Kittens Kittens Kittens Kitten season is here....
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.
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.
Veterinarians and their techs
Dr. Dana MacNamee and his staff are a wonderful asset to MHS. Besides the professional care our cats receive, they actively help with adoptions.
All the vets and technicians are so professional and helpful. Our cats receive excellent care!
Melrose Humane Society works with other shelters/rescues in the Northeast area. They take cats from us when we are overloaded and we take cats from them when they need help.
Foster families, supporters and friends
People who foster for MHS offer our cats a safe, warm place to stay until we can get them to the vet for a checkup and vaccines - and to be spayed or neutered. Our foster families usually have only one or two cats at a time - none of them need an intervention. They also provide socialization for cats that have been on the streets for awhile. They provide substitute love for a cat that has lost a loved owner. Cats that have lived with their owners for a length of time, do grieve their loss.
MHS is fortunate to have people who donate on a monthly basis - because we have so many cats in need! We have some people who have named MHS in their wills. We are so grateful to them. Ocean State and Bissell are companies that support MHS too. You can donate with our PayPal button: just scroll down.
There are MANY people who are kind and willing to help strays. Many feed cats in colonies, rescue kittens and reach out whenever there is a need. MHS tries to help those wonderful rescuers find new homes for their rescues.
Using IGive on your shopping sprees gives Melrose Humane Society a portion of whatever you pay for your goods. Just download the iGive app wherever you shop.
If you shop on Amazon, please use the Smile.Amazon site and name Melrose Humane Society as your charity of choice.
MHS is currently in need of a new volunteer for every other Wednesday morning. There are no specific hours - they need to arrive around 10am, but before 12 noon. The time they choose to stay depends on how much they are enjoying spending time with the cats. The cleaning and feeding usually takes about an hour the rest of the time is of their choosing..
We are still in need of WEEKEND volunteers...(these are 2 hour shifts).
If interested use CONTACT US and let us know.
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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.
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!
MHS wants to thank everyone who contributed to Mickey's emergency surgery. HE MADE IT!! He is now recovering nicely.
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.
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 .
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...
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.