March 4, 2022 | KSDK – Snuggling with Shelter Pets for a Good Cause
Earlier today, we spoke to KSDK about all things slumber pawty. In 2017, we hosted the first-ever shelter slumber pawty in an effort to help long-term resident pets find forever homes, raising over $30,000 in 24 hours. The following year, Belleville Area Humane Society joined the pawty and together, we raised over $50,000. The pawty exploded in 2019 with 15 participating organizations joining in the fun to raise nearly $300,000! We are excited to be back together this year to raise awareness and much-needed funds for pets in need. Click here to watch the full KSDK segment
March 3, 2022 | KTRS – Jennifer and Wendy Show Interview with Executive Director, Alisha Vianello
Our Executive Director, Alisha Vianello chatted with The Jennifer and Wendy Show from The Big 550 KTRS about all things slumber pawty, as well as how the pandemic has impacted rescues and where to turn for assistance when rehoming a pet. Click here to listen to the full interview.
March 2, 2022 | The Dodo – Dog Dad Interrupts Shelter’s Maternity Shoot To Be With His Pregnant Girlfriend
Last month, we received a call about two stray dogs living together in an abandoned house. With wintery weather on the way, we did everything possible to get them safely into our care. Unfortunately, they were scared and kept dodging us, but after three days in the middle of a winter storm, we finally rescued both dogs – a male and female duo who we named Papa Memphis and Norma Jean. It wasn’t long until we discovered that Norma Jean was very pregnant, so we did what any sane person would do and put on a maternity photo shoot. Click here to read the full article.
March 1, 2022 | Fox2Now – Dog ‘Slumber Pawty’ to Help with Pet Adoption
Earlier today, we spoke to Fox2Now about all things slumber pawty. In 2017, we hosted the first-ever shelter slumber pawty in an effort to help long-term resident pets find forever homes, raising over $30,000 in 24 hours. The following year, Belleville Area Humane Society joined the pawty and together, we raised over $50,000. The pawty exploded in 2019 with 15 participating organizations joining in the fun to raise nearly $300,000! We are excited to be back together this year to raise awareness and much-needed funds for pets in need. Click here to watch the Fox2Now segment.
February 14, 2022 | KMOV4 – A Different Valentine’s Day Gift: A Puppygram
Earlier today, KMOV4 tagged along with our amazing volunteers to give out snuggles and sloppy wet puppy kisses. In addition to today’s stops, we visited several spots around the Greater St. Louis area this past Friday, raising over $1,000 to support our pet welfare community. Click here to watch the KMOV4 segment.
February 10, 2022 | KMOV4 – Dozens of Abandoned and Neglected Dogs Rescued on a Rural Southwest Missouri Property.
Last week, two local rescuers, Lee Kern and Bree Self with Houston Animal Hero’s made it their mission to help dozens of abandoned and neglected dogs on a rural southwest Missouri property. After hearing the news earlier this week, our friends at Stray Rescue of St. Louis stepped in to assist with the nearly 100 dogs left to fend for themselves. It truly takes a village and we were happy to be one of the many neighboring rescues to provide extra supplies for this lifesaving effort. Click here to watch the KMOV4 segment.
January 10, 2022 | Honoring Betty White Through Heartwarming Rescue of Two Stray Dogs
Last week, we were successful in humanely trapping two female stray dogs, including one who had been roaming the Metro East area since November. With temperatures dropping below freezing, our community outreach team and countless concerned community members were on a mission to rescue this longtime wayward wanderer. Click here to read the full press release.
December 17, 2021 | ASPCApro – They Did It: Hired a Social Worker for Their Animal Shelter
In a recent interview with ASPCApro, Jill Henke, Director of Community Programming, and Katie Anderson, MSW, Community Support Manager, discuss how our organization is developing innovative ideas and programs to navigate human welfare issues, which aim to improve the quality of life for pets and people alike so pets stay in homes and out of the shelter. Click here to read the full article.
November 23, 2022 | KMOV4 – Home for the Howlidays Thanksgiving Slumber Pawty
We are gearing up for Thanksgiving with the goal to clear our shelter before the holiday. This seasonal spin-off of our year-round Slumber Pawty Dog Program encourages families to foster over the holidays, which provides a much-needed break from the stress of the shelter in a home setting. Click here to watch the KMOV4 segment.
April 3, 2021 | KMOX – April’s Voice of Caring Partner
We were selected as one of the ten featured non-profit organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area to be a 2021 KMOX Voice of Caring Partner for April. We were featured multiple times on the station, including a one-on-one interview with our Executive Director, Emily Stuart. Listen to the full Total Information AM Weekend interview here.
February 26, 2021 | FOCUS St. Louis 2021 What’s Right with the Region Awards
Along with three other local organizations, we were recognized in the Promoting Stronger Communities category, presented by the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, for the FOCUS St. Louis 2021 What’s Right with the Region Awards. Watch the full interview featuring our Executive Director, Emily Stuart here.
August 6, 2020 | Nine PBS – Pet Fostering During Self-Quarantine | Living St. Louis
When animal rescue shelters had to reduce staff/hours or close their facilities due to COVID-19 shutdowns, an army of volunteers stepped up to give the animals safe places to stay while waiting for a forever home. Watch the full Nine PBS segment here.
July 24, 2020 | GreaterGood.org – Introducing a New Rescue Bank Affiliate – Gateway Pet Guardians!
GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank Program delivers donated pet food to shelters and rescues all across the country through their network of regional affiliates. We are excited to join as their newest affiliate, helping them serve the St. Louis community. Watch the full affiliate spotlight video here.
July 14-16, 2020 | Maddie’s Fund – Evolution of the No-Kill Movement Three-Part Series
An overview of how we operate and how we’ve pivoted since COVID-19 hit. Read Part One: Could Gateway Pet Guardians’ holistic approach for animal sheltering be the model of the future?
Tactical ways organizations can build community programming. Read Part Two: 7 ways your animal welfare organization can build community programming to keep people and pets together.
Overcome common barriers when trying to implement community programming. Read Part Three: How animal shelters can overcome barriers when building their community programming.
July 2, 2020 | Best Friends Animal Society – Animal nonprofits like Gateway Pet Guardians exemplify why moving beyond rescue to comprehensive, community-based sheltering saves more pets
Those of us focused on solving the specific problem of dogs and cats being killed in shelters rarely characterize our work using the word “rescue” because it’s not all that relevant to most of what we do. Our work is about saving lives, supporting communities and reframing the role of animal shelters in that space. Read the full article here.
June 24, 2020 | Best Friends Animal Society – Supporting pet lovers in East St. Louis and surrounding areas
Last year, Linda Hopkins lost her job. Then she got sick. With no money coming in, she began to worry about how she would feed her four cats ― that is, until she remembered Gateway Pet Guardians, an East St. Louis, Illinois, community organization that stepped up to vaccinate and fix her cats for free. Read the full article here.
June 2, 2020 | American Pets Alive – Keeping families together: Pivoting community programming to support people and pets during COVID-19
We have spent years working with low income families in the Metro East/St. Louis area, providing supplies and services to families with pets. Community programming has been put in place to help families access these resources, overcoming obstacles such as affordability and access. Watch the full interview here.