Friday, February 17 marked a busy day for rescuers at Gateway Pet Guardians! We brought in four adult dogs that had previously been strays on the streets in the Metro East. Three of the dogs – Droh, Eleven, and Boots – hung out together near an apartment complex in East St. Louis. We fed the dogs for about four weeks, and once we had fosters lined up, set up a plan for rescue. We confirmed with residents of the complex that they were strays needing help.
The fourth dog, Hootie, is an adorable little chihuahua mix that was wandering by herself near Jones Park. Although she was wearing a tattered shirt, we confirmed with residents that she was a stray, as well; and they asked us to take her.
All four dogs were rescued and are making their way to either the Emergency Shelter or their foster homes, where they will adjust to life as family pets. We are only able to make these big rescues when we have fosters available. Volunteer fosters open their homes to homeless pets, helping them recover from life on the streets and adjust to living in a home. Thanks to our amazing foster families, all four of these dogs will have a ‘second chance’ at life, and will be available for adoption soon.
If you would like to help homeless pets by fostering, we’d love to have you as part of our foster family! Learn more by visiting www.gatewaypets.com/foster.