Imagine waking up and having to choose between food for your pet or food for yourself. How about having the money to pay for your pet food, but no transportation to get you to the nearest pet supply store? This is the reality for many residents in East St Louis and surrounding areas. At Gateway Pet Guardians, we strive to eliminate decisions like this by providing the resources necessary to care for pets, so residents can better care for both themselves and their animals.
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.
We plan to change that.
Gateway Pet Guardians is a nonprofit animal welfare organization bringing hope to people and pets in the East St. Louis, IL and the surrounding area by providing resources to the community in order to eliminate homelessness for dogs and cats. We will make this possible through rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, community outreach, and education.
Gateway Pet Guardians also has an Amazon wish list! If donating isn’t your thing, please take a look at some things they need and perhaps help them out by purchasing something for them, it still counts as donating!!!
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