Gateway Pet Guardians is not your average animal shelter. We are a partner in the community, spearheading innovative and comprehensive programming with the goal of keeping pets and people together. We strive to create a community of healthy pets and empowered pet owners. GPG serves the East Side Pet District, which includes East St. Louis and several surrounding communities. East St. Louis is what we call a ‘resource desert’, with no veterinary clinics and few pet supply/grocery stores available to obtain pet food. Even if residents are financially able to care for their pets, there are few resources within the community on which they can rely. 65,000 residents don’t have the necessities in their local community to care for their pets.
Every day, nearly 1,700 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters simply because they don't have safe places to call home. That’s why our team is participating in Best Friends Animal Society’s Strut Your Mutt event to raise money with the goal of ensuring that no shelter has to euthanize for space by 2025. Gateway Pet Guardians believes the best way to do that is to provide resources to keep pets and their loving owners together, and when that is impossible, to adopt those pets out to other loving families. But we need your help, too!
Please join us either by registering for our team or donating to one of our team members. Your donation is tax deductible and each participating animal welfare organization keeps 100 percent of the money raised after transaction fees. And the best part? That money will help save the lives of homeless pets.
Together, we can Save Them All.
Thank you for your support!
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