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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…
Humane Society answers most commonly asked questions (8/5/2020) - For Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society, the summer months are when the number of stray and owner-surrendered pets increases. With this increased demand for services come frequently asked questions. Below are answers…
Pet pig is living up—and down—to owner’s expectations (8/5/2020) - Mr. Humphries is a pet pig who has absolutely no interest in becoming the main ingredient in a ham sandwich or the guest of honor at a country-style barbecue. This…
Farm Bureau holds Farm Dog of the Year contest (8/5/2020) - The American Farm Bureau Federation is sponsoring a competition for the 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year.Dogs will be judged on their helpfulness to the farmer and their…
15 facts about fascinating horses (8/5/2020) - (Metro) Dogs may be man’s best friend, but horses have been companion and assistance animals for millenia. In fact, archaeological evidence indicates that humans formed intermingled relationships with horses nearly…
MYA BASTA (7/15/2020) - Mya Basta (canine) of Cuba Road died suddenly on Christmas morning 2019. She has been placed under the Walnut Tree where she loved to lay in the grass and play…
GMHS makes ‘Great Paws’ fundraising pivot (7/15/2020) - In response to COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is canceling all large events until spring 2021, including the fall 2020 oyster roast and the…
Petco grant funds lifesaving transports at GMHS (7/15/2020) - In March 2020, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society received a $7,500 lifesaving investment grant from the Petco Foundation to support the shelter’s Highway to Home program. Since 1999, the foundation has invested…
GMHS thanks its business partners (6/17/2020) - Every day and in so many ways, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society’s Humane Business Partners enable the shelter to make the dream of saving even more lives a reality. Indeed, they are…
GKC offers class on canine ‘manners’ (6/17/2020) - Does your dog know its basic commands, but doesn’t know what to do when friends come over, a package is delivered, table manners or door etiquette? Dog owners can take…
Face mask sale benefits Hands Across Mathews, GM Humane Society (5/20/2020) - When Mark Letchworth of Moughons Ace Hardware and Cheryl Dale Karow, both of Mathews, realized that the situation at two food banks was critical, they joined forces to help. Karow…
Mobile device apps can help with dog training (5/20/2020) - In the wake of COVID-19, many people have suddenly found themselves working from home or spending more time than ever inside. As such, animal adoption and foster rates have skyrocketed…