Within hours of thieves stealing over a thousand pounds of dog and cat food from Gateway Pet Guardians (GPG), the community had donated thousands of dollars and Purina kindly offered to replace all of the stolen food.
“Purina has always been a tremendous supporter of our organization. They donate all of the food for our adoptable pets year round and quickly reached out offering to replace the stolen food when they heard about what happened,” Jamie Case, Executive Director.
A police report has been filed and we are asking for the public’s help in identifying the thieves. Unfortunately, our cameras were not able to capture the license plate numbers of the vehicles involved. If you have any information, please contact St. Louis City Police Department at 314-231-1212 or Gateway Pet Guardians at 314-664-7398.
Because Purina generously offered to replace all of the stolen food, all monetary donations received will go toward the cost of veterinary care for adoptable pets.
“In the end, good always wins. We were blown away by the support from the community. Purina has always been a great community partner and we are just so grateful for their support in this situation,” Jill Henke Program Director.
Gateway Pet Guardians will be opening a 54,000 SF Community Pet Resource Center in East. Louis later this year which will allow GPG to expand their mission of helping low income pet owners keep their pets through resources like our pet food pantry, free spay/neuter program and low cost public pet wellness clinic. Purina generously donated $40,000 to fund the new Community Pet Resource Room. For information on GPG’s capital campaign, go to https://www.gatewaypets.org/capital-campaign/.
To assist Gateway Pet Guardians, please visit www.gatewaypets.org/donate and make a monetary donation.
Via Press Release