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Two new dog runs open at Gloucester Animal Shelter

The Gloucester County Animal Shelter officially opened two new dog runs on Feb. 4 at its facility on Beehive Drive, which is located behind the Shoppes at Gloucester.

The facility will be used both by the shelter and the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society. The animal shelter received a $14,000 grant from GMHS to complete the project which began two years ago.

Dozens of large trees were removed, the ground was seeded and fencing was installed to give the homeless dogs plenty of room to play and exercise which will give them both physical and emotional benefits. The dog runs are not open to the public.

GMHS Executive Director April Martinez and Joyce Emerson, a volunteer for the Gloucester Animal Shelter, cut the ribbon opening the dog runs. Medina, a dog staying at the Gloucester Animal Shelter, was the first dog to get a chance to enjoy the new fenced-in dog run....

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