Contributing Writer Rebekah HoffmannJanuary 3, 2013 

Titan enjoying his new role as a therapy dog.

Help Gateway Pet Guardians with its mission to feed and rescue homeless animals in East St. Louis while seeking a long-term solution with spay/neuter and education programs!

There are many ways you can make a difference:

❤ Become a foster for rescued animals. The number of dogs and cats the group can rescue is dependent on foster home availability!

❤ Volunteer your time. Opportunities range from helping at adoption events or fundraisers to transporting animals to grant writing and more.

❤ Donate food, especially puppy food (preferred for all street dogs in the winter months) and Purina One brand regular dog food. The group goes through about 1,000 pounds of dog food a month! Pet treats and toys are greatly appreciated too.

❤ Make a financial contribution. Vet bills can go as high as $2,000 per animal. The group also needs funding for its community spay/neuter and education programs as well as new initiatives under development.

❤ Adopt one of the animals rescued by Gateway Pet Guardians. Information about these dogs and cats, who have all been socialized in foster homes, is available online at .

❤ Spread the word. Tell others about Gateway Pet Guardians and keep abreast of current news by following the group on Facebook, Twitter and

Donations can be dropped off at the emergency shelter, located at
5321 Manchester Ave.,

St. Louis, MO 63110 or mailed to

P.O. Box 13243,

St. Louis, MO 63157

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