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Approximately 200 attend GMHS open house

The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society celebrated its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday. Approximately 200 GMHS supporters from the shelter’s service region, which extends from the Peninsula to Northern Neck, visited with Santa Claus, created holiday crafts and learned about the GMHS mission to improve the lives of all animals, a release stated.

GMHS staff fielded questions about homeless pets available for adoption and educated attendees about the shelter’s mission and programs. 

Coordinated by GMHS volunteer Beverly Spencer, the event also included an Angel Tree. Tags with animals’ gift requests were available for homeless pets from rabbits to cats and rats to dogs. The Angel Tree will remain up through the holidays. Tags may continue to be selected and gifts delivered during the shelter’s business hours through the end of the year.

The Cookie Sale—a signature part of the event—proved successful yet again. A record-setting number of cookie...

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