Volume 4, Issue 4 | April 2024

Critter Chronicles

Heart Connections - April 2024

For the pets and people of our community, April was another joy-filled month as a total of 66 pets were adopted. One of our greatest successes from the month is the adoption of Wilhelmina (pictured), who waited 47 days to find her match. Wilhelmina came in as a stray cat with an injured leg that was clearly causing her a lot of discomfort. Our amazing medical team and veterinarian went straight to work in discussing a treatment plan. Thanks to Williamsburg Vet Clinic, she had a successful leg amputation of one of her back legs and now knows the love of a forever family!

GMHS is incredibly thankful to our friends and supporters who ensure we have the resources to give pets like Wilhelmina the time necessary to make a lasting heart connection. May Wilhelmina and her new family enjoy many happy years together!

April 2024 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 thrilled to share that $4,210 was raised on #GiveLocal757! Thank you to everyone who donated in support of GMHS. Thank you for sharing your heart for homeless pets and partnering with us to save even more lives!

"Cats in my community keep having kittens! What can I do?"

If the cat has an owner, you can tell them about our low-cost spay and neuter assistance options at Fixin' to Save Spay & Neuter Clinic, located in the White Marsh Shopping Center. The clinic is open Monday-Wednesday of each week. They can click here to make an appointment or call 804-694-0349 with questions. If the cat does not have an owner but you are willing to help, Fixin' to Save can assist with the surgery so that the cat can be released and live its life without continuing to give birth to unwanted litters.

Mark Your Calendars!

Sign your kid(s) up for Kids Movie Night featuring "Oliver & Company"!

The cost is $25 per child which includes movie, pizza, popcorn, craft, and a visit from shelter pets. 100% of the proceeds benefit the homeless pets of GMHS! This is a drop off event and is open to children ages 6-12 years old. Bring their favorite blanket, pillow, and come wearing comfy pajamas!

Spots are limited, so sign up by calling 804-693-5520 or emailing GMHS Outreach Specialist Voula.

Come join us for Bottle Baby Basics on Saturday, May 18th at 10 AM. We always need more willing bottle feeders on our foster team! Spread the word, and call or email to reserve your seat.

We love to host Pet Story Time every Wednesday at 1:00 PM at GMHS! We read a story together, do a small craft, then we invite you to read to our shelter pets. No registration is required and all ages are welcome.

Have you ever wanted to get a behind-the-scenes tour of GMHS? If so, mark your calendars for May 2, at 1:00 PM! Come in for a shelter tour, you may even leave with a new best friend!

When you support GMHS, you help us save even the tiniest of lives, like these 1 day old orphaned kittens. We are grateful for your friendship!

Donations can be made online, over the phone (804-693-5520), and mail

(P.O. Box 385, Gloucester, VA 23061). 

GMHS is neither affiliated with any national animal welfare organizations nor receives funding from the ASPCA or the Humane Society of the United States. GMHS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our tax ID# is 51-0206238. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Shelter Pet Spotlight - Jack and Murphy

What is better than one cat? Try two! Bonded pair Jack and Murphy came in recently at no fault of their own. These brothers have been together since the very beginning, and are looking for a home together. They are the perfect pair! They are affectionate, friendly and would make great family cats. Both will greet you, rub on your legs, and purr so loud. As a fun fact, both cats are polydactyl! This means they have extra toes. Come meet them in Condo A at GMHS!

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