Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gateway Pet Guardians

Gateway Pet Guardians: Gateway Pet Guardians is a 501(c)3 non-profit Animal Rescue, operating in St. Louis, MO and surrounding areas. Our rescue is currently virtual; meaning we have no actual building....all of the dogs and cats we have are in foster care. Check us out at gatewaypets.com
Adopting a friend
Gateway Pet Guardians adoption process involves an application process and probable home visit. The adoption fee is $125 for adults and $175 for puppies (this covers the pet's surgery, vet check, and up-to-date shots).
Not ready to adopt?
If you are not sure if you are ready to adopt a pet, please consider fostering! It's a great way to volunteer, and you just might meet the animal you love.
Come Visit Us!
We are based in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis. We have regularly scheduled adoption events throughout the month at various locations around the city. Visit our website for our information on these events!

Gateway Pet Guardians

PO Box 13243
St Louis, MO 63157
Phone: (314) 664-7398 (314) 664-7398
Email: info@gatewaypets.com
Website: gatewaypets.com

Happy Thanksgiving To Everyone

Saturday, November 21, 2009

ChipIn: SEMO Animal Rescue Alliance, Inc

ChipIn: SEMO Animal Rescue Alliance, Inc:
SEMO Animal Rescue Alliance Inc
I am raising money for my rural rescue.I have expenses that range from $700 to $1,000 that are for several dogs I am helping.

Madison that has a broke leg and pelvis. I have had her surgery and she is healing well now.

Baby Girl I am fostering for a lady who is in a abuse shelter and can't take her beloved pet. I had her spayed, vetted and hw tested. She is doing very well now.

I sent a tiny puppy to a neonatal rescue but had him at the vet on IV's and it cost me out of pocket.

Hudson knows the wonderful women who is the driving force behind this organization that does so much good for animals in Southern Missouri. She is a amazing women who works tirelessly for animals and really stretches every dollar she gets. Please join Hudson in a small donation to help them out. If you click on the address on the top it will take you right to their site.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Nathan J Winograd

We have the power to build a new consensus, which rejects killing as a method for achieving results. And we can look forward to a time when the wholesale slaughter of animals in shelters is viewed as a cruel aberration of the past. We have a choice. We can fully, completely, and without reservation embrace No Kill as our future. Or we can continue to legitimize the two-pronged strategy of failure: adopt a few and kill the rest. It is a choice which history has thrown upon us. We are the generation that questioned the killing. We are the generation that has discovered how to stop it. Will we be the generation that does?This is from Nathan's website and his books he writes. He is an inspiration to all shelters who work so hard to help fabulous family pets find a new loving, forever home.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Truck Sends Hard Message

I just couldn't believe that it was legal to do that, that you could lock up a dog in a cage for its entire life and never let it out,' he said.

Passersby often give him angry looks before they realize the puppies aren't real. Then some give him thumbs-up or messages of support, he said.

He tries to drive the truck as often as possible, often taking it to Janesville to run errands or parking it in areas he knows many people will pass.

Long knows there are many reputable breeders out there, he said. But he wants to let people know about the bad ones, he said

Jim Long with his puppy mill truck, meant to emulate the conditions some canine mothers are put through to produce a large quantity of puppies in their lifetime.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dogs Deserve Better

Sweet Tigger, Winnie the Pooh-Bear, Artemis, Penny and Trigger are looking for rescue/foster/forever homes! Their owner relinquished them to Dogs Deserve Better today. Tigger and Pooh-Bear were chained up 24/7, and the puppies spent most of their lives in a shed with no insulation. Now they are free and need a new place to stay.

All five are being boarded temp at the vet, but I can't afford to do it for long at $70 a day, and I have nowhere else for them to go yet. All have received exams, DHLPP, bordatella, deworming, fecals, and the adults have had rabies vax (pups are too young) and HW tests (awaiting results).

Tigger: Appx. 2 years, M, 58 pounds, vet guesses lab/pitty mix
Winnie the Pooh-Bear : Appx. 2 years, F, 44 pounds, vet guesses lab/pitty mix
Penny: Appx. 3 months, 11.3 pounds lab/pitty mix
Artemis: Appx. 3 months, 14 pounds, lab/pitty mix
Trigger: Appx. 3 months, 14.8 pounds, lab/pitty mix

Dogs Deserve Better

They are all very sweet dogs, playful, and offering lots of kissing and affection. Great with each other, not reactive to other dogs so far (but not tested extensively). Cats unknown. I have video as well, if you want to see how nice they are.

