About Us

Mission and Vision

Not your average animal shelter. We are a partner in the Metro East community, spearheading innovative and comprehensive programming with the goal of keeping pets and people together. We rely heavily on volunteers, foster families and donations to further our mission.


To champion a thriving pet welfare community in the Metro East – East St. Louis, Cahokia, Washington Park, Alorton, Centreville and Fairmont City which we have coined the East Side Pet District.


We strive to create a community of healthy pets and empowered pet owners.


  1. Provide judgment-free, equitable access to pet resources.
  2. Facilitate adoptions, progressive programming, and collaborative partnerships.
  3. Remove barriers to pet ownership.

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