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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…
Humane Society adoptions to resume May 1 (4/22/2020) - The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society will resume adoptions by appointment-only on May 1.GMHS experienced an increase in adoptions for the months of February and March and is hoping that trend will…
Is your pet your new co-worker? (4/15/2020) - Having your furkid as a co-worker can be an added bonus when you’re working from home. Working with your pet can be very therapeutic—helping you to better cope with the…
‘Kitten season’ begins, pushing shelter to capacity (4/15/2020) - Every spring, as the flowers bloom and the weather warms, animal shelters everywhere prepare for a unique problem. What has been coined “kitten season” begins and with it an exponential…
Humane Society adoptions temporarily paused (4/15/2020) - With the expected increase in COVID-19 cases in Virginia during the next two to three weeks, the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society has decided to temporarily pause adoptions to further protect its…
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…