Volume 4, Issue 1 | January 2024

Critter Chronicles

Heart Connections - January 2024

In January, 89 pets made heart connections 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.

Want to make your own heart connection?!

Simply visit GMHS Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5 PM to meet your new best friend.

January 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 grateful to everyone, including the Auction Committee, volunteers, staff and sponsors, who made this event such a success. Thank you for your generous support and enthusiastic participation!

PS Donations dated through January 31, 2024, are eligible for the Matching Gift Challenge, so stay tuned for an update!

Celebrate your child at the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society! Our Humane Educator will guide you and your guests through crafts and activities tailored to the interests of your child and of course, a tour to meet some of our adoptable pets! Email for more info or call us at 804-693-5520!

Mark Your Calendars

Sign your kid(s) up for Kids Movie Night featuring "Lady and the Tramp"!

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! 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 Humane Educator Voula.

Join us in the GMHS Lobby February 11 from 1-3 PM, where we invite you to come for our Valentine's Day Kindness Workshop!

We will be decorating homemade treats for our shelter dogs. We will provide all necessary supplies and registration is not required. All ages are welcome and this event is free to our community.

Allergy Warning- Peanut butter will be used.

Join us for Pet Story Time every Wednesday at 1:00 PM at GMHS! We will 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.

Compassionate Community

Many thanks to our friends with the The Piankatank Community League in Harcum for supporting our homeless pets! At right, Lona Trebour, secretary of the league, presented Caitlin Donnelly, Communications and Development Coordinator for GMHS, with a $300 donation.

Thank you to Isaac, Penn, and Nora! They sold hot chocolate to raise money for our homeless pets! We are blown away by your kindness. Thank you all so much!

Ella was transferred into the care of GMHS this month from another shelter after being found as a stray. She came in with her 2 day old puppies named Isabella, Gabriella, and Stella.

Your donation enables us to provide shelter and care for all pets in need, including puppies, while they await adoption.

Your sustainable gift makes our life-saving mission possible, and we thank you for your support!

Donations can be made via PayPal, 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 - Sandy

Sandy is currently livin' it up in a foster home, but he would LOVE to find his forever home! He is a diabetic cat that is on special food and medication, but does not require insulin so long as the adopter keeps up with his weight loss. Check out what his foster has to say about him!

"He runs around the house and loves to be around us at all times, it’s very sweet. He is a very sweet boy, always curious about everything. He is able to sprint up the stairs, jump onto the bed! He is a cuddler, he loves to sleep in our bed with us and refuses to use a cat bed. He becomes a kitten when it comes to wand toys and chases after his toys. He’s not big on being held but loves his pets and wants to constantly be with us, he talks a lot when he knows it’s time for dinner and meds. Thank you for rescuing him, glad I am able to step in and help him too!"

Ready to add Sandy to your family? Call us at 804-693-5520 or email information@gmhumanesociety.org!

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