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Humane society releases its 2020 year in review

The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society recently announced its 2020 year in review.

The shelter cared for 782 cats and kittens, 414 dogs and puppies, and 45 small animals and birds in 2020. Ninety-five percent of dogs and puppies, 98 percent of cats and kitten, and 100 percent of small animals and birds were adopted, returned to owner or transferred to adoption-guaranteed agency partners through the shelter’s Highway to Home program, which was responsible for transporting 502 from GMHS pets last year.

GMHS also experienced a 96 percent live-release rate last year. In 2020, there were 19 percent fewer pets euthanized than in 2019. The shelter also distributed 30,500 pounds of pet food through its Pet Food Pantry Program in 2020. The shelter’s Fixin’ to Save Spay and Neuter Clinic performed 3,263 surgeries last year.

The shelter’s Spay & Neuter Clinic has spayed, neutered and vaccinated thousands of feral and community cats. It offers affordable access to a feral package, whi...

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