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Help GMHS provide medical care for pets in need (9/15/2021) - Every day, GMHS provides life-saving, transformative care to homeless pets, including veterinary care. Because of you, our friends and supporters, GMHS is able to provide the veterinary care necessary to…
Pet photo contest: a variety of submissions (8/11/2021) - Indoors or out, perfectly posed or playfully performing, dogs and cats—and even a pair of rats—were entered in the 2021 Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal All About Pets Photo Contest. A total of…
Contest winner (8/11/2021) - “River,” pictured here with a favorite toy, was the winner of the 2021 Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal’s All About Pets photo contest. Tina Minor of Hudgins sent in the winning photo of…
Runner-up (8/11/2021) - “Willow” the cat poses for the camera in this photo by Sarah Rainville of Mathews. The photo was chosen as runner-up in the contest.
Contest judges (8/11/2021) - Carolyn South and Lynda Smith served as judges for the Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal’s All About Pets photo contest this year. Both said they had a hard time choosing a winner because…
Meet the wonderful friends of our readers (8/11/2021) - Aidanby Martha Ellen Traband, MathewsAnnaby Tenna Safrit, GwynnBandiby Adel Trevino, GloucesterBitsyby Chris Bridge, MoonBooby Holly Tillage, HayesBuffyby Cathey Camechis, GloucesterCeriseby Debby Lockwood, GloucesterCharlieby Celeste Monnoyer, GloucesterCheesepuffby Karen McNeil, GloucesterCocoby Angela…
ACS to contribute funds to help get GMHS pets ready for adoption (8/11/2021) - The Animal Care Society of Mathews has decided that it is going to contribute funds specifically to help incoming pets to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society get ready for adoption. “It’s…
Pets looking to make their heart connection (8/11/2021) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is incredibly thankful to our friends who ensure we have the resources needed to make lasting heart connections for the pets in our care. We’d like…
Adopt, don’t shop (8/11/2021) - Every day, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society strives to find the best matches for homeless pets as efficiently as possible, and you can give more pets lives full of love and comfort…
GMHS experiences increased pet intake this year (8/11/2021) - 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.…
Jonah’s journey to a fur-ever home (8/11/2021) - You make second chances happen at Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society every day. Because of your support, GMHS remains a beacon of hope and safe harbor for homeless pets in the many…
Helping senior border collies live their best lives possible (7/14/2021) - Caring for older border collies and providing them with happy and healthy later years is what Glen Highland’s mission is all about. Glen Highland Border Collie Rescue moved its operation…
Ways that you can help homeless pets in need (7/14/2021) - Since its founding in 1912, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society has strived to protect animals. With the mission to be a beacon in animal adoption, welfare, and advocacy, GMHS continues to provide…
Partnerships increase lifesaving ability of humane society (6/16/2021) - Every year, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society’s Humane Business Partners helps our organization make the dream of saving even more animals’ lives a reality with their friendship and support. Their collective efforts…
Unwelcome addition (6/16/2021) - This osprey at Bethel Beach in Mathews seems to be saying, “Please stop dumping your COVID trash on my world.” This new type of litter is showing up everywhere.
GMHS offers ‘Help for Hearts’ (5/19/2021) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is excited to announce Help for Hearts, our latest initiative to save the lives of heartworm-positive dogs. Virginia, and the Hampton Roads area in particular, has…
Adopters can help GMHS win award by sharing adoption stories (5/19/2021) - Now through Sept. 20, individuals who have adopted a pet from the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society are invited to share how their pet has changed their life in the Petco Love…
Securing a trustworthy pet sitter (5/19/2021) - (Metro) Welcoming a pet of any kind into a home can be a lesson in love as well as one in responsibility. Pet owners must take various steps to ensure…
How to transition pet food (4/14/2021) - (METRO) The food a companion animal is eating today may not be the food he or she consumes in the near future.Pet owners alter their pets’ diets for a variety…
Saving the lives of precious pets, one at a time (4/14/2021) - Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society was formed in 1912 to protect animals, and 108 years later, our mission remains unchanged. GMHS’s animal welfare programs and services help thousands of pets and families…
Keeping animals safe (4/14/2021) - As this week is National Animal Control and Appreciation Week, Gloucester County took to social media to applaud the work of the its Animal Control Department, “which works tirelessly around…
Gloucester Kennel Club to hold testing event (4/14/2021) - The Gloucester Kennel Club will hold Canine Good Citizen and Canine Good Citizen Advanced testing on Saturday, June 5, starting at 9 a.m. The CGC and CGCA test is composed…
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…