All dogs are in St. Louis, MO, and came from the East St. Louis area in Illinois. I can help with transport. Please let me know if any of you have room, or if you know who might. This is my first time placing dogs, so I appreciate any help you can give. They are a sweet little family of joyous dogs, and I'm sure they will make wonderful companions!

Joan McKenna
St. Louis Area Rep
Dogs Deserve Better

Monday, November 16, 2009

Kansas City Spay and Neutering Event

Won't you be an angel, like Jasmine, and help us with this Sunday's MASH clinic??

What is needed:
Autoclavers-2 volunteers needed from 10AM-2PM and 12PM-5PM
Post-Op-1 volunteer from1PM-5PM
Dog Recovery- 4 volunteers needed from 8AM-12PM and 12PM-5PM
LAUNDRY-1 volunteer needed from 12PM-5PM.

PLEASE EMAIL tamara@snkc.net for information or to sign-up!

Spay and Neuter of Kansas City, Missouri

SNKC...has a new WEBPAGE?? www.snkc.net !!!
SNKC...is partnering with a local groomer! Low-cost and part of proceeds goes to SNKC.
SNKC...LOVES Art of Pizza located at 18th and Baltimore. Present one of our coupons and 15% comes back to the pets!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Don't Buy Dogs From Pet Stores

I beg you not to buy your next pet from a Pet Store where 95% of the dogs are coming from Puppy Mills. Puppy Mills are breeders who mass breed dogs for profit with no concern for the breeding dog's welfare. Go to any animal expert site like Humane Society and you will see that is where I get my 95% but I just ask you NOT TO BUY A DOG UNTIL YOU SEE FIRST HAND WHERE THE PARENT DOG LIVES AND HOW THEY ARE TREATED. Since the general manager of Chesterfield Mall claims the Pet Store at their mall and Mid Rivers Mall who apparently is owned by the same people have their breeders book readily available for the public to see I asked to see it one day. After much resistance the employee let me copy the names of the breeders and their license numbers on their note pad paper since I didn't have any paper. Some of the breeders didn't have license numbers. Just looking at the first 13 of the twenty breeders they use according to the Missouri Department of Agriculture reports they had 2935 dogs which is an average of 265 dogs each. I don't know about you but that is way too many dogs for one breeder to own in my books. One of the breeders had 751 dogs....and we wonder why Missouri is known as the #1 Puppy Mill State in the United States!!! Let's not forget Pet Stores are always telling you they are coming from loving homes. Yea Right!!! We all must take a stand against the horrible treatment of dogs in puppy mills. INSIST ON SEEING THE PARENT DOGA AND WHERE THEY LIVE AND HOW THEY ARE TREATED. These puppy mill breeders love to meet you somewhere so you don't see how they treat the parent dogs. It is beyond horrible and our family saw it first hand.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Dogs Teach Us.....

Dogs can teach us so much like how to relax for one!!! Hope your having a relaxing day!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Don't Tell Me Puppies Aren't At Shelters....

These precious babies are going to be large dogs. They are German Shepherd/Golden Retriever and Great Pyrenees mix. There are two girls and a boy and they have the sweetest personalities. They have their first set of shots, are dewormed and are getting spay and neutered on Monday and Tuesday. They are up for adoption through the St. Charles No Kill Shelter on Pralle Lane in St. Charles, Missouri. Call Amanda Myrick at (636) 949-9918 if you are interested in adopting one.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Stand Up For Your Convictions

Puppy Mill Protest/Demonstration Chesterfield Mall…..
Chesterfield Missouri
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009
1 to 2 PM
For general information on puppy mills, go to: www.petshoppuppies.org

Join us this Saturday to...........
Demonstrate against pet stores (Pampered Pets) that sell pets bred for profit…
Promote shelter pet adoptions……….
Inform the public of the puppy mill issue………

Meet across from the mall parking lot, in the lot at 300 Chesterfield Center, a red brick office building. This is across from Sears, Houlihan ' s, caddy corner to Borders, AMC, and the Cheese Cake factory. We will be holding signs in the median, along the main mall entrance off Clarkson, just past the Drury Hotel. Signs provided. No dogs please. Please RSVP in advance if possible.

