A no-kill animal shelter in Marblehead, Mass. rescuing animals in communities on the North Shore

Application Forms: cats | dogs | rabbits, birds, other small animals


New Arrivals

cat Nicholas
Gray & Domestic Short Hair-white mix
Medium
Young
Male

cat Lucy and Linus
Domestic Long Hair–gray & white; Domestic Long Hair–black & white mix
Medium
Young
Male & Female

cat NutterButter
Domestic Short Hair-black mix
Medium
Adult
Female

cat Betsy
Domestic Short Hair–buff mix
Small
Young
Female

kittens Fall Kittens 2
Domestic Short Hair-black & white & Tabby–Grey mix
Small
Baby
Male & Female

See all our animals!



We need a home!

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JOIN OUR TEAM!

We are always in need of committed volun­teers to walk dogs and feed cats; clean their cages, socialize with them; clean the grounds (seasonal); do fund­raising. Please sign up at the shelter (or down­load this appli­ca­tion form, fill it in, and bring it to the shelter). Read more >

Missing Pets Marblehead/​Swampscott

is a Facebook Group Page for Marblehead and Swampscott residents to post pictures and information about their missing pets and to share tips and sightings.  Go there >

We are a little shelter but we do big things!

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News & Info

8 Ways To Change a Cat’s Life for Change a Pet’s Life Day: January 24th

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Having Cats May Cut Risk of Heart Disease

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How to care for feral cats during the winter

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The Pet Overpopulation Challenge

pet overpopulation challenge

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7 Ways To Help Less Adoptable Cats In Your Community

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Why spay and neuter?

Why spay and neuter?
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Choosing a Shelter Cat

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6 Ways That Having a Pet Can Improve Your Life after 60

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Is It EVER Okay to Let a Cat Go Outdoors?

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Coping with Kitten Season

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Why Adopt a Second Cat?

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7 Reasons Senior Cats Make Awesome Pets

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Resolve to Be the Best Possible Cat Owner This Year

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Low-Cost Mobile Spay/Neuter for Cats

The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society’s Catmobile Program is a subsidized mobile spay/neuter clinic designed specifically for cats. Their two Catmobiles are each staffed by a veterinarian and technician and can assist up to 30 cats a day.

The Catmobile program covers the North Shore, South Shore, Central MA, Metrowest, Merrimack River Valley, and greater Boston areas.

More info >


Red Cross Pet First Aid App

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Show off your support with Shelter merchandise

Take a look at the classy stuff you can buy at our fundraising events and local stores to help the Shelter:

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In 2015 we found homes for 99 cats, 160 kittens, 13 dogs, 2 bunnies, 6 birds, and 2 guinea pigs, for a total of 282 adoptions.