Volume 5, Issue 9 | September 2022

Critter Chronicles

Making Heart Connections Happen - September 2022

In September, GMHS helped 39 pets meet their match. Pictured are just a few of the happy, adoption day photos. Thank you to those who chose to open their heart and home to a formerly homeless pet!

Could you be the next to make a heart connection?

If you are considering adoption, submit an adoption questionnaire prior to your visit. Click here to get started. If you have any questions about adoption or about specific pets, do not hesitate to reach out to our adoption team at (804) 693-5520 ext. 102 or by email.

September 2022 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.

Check out The Life of Riley, the 2022 GMHS Ambassador-In-Spirit.

May Riley's exemplary loyalty and behavior serve as inspiration to all who pass through the doors of GMHS!

Mark Your Calendar: Community Event Benefitting GMHS

GMHS' dear friend Dr. Rudy Shackelford will offer a concert at Bethany United Methodist Church in Gloucester to benefit GMHS.

The concert will be held Sunday, December 11, at 4 PM, and will celebrate the 200th birthday of French composer and organist Cesar Franck.

The concert is free and open to the public, and monetary donations and pet supplies will be accepted for GMHS.

Thank you, Dr. Shackelford, for sharing your talents and heart for homeless pets wtih GMHS!

Autumn is a time for pumpkins, fall leaves, and cooler temperatures but there are dangers specific to the Fall season to be aware of to keep your pets safe.

Compassionate Community

Thank you to National Junior Honor Society member Alexandra Byser. She made two bags full of toys for the cats of GMHS. Thank you, Alexandra, for sharing your heart for homeless pets.

Many thanks to Emergency Pest Control for providing a special appreciation lunch for our GMHS team. You made our day, and we appreciate your life-saving friendship! Shelter Manager Erin Tankersley and Animal Care Specialist Jensin Clark received the lunch from our friends at Emergency Pest Control.

Thank you to all who visited GMHS at the Wings Wheels & Keels event on September 24. We are happy to share $374 was raised in donations. We are grateful for our life-saving community! 

Thank you to Grounds & Hounds, a coffee company with a heart for homeless pets. They donate 20% of their profits to dog rescue organizations just like ours!

When you purchase coffee or gear from Grounds & Hounds and use our link, 10% of your purchases will go to benefitting our rescue! You can even use our code GMHumaneSociety, and save 15% on your purchase.

You get to sip great coffee (or hot cocoa) knowing that you’re helping pups at GMHS every morning!

Become a Faithful Friend

Did you know pets at GMHS receive wellness care (testing, vaccinations, deworming, flea/tick treatment) and are spayed/neutered and microchipped before adoption into their forever homes?

Consider joining our Faithful Friends with a monthly donation and help us provide wellness care, spay/neuter surgery and more for the homeless pets of GMHS.

Simply click the paw print and check the box when donating to make yours a monthly contribution.

Each month, you'll receive the story of a homeless pet whose life was saved and transformed by your generosity.

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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