Need directions?
http://www.chesterfield-mall.com/ shop/chesterfield.nsf/index
click on map & directions (top of page)
Questions? Call 314-330-1989

If We Can All Give A Small Amount

Friends of Hudson's know this rescue group who is trying to help this sweet baby who was found with only bird seed in his belly. He has the sweetest personality and they have incurred lots of vet bills trying to nurture him back to good health. If you could help please click on the website below & donate by PayPal.
OR mail a check made payable to: Making A Difference Rescue, Attn: Liz B & Hero, PO Box 414, Channahon, IL 60410
(in the memo mention for HERO)
If anyone feels more comfortable making a payment to the vets office directly, Yorkville Animal Hospital, please let me know & I can give you their info. I would just want to know so I can make sure the amount is taken off of our bill.

I will keep everyone posted on Hero's progress. If you can't donate please remember Hero in your prayers.....& all the others that are living the life of abuse that they too may find help & safety before it's too late!! God Bless You!

Liz B - President/Founder
(815) 258-5892 (815) 258-5892
'Making A Difference Rescue'
Don't breed or buy while other pets die,
Save a life, adopt one!!"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pet Foods Aren't Always What It Seems To Be

"'The Truth About Pet Food'


Could euthanized dogs and cats actually be in my pets food?


Pet Store Puppy Comes From Puppy Mills

Monday, November 9, 2009

Stop Pet Food Abuse

By taking advantage of our Pet Food Rescue Program, you will be helping put an end to what we call - pet food abuse. Many pet owners unwittingly purchase pet foods with no thought in mind other than price and pretty packaging. With the number of recalls that are happening today, it is important that a trusted source like yourself direct the consumer in what to buy. Our products have never been recalled and provide a safe, nutritious solution. Why place a pet in a home where daily nutrition will be left to chance? There are many quality minded pet food manufacturers. Unfortunately, because of regulations that guide the pet food industry, those quality minded companies are hindered from telling customers the truth about their pet foods and treats. While you might expect pet food makers to use same quality/grade of meat that you purchase for your family; many use a grade of meat known as pet grade/quality. Despite Federal law, a pet grade of meat can be from any 4-D animal; an animal that is/was diseased, dying, dead, or disabled. Even though there is a huge quality difference between a ‘pet grade’ and ‘human grade’ of meat, existing pet food regulations do NOT allow a manufacturer to tell you which one they use.

Unusual Friends

I've got to admit my fellow dogs never stop ceasing to amaze me. These two unlikely animals became fast friends and are such a great story to follow. Go on youtube to catch their story by typing in orangutan and dog friends I think. It is such a heartwarming story!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Small Paws Rescue Sends Christmas Poem

Twas the Night Before Christmas, in the Mills of Missouri
Written by: Robin Presnall of Small Paws Rescue

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the mills,
not a puppy was stirring, it was strangely quite still.
While back at the pole, Santa readied the sleigh,
to pick up these mill dogs, it was such a long way!

The reindeer were dressing all quick in a hurry
They were headed for RESCUE, and straight for MISSOURI!
On Dasher on Dancer on Comet and Cupid.
Those pups go to Pet Shops! We know! We're not stupid!

As his sleigh did approach, the mill gates opened wide,
Santa called to them all, and they all jumped inside!
On Poodles, on Bichons, on Golden Retrievers!
Grab up the babies, we save those for grievers!

On Westies, on Lhasas, on cute Weenie Boogers,
On Shih Tzus and Scotties, they're all sweet as sugar!
On Schnauzers, and Maltese, on Wire Haired Fox Terriers!
We've got room for ALL, the more now, the merrier!

And the sleigh just grew bigger as they all made more room,
These pups lives were changing! No more gloom and doom!
While out on the lawns there arose such a clatter
The millers ran out to see what was the matter


When they found their 'stock' gone, how the millers did sob,
while a Voice from above boomed, 'GO GET A REAL JOB!'
As it seemed it could not get much better than this,
I started to wake, did I dream all of this???

There was no red sleigh, no reindeer with wings.
I guess it was sadly, just one of those things,
That you dream and you dream, till one day 'twill be.
That glorious day, when the mills are history!

And I think as we tell them, and tell them again,
Soon it will be that we all know that when,
One buys from a pet shop, there are pups you don't see.
The Mama and Daddy, who are longing to be,
loved by a family, and scratched on their heads.
Not sleeping on wire, that are now called their beds.

One day it will be, oh how great that will feel!
We won't mill our puppies like paper and steel!
And I heard it exclaimed as I woke up that night,
We won't stand for this, we'll stand up and fight!

With each breath we do have and each word we do say,
we'll tell about the mills, till that glorious day,
when the mills are all outlawed, and all over Missouri,
The occupation of milling, will be but a memory.