We have some exciting news! Our friends at Best Friends awarded a $5,000 grant to Gateway Pet Guardians to be used to fund a targeted spay/neuter initiative in Cahokia, IL (zip code 62206). In 2017, 34% of total pets surrendered by their owners (including cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens) from the East Side Health District were from Cahokia. Thanks to this grant, we are targeting our services in Cahokia with the goal of fixing 100 pets from the 62206 zip code this year. Our hope is that by eliminating unwanted litters and bringing resources directly to the community we serve, we can cut back on the number of unwanted animals entering the shelter from this area!

The mission of Best Friends Animal Society is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. They do this by helping end the killing in America’s animal shelters through building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. Their philosophy is by working together, we can Save Them All. And we are eternally grateful that they invested in our Spay/Neuter Program with the goal of saving more lives in the Metro East! Thank you, Best Friends!