Your Donation Saves Lives
Your contribution goes straight to work helping thousands of animals – both at the shelter and through outreach and rescue programs in East St. Louis, Cahokia, Washington Park, Alorton, Centreville and Fairmont City, which we have coined the East Side Pet District. 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.
The reality for many residents in East St. Louis and surrounding areas. 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 or 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.
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.
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