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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - Animal lovers hope some star power will catch your eye.

On Thursday, Gateway Pet Guardians unveiled their new billboards. One is James Laurinaitis of the St Louis Rams, which is at the intersection of North 12th and Martin Luther King Drive.

The other, of Ryan Reaves of the St Louis Blues. Both billboards show the athletes posing with adoptable pets.

The group says the bill boards send a message that pets are part of your family.

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