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New Documentary: Gateway Pet Guardians Expose Pet Problems in East St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO, June 29, 2010 – After 11 months of filming on the streets of East St. Louis, Gateway Guardians: A Documentary is ready for debut at the Tivoli on July 18th at noon.

The documentary tells the story of the many homeless dogs that roam the streets in East St. Louis, and the volunteers who spend their time feeding, rescuing, fostering and adopting them out.

“The state of thes…

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Rebecca Ormond on St. Louis Indy Theater

Gateway Pet Guardians on Show-Me St. Louis

Gateway Pet Guardians Featured in Bark Magazine
On the edge of the American Rust Belt, the once-prosperous city of East St. Louis, Ill., collapsed with industry in the 1960s and ’70s. Anyone with means moved away, siphoning off more than half the city’s population. Those who remain live in a landsca…

A chance to make your life a little Sonny-er

We pulled Sonny close to a year ago when a local parishioners said they were going to call animal control to have him picked up.We could tell he was a sweet boy, and we did not want to see him put down. When we sent out the plea for Sonny, we did not get any responses, except for one, from Paul Boyer who was generous enough to pay for Sonny’s boarding.Sonny was thankful to Paul for saving his…

PJ Doesn’t Just Save Dogs

As we pulled into East St. Louis on Saturday, PJ said, “Oh, I thought that house was on fire, but I guess someone is just burning trash.” Upon further inspection we both realized that the house was indeed on fire. As we pulled up to the house, PJ said that she thought that an older man lived there. I began to call 911 when we saw a fire truck a block away. “Oh thank goodness”, we both exclaimed,…

Puppy Rescue

Today, Gateway Pet Guardians’ volunteers ventured to East St. Louis to rescue a mama (Show Me) and puppies. We weren’t sure exactly how many puppies there were. Show Me is the mom of the puppies that were rescued on last spring’s Show Me St. Louis show. About 6 months ago, she started hanging out with Malcom across the street from AT&T. Shortly thereafter, Lloyd began hanging…

Pasta House Pairs with Pet Project: Gateway Pet Guardians Nonprofit Animal Shelter Teams Up With Tucci

Saint Louis, MO, March 5, 2010 – Gateway Pet Guardians’ second annual Pasta for Pets event will raise money toward the construction of a much-needed animal shelter in the St. Louis area. Eat at The Pasta House Co. in Fairview Heights any time Thursday, April 15, and a portion of the cost of your meal will go to Gateway Pet Guardians to benefit homeless animals.
In addition, The Pasta Hous…

Fine Art, Furry Animals, and Fabulous Ale at Schlafly Bottleworks

Don’t miss our first annual Mixed Breed Art Auction, February 28th. It is just around the corner. If you would like to purchase tickets for the preview party, we would love to see you there! There will be hors dourves and an open bar for for the preview party from 3:30 to 4:30. General admission is at 4:30 with a cash bar. There will be over 20 local, super talented artists as well as som…

Our Biggest Rescue

Thanks to everyone who has donated, volunteered, fostered, or otherwise helped out in the last two weeks. Thanks to dedicated people like you, Gateway Pet Guardians was able to rescue 25 dogs from the cold streets of East St. Louis in just 14 days.

To give you an idea of how HUGE of a deal that is, we normally rescue an average of 100 dogs a year. We’ve hit a quarter of our rescues in the first…

Custard and Sorbet

First, thanks to everyone who stepped up to foster puppies this week for us. We are so happy to say that by tonight they will all be in their new foster homes.Next, PJ found Nigella’s puppies today! This means a few things…We are going to need a few more puppy fosters in the near future and we are going to be able to pull the remaining three of Nigel’s pack! I will keep you posted.Finally, t…

-2º on Friday. Please help us get some dogs off of the streets


We were able to rescue Chenille on Tuesday. Turns out she is not pregnant. Doesn’t she look pregnant?

She is being treated for heartworm and is safe at the vet, but still needs a foster home.

Which brings me to why I am sending this newsletter. It is COLD outside and it is only getting colder. We will pull as many dogs as we have fosters for.

That’s right! If YOU will foster, then we can sav…

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