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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…
Animal control officers honored at luncheon (5/17/2017) - Animal control officers of from Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex counties were recognized with a luncheon in their honor celebrating National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week. The luncheon, held on May…
20 years later, ACORN is model for how animal rescue can be done (4/19/2017) - Twenty years ago, when the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society and Gloucester County Animal Control initiated the cooperative Animal Control Outreach and Rescue Network program—also known as ACORN—they had no idea how…
ARF celebrates Spay Day 2017 with essay contest (3/15/2017) - To celebrate Spay Day 2017, the Animal Resource Foundation (ARF) Spay/Neuter Clinic invited the public to submit a short essay on why spaying and neutering is important. Two winners were…
Taking the long way home (3/15/2017) - It is 3 in the morning on Feb. 13 at the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society and the quiet morning calm is shattered by bleary-eyed staff members and volunteers preparing to transport…
Kitten season is coming (2/15/2017) - Last year, on the first really beautiful spring day of the season, the intake office at the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society was humming with activity. That day, against a backdrop of…
ARF holds Spay Day drawing (2/7/2017) - Feb. 28 is recognized as Spay (and Neuter) Day around the world. To spread awareness of how spaying and neutering dogs and cats helps save lives, the Animal Resource Foundation’s…