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We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 cat rescue organization

We show our cats for adoption on Petfinder and at PetSmart in Saugus, MA.  We  have no brick and mortar shelter.

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We are an all-volunteer 501(c)3 cat rescue organization

We show our cats for adoption on Petfinder and at PetSmart in Saugus, MA.  We  have no brick and mortar shelter.

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About Us

Our volunteers are always willing to help one another and they definitely look out for one another!

A Winning Team

Our amazing team of regular and

 part-time volunteers are committed to  helping MHS  cats find new homes. We could not exist without them!  They feed, clean and socialize the cats at PetSmart in Saugus, MA.   We have 3 groups - the morning volunteers,  the evening volunteers and our weekend people who assist with adoptions. Our foster parents are the BEST. Interested? Contact us and let us know.


In our foster homes, we limit the number of foster cats  any  one mom has.

Our Mission

MHS takes in cats only.  We take injured, unwanted and abandoned cats, get them medically treated, spayed/neutered, then we hold them until we find permanent homes for them. We show cats ready for adoption at PetSmart in Saugus, MA.  We have no brick-and-mortar shelter; we use our volunteers homes as foster homes.  We are an all volunteer 501(C)3 organization completely dependent on donations.  We are always looking for foster homes. Use the FOSTER  button to let us know if you would like to be a foster home.

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Guaradian Angel needed

We are in need of a special home for Cookie.  She is an older cat - about 15 years old who came to MHS when her mom was hospitalized with cancer.  Her mom looked for a rescue that would care for a 15 year old cat and not just put her down. MHS believes that all cats deserve to live out their natural lives in homes where they will be loved and cared for.  However, we know that taking in an older cat can sometimes result in excess medical costs.  That is why MHS established the Guardian Angel Fund.  MHS will pay for the medical care for our 'special' cats - should they need it.  We will also pay for the cat's food and litter.  We just need a home to provide a quiet place where she can live with a 'special' someone to love and care for her.  


Cookie is currently living in a foster home with other cats. She is healthy.  She does not require any medication or special care.  She is cared for, but she does not have the one-on-one attention she had from her original mom.  She has made friends with some of the other cats, so she is not lonely.  In fact, she became the 'police cat' for the whole foster home.  When there is a disagreement between two cats, she barrels right in and gives each one of them a good smack....no figuring out just WHO started it....just make sure they know that she does NOT allow any fighting.  That was surprising for an older cat who was used to living alone! 


 If you would like to be Cookie's Guardian Angel, just drop us a note using the CONTACT US button.

This is Cookie a candidate to become a Guardian Angel cat for Melrose Humane Society.

Our special needs cat Cookie

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Cats have the BEST personalities!  They can be angels or devils, but they are OURS.

More about our cats

We have many cats that have been adopted and you can read about them on our Facebook pages. Just click the tab below.

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Guardian Angel Cats of yesterday...

Guardian Angel Cats of yesterday...

Guardian Angel Cats of yesterday...

This is Helen a Guardian Angel cat.  She was born with no eyes.  We have no idea how she survived until Melrose Humane Society found her and took her in.  She lived in a foster home for more than 10 years...sadly, she passed away from a heart problem early in 2017.

Helen came to MHS as a blind kitten...she was born without eyes. How she managed to survive until we found her is a mystery.  She was a Guardian Angel cat for many years.  Our Guardian Angel program pays for all vet care needed for our 'special' cats; you provide the love and caring. 

Update on Pirate's eye surgery

Guardian Angel Cats of yesterday...

Guardian Angel Cats of yesterday...

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Pirate has had eye surgery and though he may be blind in that eye, he is now in a safe and loving home.  He does not need both eyes to be sure he is safe!  

Update on Mickey's condition

Guardian Angel Cats of yesterday...

12 Days of Christmas Fundraiser has ended.

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MHS wants to thank everyone who contributed to Mickey's emergency surgery.  HE MADE IT!!  He is now recovering nicely.  

12 Days of Christmas Fundraiser has ended.

12 Days of Christmas Fundraiser has ended.

12 Days of Christmas Fundraiser has ended.

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Our 12 Days of Christmas 2020 fundraiser has ended.  Winners are 

Tanis H, Melrose; Irene B., Chelsea; Sharon C, Beverly; Leslie R, Saugus; Dan G, Salem; Richard G, Melrose; Laurie W, Revere, Sharon L, E. Cambridge; Deb H, Woburn; Bruce P, Waltham; Shirlee W, E Boston; E Stephens, Revere.

MHS partners with PetSmart, Saugus, MA

12 Days of Christmas Fundraiser has ended.

MHS partners with PetSmart, Saugus, MA

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Jazz has been at PetSmart in Saugus in the adoption room for several weeks now.  He has been seen by a LOT of people and one family has decided to give him a new home!

Our hope for all Angel cats

12 Days of Christmas Fundraiser has ended.

MHS partners with PetSmart, Saugus, MA

A picture of Jesus holding departed animals in his hand to care for them until they can be reunited with their loved ones.

Melrose Humane Society works with many people who have lost their beloved cats and are seeking to find a new one.  A beloved friend can never be replaced, but it is possible to find a new friend...

Help Us to help Them

Your support and contributions will enable us to help these animals. Melrose Humane is 100% donor supported.  We receive no monies from state or federal agencies.

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