New Arrivals

Note: If you plan on adopting,
please bring your own carrier.


December/January Kittens
Various Breeds


Stumbalina and Dusty
Tabby-Buff mix; Tabby-Gray
Female & Male


Domestic Long Hair-orange mix & Maine Coon


Wilhelmina and Brownie
House Rabbits
Male & Female

See all our animals! »

We need a home!


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News & Info

“Pounds for Pounds” Weigh-In Challenge

We are partnering with Unleashed Petco at 55 Dodge Street in Beverly to promote their “Pounds for Pounds” Weigh-In Challenge. The Challenge runs from Jan. 4 to 24. Make sure your pet is a healthy weight and help us win $500. Read all about it >

Wine Raffle Winners

A big thanks to everyone who entered our “Instant Wine Cellar” raffle! The lucky winners are Lisa and Peter Welch of Swampscott, who are well stocked for festive holidays. (So are our shelter friends, thanks to your generosity.) Pictured below are Lisa Welch and adoption coordinator Linda Greenberg.

Lisa Welch and Linda Greenberg

Resources for helping homeless animals in Massachusetts

There’s some great info here on the blog >

Foster Homes Needed Now!

Foster homes needed for kittens!

We are in desperate need of foster homes for kitten socializing. We will provide the cage for each kitten. We have brought in record numbers this year and there are still so many to be rescued. Read more >

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The Challenges of TNR


The kittens in the litter box were recently trapped and are being socialized in hopes of adopting them out like the ones in this story.

Get your “I'm a Friend” sticker!

Your $2 donation goes to help FOMAA help more abandoned animals and each sticker placed on a vehicle will help find homes for more abandoned animals.

FOMAA sticker

The stickers are available at the Marblehead Animal Shelter during adoption hours or from one of these Marblehead shops:

Creature Comforts, Crosby’s Market Place, Marblehead Pet Supply, Pawsitively Marblehead, Spirit of ’76 Bookstore, Shubies Marketplace and Worldly Pets.

Our New Extended Hours

Monday: 4:00–6:30 pm
Tuesday: 4:00–6:30 pm
Thursday: 4:00–6:30 pm
Friday: 5:00–7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00–6:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00–3:00pm

Spaying And Neutering

Here are the places to go for low-cost spaying and neutering:

The CATMOBILE (978-465-1940) or email

Website Friends of Animals (at bottom) or call 1-800-321-7387

Order Your Massachusetts Animal Coalition Plate Now!

license plate

The funds collected will be used to prevent pet overpopulation by funding programs that provide services such as spaying and neutering to cats and dogs for free or at minimal cost.  Click here!