Helping Others

Blessed to Give: Gateway Pet Guardians

Blessed to Give

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Gateway Pet Guardians

Gateway Pet Guardians helps homeless animals in the metro-east through rescue, rehabilitation and adoption. It also distributes necessary supplies to residents, has vaccination clinics twice a year and provides free spay and neuter services to families in need.

How to help

Gateway Pet Guardians is a foster-based organization, which means all of the rescued animals live in temporary homes until adoption. The nonprofit provides veterinarian care, supplies and support, and volunteers are needed to foster the animals.

In addition to fostering, individuals can help by fundraising and volunteering at the shelter and at adoption events. Visit to learn about all of the opportunities available.

The nonprofit also accepts monetary donations online at

Contact information

For more information, visit or send an email to

The shelter is located at 5321 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, Missouri 63110.