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Glouester-Mathews Humane Society Receives $15,000 Donation from Animal Care Society
Submitted by April Martinez

GMHS15 imageGloucester, Va., (December 17, 2018) -- The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society was recently presented with a $15,000 donation from the Animal Care Society. The donation will benefit the Spay/Neuter Clinic located in White Marsh, Virginia, and be administered by GMHS.

The Animal Care Society's primary focus is promoting low-cost spay/neuter to reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats in the Middle Peninsula. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization operates a resale shop on Main Street in Mathews, Virginia, where merchandise donations from the community are sold to raise money for animal welfare.

Animal Care Society Treasurer Diana More says, "The lion's share of our earnings are given in support of the GMHS Spay/Neuter Clinic, but we also help many individuals locally on the Middle Peninsula with their pets' needs. We are able to give no interest small loans to aid in spaying and neutering their pets as well as providing shots. We also help with emergencies as much as we can."

Founded in 2008 with the goal of providing affordable and accessible spay/neuter services for all dogs and cats who need them, the Spay/Neuter Clinic has contributed to the no-kill community by spaying and neutering more than 35,000 cats and dogs; preventing the birth of hundreds of thousands of unwanted animals; and decreasing by more than 50 percent the number of homeless pets served by area shelters.

The Spay/Neuter Clinic is an integral component of GMHS' comprehensive life-saving roadmap, which includes expanded shelter hours, enabling the working public to reclaim and adopt animals; increased coverage of community events; and partnerships with adoption outlets.

GMHS Executive Director Nichola Redmond said, "GMHS is grateful for the support that Animal Care Society has provided for our Spay/Neuter Clinic. We respect that their volunteers work hard to convert donated goods to dollars at the Potpourri Shoppe in Mathews. Their labor makes a difference for the animals in our community and for the people who care about them. Spay/neuter is critical to prevent animal cruelty and suffering. Essentially it turns off the flow of homeless animals at the source, and that is certainly a wise and worthy investment."

Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to "improving life for all animals by providing shelter, compassionate care, community assistance and education." Founded in 1912 in Gloucester, Virginia, GMHS provides services for people in the Peninsula, Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck through adoptions, educational programs, a pet pantry and low-cost spay/neuter programs both onsite and throughout the community.

 





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