The Mathews Community Foundation has awarded a grant investment of $2,500 to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society for the shelter’s pet pantry.
This service provides pet food to owners experiencing financial difficulties and keeps pets out of the shelter and in their homes. In 2021, GMHS distributed more than 33,000 pounds of pet food to pet pantry clients and demand for the service remains high.
Enrollment in the pet pantry program requires completion of a one-page registration form to collect client demographic data and information about all pets in the household. Photo identification is also required.
Appointments are not required to register for or access the service, and all who initially request the service receive a one-time distribution of pet food, regardless of the spay/neuter or vaccination status of pets in the household. Clients are also eligible for access to low- and no-cost spay/neuter surgery for their pets.
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