Winter is coming - prepare shelters
Winter is coming - prepare shelters
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. Check out Off the Beaten Path Sanctuary that we are helping for information on how to take care of ferals...they are good at it.
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. If you type in https://couponfollow.com/smilematic you can download an add-on to Chrome that will always direct you to Amazon.smile where you can select your favorite charity to donate to.
MHS has found a new volunteer for Wednesday mornings. She just started 2 weeks ago and is a great cat handler. NOW, we need volunteers for weekends Usually weekend people volunteer to 2 hours on a Saturday or Sunday. For more information please use the CONTACT US form here on the website.
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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.