About Us

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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.


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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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Some people so love their cats that they give them personalities!  This is one DIVA.

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 of Melrose; Irene B of Chelsea; Sharon C of Beverly; Leslie R of Saugus; Dan B of Salem; Laurie W of Revere, Sharon L of E. Cambridge; Bruce P of Waltham; Shirlee W of E. Boston and E. Stephens of Revere.  We want to thank one and all for making this fundraiser a success.

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 the Adoption room for several weeks.  He has been seen by a lot of people and is now living in a new home. You can visit our cats up for adoption at PetSmart in Saugus on Saturdays or Sundays from 10am to 4pm .

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 Melrose Humane to take in and care for lost, injured, unwanted and stray cats.  MHS receives no support from  any  local or state agency.  We are entirely dependent on contributions from our generous supporters.   

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