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GMHS experiences increased pet intake this year

The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society has experienced a significant increase in pet intake this year.

“Our intake has more than doubled compared to last year,” said April Martinez, CEO of GMHS.

According to Martinez, the shelter is on track to save and transform the lives of more than 2,000 homeless pets at GMHS and provide low- and no-cost spay/neuter surgery to more than 4,000 pets by the end of this year.

GMHS experienced an increase of 102 percent owner-surrendered pets from May to June this year. Martinez said that the shelter has seen this increase because of changes in circumstances for these pet owners, including moving and having to dedicate increased time and care for ill family members.

In addition to experiencing an increase in owner surrenders when spring melted into summer this year, pet adoption at GMHS also experienced a significant increase of 65 percent.

Another way that GMHS has experienced pet adoptions is through its Highway to Home program. GMHS ha...

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