didn’t own a cat. 🤷‍♀️ Somehow, this little stinker got trapped down there! Thinking he would be feral, we baited and set a trap.

It only took seconds, and kitty devoured the lasagna bait and screamed for more. To say he loves lasagna is an…

East Side Pet Crisis Fund: A Surgery for Precious

We’d like to introduce you all to a very special pupper named Precious. Her family reached out to us for help, and we’re honored to have gotten the call! Precious was bit as a puppy and has a few mangled legs to show for it. While wasn’t experiencing daily pain, we wanted to offer her (and her family) some relief by getting that dead leg she’s been dragging removed. We met with a…

Red’s Broken Heart

We would like to introduce you to Red. Red isn’t pregnant–he isn’t overweight. He’s in congestive heart failure. His dad called our hotline concerned about his bloated condition and we asked him to visit our facility. He carried him through the doors. One look at Red in his dad’s arms and we knew what we were in for.

After a heartworm test, we explained to Red’s dad his condition.

Ameren Illinois Invests $25,000 in Gateway Pet Guardians Pet Resource Center

We can’t thank Ameren Illinois enough for their contribution to Gateway Pet Guardians and the East Side Pet District community! It was an honor having Richard Mark tour the facility with his crew. Thank you for helping Gateway Pet Guardians improve the lives of pets and the community of East St.

2019 Year In Review

2019, the year our dreams started coming true (and the year of many life-saving changes)!  When I reflect on the past twelve months, I can’t believe the impact we have had on our community. This has been our most life-saving and life-enriching year on record for animals (and their people).  I can confidently say this because we have the data to prove it!

This chart reflects t…

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