Volume 4, Issue 7 | July 2021
Critter Chronicles
July 2021 Heart Connections!
For the pets and people of our community, July was another great month! A total of 56 pets were adopted. One of our greatest successes from the month is the adoption of Keegan, who waited 104 days to find his match. Keegan is a senior pet who came into our care with heartworm disease. GMHS is incredibly thankful to our friends and supporters who ensure we have the resources to give pets like Keegan the time necessary to make a lasting heart connection. May Keegan and his new family enjoy many happy years together!

Would you like to welcome a pet into your heart and home? If so, click here to view homeless pets just waiting to meet their match and begin the adoption process.
July 2021 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.
Would you be willing to temporarily foster a homeless pet in need? We are thrilled to introduce to you our new program, Home Before the Highway! These pets are fully-vetted, healthy dogs and cats who have transfers scheduled through our successful Highway to Home program and are just awaiting their transports. Foster families will help us to free up space in our kennels so we can save more lives! The typical foster need is around two weeks. All supplies necessary are provided, and the pets must be kept separate from your existing pets.

If you are interested in temporarily opening your home and providing love to a shelter pet, this fostering opportunity might be for you! Please visit our website to fill out your foster application, or email for more information.
Saving Lives One Surgery at a Time

Spaying and neutering is the right thing for your pet and our community. Accessing services at GMHS' Fixin' to Save Spay & Neuter Clinic is easier than ever before!

Call (804) 694-0349 today to schedule your pet's appointment. Stay in touch with the clinic team by visiting them on the web and Facebook.
Compassionate Community
Thank you to the Mathews Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, for the grant awarded to GMHS for our pet pantry. Our pet pantry helps keep pets out of the shelter and in their loving homesWe are grateful to our friends and partners at MCF for their steadfast support and investment in our mission!
On July 1 we shared our great need for Purina Pro Plan Sensitive Skin & Stomach, and our community showed their support. We received 52 bags of this special food! Our hearts are filled with appreciation. Thank you to the many who donate and ensure GMHS remains a beacon of hope and safe harbor.
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!

Use our code, GMHumaneSociety, to save 15% on your purchase. You get to sip great coffee (or hot cocoa) knowing that you’re helping pups at GMHS every morning!
​Spruce up your garden with bulbs from Brent and Becky's Bulbs! With their "Blooming Bucks" program, GMHS earns 25% of the total order price!

Visit the "Blooming Bucks" site and choose GMHS as your charity of choice. Happy planting!
Snickers is an amazing two-year-old male who will make a loving and loyal companion for the right family. He has trouble trusting strangers, but those who have taken the time to get to know him have seen how wonderful he can be. Snickers is house-trained and very treat motivated. Could you be the family Snickers is waiting for?
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