Greater Birmingham Humane Society and Jeffco close on a new property

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Greater Birmingham Humane Society and Jeffco close on a new property.
Rendering of the proposed Greater Birmingham Humane Society campus off Lakeshore. Graphic via Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

Great news for the puppies and cats of the humane society! Alongside the Jefferson County Commission, the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) has bought a new property to build a Campus of Compassion. This development will benefit the animals and donors with its accessible design that maximizes interactions. 

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9 adorable Birmingham pandemic pets that will make your heart melt

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Imagine coming home to these sweet faces after a long, stressful day of work. Mood instantly boosted. Photo via Jay Wennington

The pandemic has definitely taken its toll on a lot of us, and we’ve had to find creative ways to keep our minds busy to distract from all the chaos that occurred. Some of us discovered new hobbies. Some of us worked on our fitness. But a lot of us adopted pets.

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Birmingham regional pet pantry serves over 600 families in one day—how to get involved

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The regional pet pantry keeps animals and owners together. Photo via GBHS (@TheGBHS) on Twitter.

While temporarily closed for adoptions, the Greater Birmingham Humane Society (GBHS) has done something amazing. The team transformed the Snow Drive Adoption center into a place where struggling pet owners can receive supplies and community members are able to give back as well. See how you can get involved!

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GBHS park masterplan with CEO Allison Black Cornelius

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From the GBHS Campus Masterplan via GBHS and Birchfield Penuel & Associates LLC

On June 13, 2017, the Birmingham City Council voted to approve the Greater Birmingham Humane Society’s plan for a 27-acre park. The property is located in Titusville, west of I-65 and adjacent to Memorial Park and the Golden Flake plant. Allison Black Cornelius, CEO of the GBHS, plans to utilize this property as a source of economic growth in the city of Birmingham.

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Birmingham Generosity Brings Babycat Home (Part 2 of 2)

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Beth Roberts (left) and I’Sha Wright

“I never dreamed I’d be hugging you like this,’ said Beth Roberts.
“I feel like I’ve known you forever,” replied I’Sha Wright.

Friday morning, two women who had only just formally met, sat side by side, sharing smiles and tears. Happy tears. I’Sha Wright got to meet the woman who set the wheels in motion that returned her precious ‘Babycat’, just in time for Christmas. Continue reading “Birmingham Generosity Brings Babycat Home (Part 2 of 2)”

Christmas Kitty Miracle – Babycat’s Story (Part 1 of 2)

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Beth Roberts, a cat foster parent, was heading into the Greater Birmingham Humane Society Tuesday morning to have her current litter of kittens immunized.  But the sight she encountered at the desk stopped her in her tracks. A grieving woman was sobbing, telling her cat goodbye.

“This woman was hurting, and it made me hurt.  I was so sad to see this, and felt tears filling my eyes. I walked over to her and gave her a hug.”

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