Vinson Mortgage is Proud to Support Gateway Pet Guardians

We know how important our furry family members are, and how heartbreaking it is to see animals suffer. This month we’re happy to be making a difference for pets and people. Gateway Pet Guardians is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal shelter whose passionate and dedicated staff and volunteers care for animals on the streets of East St. Louis, Illinois and surrounding areas. Their mission is to end homelessness for animals in the Metro East through rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, community outreach and education.

That’s certainly not a small task, and they don’t take it lightly. Gateway Pet Guardians volunteers drive the streets every day to provide food for homeless animals and low income animal owners. They rescue as many as they can and work with pet fosters to train, temporarily house, feed, medicate, and rehabilitate homeless dogs. Their website features between 50-80 adoptable pets at any given time.

In addition to helping low income pet lovers to feed their companion animals, Gateway Pet Guardians also holds low-cost spay and neuter clinics where qualifying households can have their furry friends fixed and even vaccinated and chipped for a small fee.

You can support this organization by donating or volunteering, or you can also shop to donate. They have an online store with logoed items like t-shirts, computer sleeves and skins, bags, luggage tags, and a lot more. You can even find infant wear so that your baby can declare their love of fur babies.

Gateway Pet Guardians is just one of the many organizations we’re glad to be able to support here in the St. Louis area.



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