Meow! My name is Vinnie the Squeak
Vinnie the Squeak's Info...
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Black (All)||Age:||Kitten|
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, and good with cats.
Vinnie (AKA Vinnie the Squeak) is a 7 month old kitten. He is very social and well mannered.Vinnie is all black with big paws and deep gold eyes. Those paws mean he may well be a big boy when he's full grown. He's very loving, and purrs more than any kitten his foster mom has had! Vinnie is extremely active and playful. His foster mom calls him Vinnie the Squeak because instead of meowing he squeaks and he does have a great deal to say. His very earnest eye-contact makes you feel he thinks you are a little slow on the uptake! Vinnie is healthy, neutered and is up to date on his vaccinations. Do you have room in your heart and home for Vinnie? If so, please visit our website at www.gatewaypets.com/adopt/adoption_policy to learn about our adoption policy as well as fill out an application.
Rescue Group Info...
Gateway Pet Guardians is dedicated to rescuing homeless pets in the St. Louis area, getting them great veterinary care, and finding them forever homes. We are currently a virtual shelter with all of our pets waiting for adoption in the care of volunteer foster families, however we are working toward a facility.
Gateway Pet Guardians is a 501c(3) tax-exempt organization. Donations are always greatly appreciated and are used to provide veterinary care for our foster pets, some of whom have been badly injured by automobile accidents, cruelty, neglect, or life on the street.
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Once you find an animal that you are interested in, email us and we will send your information to the foster family. You will fill out an adoption application and provide us with references. Once we have reviewed the application and contacted your references, we set up a home visit. Adoption fees are $150 for adult dogs and $195 for puppies. This fee includes shots, a spay/neuter and microchipping, as well as any other treatment the animal may have needed upon being rescued from the streets.
PJ Hightower started feeding dogs in East St. Louis, a very impoverished neighborhood in Illinois, in 1995 on her way to her sister's house. She began going on a regular basis from there and has not missed one single day since 2001. The dogs rely on PJ, waiting for her car every morning. They come running at its sound and most come straight up to her car door as she stops. She not only feeds, but medicates, domesticates and rescues when we have a home that will take one in.
A small group of people decided to form Gateway Pet Guardians around PJ's efforts in 2004. Gateway is fast growing and excited about what the future holds for the stray dogs of the East side. Or hopefully lack there of.
When we pull a dog, we give it veterinary care and put it in a foster home where it can learn to live as a dog should live and be loved. We find that with our "virtual" shelter system, the dogs tend to have better outcomes in their forever homes. Although we are saving to build a shelter, we still plan to keep our dogs in foster homes as often as possible.
We are a small group of people devoted to solving the homeless dog population in East St. Louis through education/outreach and spay/neuter programs. We would love your involvement!