Volume 6, Issue 4 | April 2023

Critter Chronicles

Heart Connections - April 2023

In April, 52 (now formerly) homeless pets made a heart connection with their forever families. Our thanks to adopters for welcoming these amazing pets into their hearts and homes! Above are just a few of the new matches made this month.

April 2023 Shelter Snapshot

The generous support of staff, volunteers, and donors enables GMHS to provide daily care, cover special medical needs, foster animals in homes as needed, and arrange transportation to adoption-guaranteed partners. We are also committed to education, outreach, and transparency. Our annual statistics are available on our website, and we also offer you a monthly snapshot.

Want to be a superhero to tiny kittens? Join the amazing team of GMHS kitten fosters!

Their superpowers include bottle feeding, socializing, and saving the lives of kittens! We won't supply the cape but will give you all the supplies and training necessary to feed and care for the kittens in your charge to get them ready for adoption.

Email to learn more or click here to fill out your foster application.

Mark Your Calendar

Bring your dog or cat to GMHS on Saturday, May 6 and have them create a Mother’s Day Paw Print Painting!

Cats must be brought in crates, and dogs must stay leashed. All animals must be okay with a stranger handling their paws and legs.

Each session is available for a $20 donation and reservations are required.

Space is limited so call 804-693-5520 ext. 114 to reserve your spot now!

We have a paw-some family activity for you Sunday, May 7!

Join us in our GMHS Lobby, where we invite you to make wand toys for our cat residents or your own fantastic feline. We will provide all necessary supplies, and registration is not required. All ages are welcome.

Just drop in anytime between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, on May 7. Email with questions and for more details.

We can't wait to see you for our first annual Kitten Shower!

Compassionate Community

Carolyn Molly, Supervising Broker at Abbitt Realty Company, at right, recently presented a $250 donation from Abbitt Realty to Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society Communications and Development Coordinator Caitlin Donnelly, left, and adoptable dog Donner, center, in support of GMHS' life-saving programs and services. 

Thank you to the SCA of Bethel Elementary School! They collected supplies for the homeless pets of GMHS. Zoey Hart from Mrs. Coleman’s third grade class is pictured with the donations. Way to go, Bethel Bears! We appreciate your kindness.

Support GMHS and Save Lives

When making a contribution to GMHS, we invite you to join our Faithful Friends. (Just check the box when donating to make yours a monthly gift.)

Our Faithful Friends and their sustaining contributions help make our life-saving mission possible, and we thank you for your support!

GMHS is neither affiliated with any national animal welfare organizations nor do we receive funding from the ASPCA or the Humane Society of the United States.

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