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Animal Care Society shop supports animals in need (3/18/2020) - Animal Care Society’s Potpourri Shoppe, Mathews, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has provided financial support for needy animals throughout the Middle Peninsula in southeastern Virginia since 1978. Located on Mathews…
A riding lesson (3/18/2020) - Amy Zydel and 4-year-old Kenzie enjoyed the beautiful weather Sunday, taking a mother-daughter riding lesson at Cedarview Farm in Susan.
GMHS responds to needs of community during pandemic (3/18/2020) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society may be closed to shelter visitors through 11 a.m. through Wednesday, April 1, and all onsite and offsite events during this time are cancelled in response…
fixin_to_save_2020 2019 marks banner year for Fixin’ to Save Clinic (1/15/2020) - When the Fixin’ to Save Spay and Neuter Clinic was founded by the Animal Resource Foundation in 2008 (as the ARF Spay Neuter Clinic), local shelters were overflowing with unwanted…
Signup underway for Kennel Club classes (12/4/2019) - Signup is underway on the Gloucester Kennel Club website for four new classes, starting in January. Puppy Kindergarten for dogs 12 weeks to six months will begin on Jan. 6…
Humane Society Holiday Open House this Sunday (12/4/2019) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society will hold its annual Holiday Open House from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the shelter on Jackson Lane, south of Gloucester village. People are invited to meet…
MCF funds rabies, microchip clinic (11/20/2019) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society and Fixin’ to Save Spay & Neuter Clinic hosted a rabies and microchip clinic on Saturday, Nov. 9. Sponsored by the Mathews Community Foundation, the event…
Highway to Home program matches pets with loving homes (8/14/2019) - In March 2019, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society received a $15,000 life-saving investment grant from the Petco Foundation. Earmarked for GMHS’s Highway to Home program, the grant helped offset the costs associated…
Dog Days promotion encourages people to support GMHS (8/14/2019) - Brent and Becky’s bulb company in Gloucester is joining forces with a number of other local businesses to hold its Dog Days of Summer promotion beginning Saturday and continuing to…
GMHS: Celebrating a life-saving community (3/20/2019) - While this winter’s relatively mild temps allow folks to stow away the heavy coats earlier, they also result in a longer “kitten season.” Lasting from spring to early winter, kitten…
Spay/Neuter Clinic an important resource for pets and their families (2/20/2019) - February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and what better way to celebrate it than by giving your pet the gift of a healthy, happy life afforded by spaying/neutering. Tucked away…
Keeping pets warm and safe when the weather gets cold (1/16/2019) - Think back to last weekend’s blast of winter weather and even the days leading up to it. Remember the biting wind and cold and how you couldn’t wait to make…
Trail ride fundraiser (11/20/2018) - Sandy Sainz, left, of Virginia Beach and her horse Koda joined Debbie Poston of Zuni and her horse Loomie for a special Beaverdam Trail Ride and Family Walks fundraiser on…
Dog groomer opens Gloucester C.H. shop (10/17/2018) - Dutton resident Tracey Royals, owner of Top Dog Pet Grooming for nearly 20 years, recently opened a shop in Gloucester Court House. Having operated from her home while offering a…
Area businesses take part in Dog Days of Summer promotion (9/19/2018) - For the third year in a row, area businesses joined forces to bring savings to the community while helping out homeless pets at the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society. From Aug. 17-31,…
All for fun (6/6/2018) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society hosted Family Fun Day on Saturday at the shelter on Jackson Lane in Gloucester. Activities for all ages, pet demonstrations, shelter tours and vendors were part…
ARF celebrates 10th ‘unbirthday’ of clinic (5/16/2018) - On May 29, the Animal Resource Foundation will celebrate the 10th anniversary of opening our Spay and Neuter Clinic in the White Marsh Shopping Center in Gloucester. Or perhaps it…
Family Fun Day at G-M Humane Society (5/16/2018) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society will hold a Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 on its shelter grounds on Jackson Lane. The day will…
Cobbs Creek girl and her dog earn agility rating (5/16/2018) - Adelle Hudgins, 12, of Cobbs Creek, competing with her 10-year-old Papillon, “Kipper,” earned their PACH (Preferred Agility Championship) rating on May 6 at the Gloucester Kennel Club. To achieve this,…
Rene’s Bunnies (4/23/2018) - One day a Bunny appeared in the chicken yard and another day another Bunny appeared in the chicken yard. Then there were 9 Bunnies!
It’s a new year; give your pets a new ‘leash’ on life (1/17/2018) - It’s a new year—time to resolve to give your pets a new “leash” on life by reviewing what they need to be happy and healthy family members. Are they spayed…
GMHS to hold ‘Mission: Possible, The Auction Affair’ (1/17/2018) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society will host its annual auction fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Abingdon Ruritan Club building in Bena, starting at 6 p.m. “Mission: Possible, The Auction…
Gloucester dog wins fame in the show ring (12/20/2017) - Champion Diezel of Kahler’s 1st Bully Kennels in Gloucester began life as just a family pet, but success in the show ring brought him fame and ended up spawning a…
FALL means ‘Fixed Animals Live Longer’ (9/20/2017) - Fall is here, and for those of us who work with and help animals, FALL has a special meaning: Fixed Animals Live Longer! Being spayed or neutered can add years…
Watch for moving turtles: Slowest animals crossing the road to lay eggs (6/14/2017) -   This is the time of the year that turtles begin laying their eggs; hence, motorists will see more of them trying to cross the road. Animal Care of Gloucester…