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Beware of springtime hazards for your four-legged friends (3/17/2021) - Spring is finally here! We cannot wait for longer days and more of the sun’s rays. With the change of season, our thoughts turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and…
Fundraiser set up for GCSO K9 vehicle (3/17/2021) - A GoFundMe campaign is underway to raise money to help get a new, larger vehicle to transport the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office K9 officer and his two dogs. “The current…
From homeless to a home: GMHS success stories (2/24/2021) - Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society’s animal welfare programs and services help thousands of pets and families every year, and each of you plays a role in writing the success stories of homeless…
Animal Care Society (2/24/2021) - The Animal Care Society raised $533 over the holidays with its “St. Francis Giving Tree” holiday fundraiser, which was held at the organization’s Potpourri Shoppe in Mathews. The funds are…
Helping the GMHS (2/24/2021) - Logan Eltzroth recently celebrated his 11th birthday with the animals awaiting forever homes at the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society. Instead of receiving birthday gifts for himself, he asked his friends and…
Humane Society announces matching gift challenge (12/22/2020) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society has kicked off its Top Hats and Tails Matching Gift Challenge. Between Dec. 21, 2020 and Jan. 31, 2021, the organization seeks to raise $170k in…
Ways to support the humane society this holiday season (12/22/2020) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is unable to have its usual Pet Angel Tree this year due to COVID-19, but there are still ways to support the shelter this holiday season.…
Gloucester couple named inaugural GMHS ‘Humane Heroes’ (12/9/2020) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society will recognize Dean and Cam Williams of Gloucester as its inaugural Humane Heroes for their positive effect on the lives of community members and homeless pets…
Prevent pet-related damage to the house (12/9/2020) - (METRO) The benefits of having a pet are innumerable. Pets can be companions, protectors, service animals, and even help produce products that can be sold, such as eggs from chickens.…
9 tips to keep your pets safe during the COVID-19 holiday season (12/9/2020) - COVID-19 cases continue to surge around the country, so this year’s holiday season may be quieter than usual. Gone are the guests, but there are still plenty of seasonal things…
Great American Bird Count helps identify winter birds in backyards (12/9/2020) - (METRO) Birds flittering around the neighborhood are a common sight during spring and summer, and these welcome guests can be enjoyable to observe as they nest, feed and interact. When…
Humane society seeks donations for Angel Fund on GivingTuesday (11/18/2020) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is seeking to raise $10,000 for its Angel Fund on GivingTuesday, which is on Dec. 1 this year. The shelter’s Angel Fund provides non-routine, life-saving veterinary…
Thanksgiving and pets: Holiday Dos and Don’ts (11/18/2020) - Thanksgiving may look different to a lot of us this year, but one thing remains the same—the need to keep our pets safe. This special holiday that can bring family…
Humane society virtual volunteer open house to be held Nov. 12 (10/21/2020) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is looking for new volunteers and will hold a virtual volunteer open house on Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. via Google Meet. According to April Martinez,…
The power of kindness and generosity (10/21/2020) - Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society’s animal welfare programs and services help thousands of pets and families every year through temporary shelter, compassionate care and access to services that keep pets out of…
New Gloucester Kennel Club classes start next month (10/21/2020) - The Gloucester Kennel Club will be starting a new round of classes in November at the club’s training facility at Woods Cross Roads. Rally Novice Class is for dogs and…
Grant to support veterinary care for pets in need (10/21/2020) - Animal Resources of Tidewater has received a $33,000 grant from the William H. Donner Foundation to support ART’s Medical Assistance program which provides veterinary care for pets of Hampton Roads…
Clinic performs record-breaking number of surgeries (10/21/2020) - Despite the effects of COVID-19, the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society’s Fixin’ to Save Spay & Neuter Clinic, located in the White Marsh Shopping Center, has altered a record-high number of pets…
Moving with pets: Happy trails with wagging tails (9/16/2020) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society knows how important your pet is to you—they are family! We always want to stay together with our beloved family. Sometimes re-locations can threaten to break…
A couple of late entries (9/16/2020) - They made it a little too late to be have been considered for the Gazette-Journal’s All About Pets photo contest (which ran last month), but here are a couple more…
Get curious about your cat’s health (9/16/2020) - (Family Features) Adopting and fostering pets continues to trend as people across the nation add furry friends to their families for company during these unprecedented times. However, building a bond…
Fire safety for furry family members (9/16/2020) - (Family Features) If you have a fire escape plan in place for your home, you’re steps ahead of many Americans. According to the National Fire Protection Association, only 30 percent…
GMHS staying busy this summer; Animal Care in need of volunteers (8/5/2020) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society has been thriving this summer, despite the continuation of theCOVID-19 public health crisis. As many businesses furlough and lay off employees, GMHS has maintained full staffing…
Pet photo contest: Here are the winners (8/5/2020) - From every corner they came, photos of cats, dogs and even a rooster and a lizard, entered in the Gazette-Journal’s pet photo contest, 77 in all this year. We present…
Pet contest judges (8/5/2020) - John and Suzanne Holt know a thing or two about pets. The owners of Sandy Creek Pet Resort served as judges for this year’s All About Pets Photo Contest, facing…