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ACS to contribute funds to help get GMHS pets ready for adoption

The Animal Care Society of Mathews has decided that it is going to contribute funds specifically to help incoming pets to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society get ready for adoption.

“It’s a pricy process,” said Mary Stephens, president of the Animal Care Society.

The cost of getting a pet healthy and ready for adoption (e.g., spaying/neutering, microchipping, vaccinating, flea and tick preventatives, heartworm treatment, etc.) is expensive. This process typically costs $342 for dogs and $92 for cats, which does not include food or daily care for the pet.

Stephens said that ACS has pledged its support to help incoming shelter pets so that GMHS can pull in as many animals as possible from other shelters, even if their health is already compromised. The Society’s goal is to help as many animals as possible be adopted and to reduce euthanasia rates at other shelters that are at capacity. GMHS does not euthanize for space.

ACS raised almost $15,000 last year for GMHS, which i...

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