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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…
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…