Make a one-time or recurring giftHelp us go above and beyond rescue
Your Donation Saves Lives
Your contribution goes straight to work helping thousands of pets in need – both at the shelter and through outreach and rescue programs the East Side Pet District – East St. Louis, Cahokia Heights, Washington Park and Fairmont City. You can also mail checks to: 725 N. 15th St. East St. Louis, IL 62205. We accept in-kind donations in addition to monetary donations. You can donate items found on our Amazon Wish List or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about specific items you have available for donation.
Gateway Pet Guardians is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our Tax ID/EIN is 26-0096240. We are proud to be a Service Enterprise certified organization with a 100/100 rating on Charity Navigator and platinum status on GuideStar.
Donating through your employer’s workplace giving campaign is a simple way to help homeless pets. Many companies will even match your donation, doubling or tripling the impact of your gift! We participate in workplace giving campaigns in companies across the country. Your gift could help twice as many homeless pets. Many employers offer matching gift programs that double or even triple charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses, too. And many employers also offer volunteer matching programs that match employee volunteerism with corporate donations!
Memorial Gifts and Tribute Donations
Second Chance Fund
The Second Chance Fund is dedicated to providing extensive, often emergency medical care to pets who are injured, sick, neglected or abused. This fund ensures uninterrupted medical care for the companion animals that we rescue. The Second Chance Fund allows us to treat pets in need of orthopedic surgeries, dogs suffering from heartworm disease, cats diagnosed with FIV/FELV and pets with many other illnesses or conditions. We believe they all deserve a second chance!
East Side Pet Crisis Fund
From January 2014 to December 2019, the Pet Crisis Fund has helped over 200 families with pets receive emergency veterinary care. Assistance has included examinations, obstructions, parvo treatment, emergency surgeries, and humane euthanasia. Thanks to our East Side Pet Crisis Fund, we are able to help keep pets with their people by providing emergency veterinary care.
Thank you to our family of contributors, funders and volunteers, both big and small, who help us move on up year after year!
Metro East Industries, Inc. (MEI) and the Ortyl family keep moving on up with us! In 2022, we welcomed Jenny Dolce from MEI as our new board president. Jenny and her family’s business continue to be one of our most supportive corporate partners and philanthropic families. During MEI’s annual holiday giving campaign, their team raised more funds than ever before. From the annual memorial golf tournament to a slew of matching sponsorships, we are incredibly grateful for their continued support and partnership year after year.