Virginia Gazette Highlights New W&M Students Helping at HHS

Taylor Powell,18, of Roanoke, spent Tuesday morning volunteering at Mattey's Garden next to Matthew Whaley Elementary School in Williamsburg. (Ryan McKinnon / Virginia Gazette)

On Tuesday, seven College of William & Mary students stopped by Heritage Humane Society to volunteer as part of the College’s annual SHOW Day — a day of service for new students. Virginia Gazette reporter Ryan McKinnon swung by the shelter to speak with some of the students volunteering at Heritage Humane Society. McKinnon spoke with 19-year-old sophomores Brittany Purcell … Read More

Make Pars for Pets Golf Classic in the News

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Heritage Humane Society’s 5th Annual Make Pars for Pets Golf Classic presented by Chesapeake Bank has been getting some attention thanks to the local news outlets, The Virginia Gazette and Williamsburg Yorktown Daily. While The Virginia Gazette published our news release in its Community News section earlier this month, Williamsburg Yorktown Daily recently ran a short story about our golf … Read More

Precious Pieces Featured in Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

Photo Caption: Lillian Campbell (left) and Kimberly Laska (right) pose with Scat the cat to celebrate the success of Precious Pieces.

Williamsburg Yorktown Daily ran a tremendous piece about the six-year anniversary of Precious Pieces, the large-scale knitting project at Heritage Humane Society. Following the release of the article, Heritage Humane Society received inquiries about joining Precious Pieces from interested readers. Not only did this article generate public awareness for the wonderful work being done by those involved with Precious Pieces, … Read More

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Did you see the ad in the Virginia Gazette last Saturday?! We are so excited about how many people have visited the shelter over the weekend because of it. Special thanks to our new advertising partners at “Maid All Clean” for making this ad possible. Come meet these awesome animals, including the featured puppies. We still have three without applications. Please … Read More

Heritage Humane Society named Outstanding Non-Profit of the Year!

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The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance awarded the Outstanding Non-Profit of the Year to Heritage Humane Society for “having achieved increased awareness, innovative fund-raising, and creative, new events helping it to advance its mission and goals,” according to the release. The shelter’s Executive Director Kimberly Laska accepted the award on behalf of the shelter. Stop by Heritage during open … Read More