End of Life Support

The end-of-life experience can be a difficult period for pet owners. From making us smile and laugh every day to comforting us when we are down, our pets devote their lives to us. Whether your pet approaches their golden years, experiences sudden trauma or is diagnosed with a terminal illness, we are by your side throughout this devastating period.

We believe everyone deserves the love of an animal and with that, everyone deserves the opportunity to say good-bye with compassion and dignity. Through our East Side Pet Crisis Fund, we are able to address barriers that exist for many families we work with, especially transportation and cost by providing end-of-life services at our partner full-service veterinary clinics.

The East Side Pet Crisis Fund, which is designed to assist pet owners through the end-of-life experience, is available to residents in our service areas (zip codes 62201, 62203, 62204, 62205, 62206, and 62207). If you live in our service area and wish to receive assistance, please contact (618) 687-8007, ext. 1 and leave a message. We will get back to you within 24-48 hours. For additional questions, email vetting@gatewaypets.org.

Please be aware that we are not an emergency vet. If you need immeidate, please contact one of the resources listed here.