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 Elvis
Domestic Short Hair
Large
Adult
Male

cat Jerry Garcia
Domestic Short Hair mix
Medium
Adult
Male

cat Betty Boop
Domestic Short Hair & Tuxedo mix
Small
Adult
Female

cat Rusty
Tabby & Domestic Short Hair mix
Medium
Adult
Male

cats Cooper, Cagney, & Gable
Domestic Short Hair & Tuxedo mix
Medium
Adult
Male

See all our animals!



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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

Step by Step Guide: Trap-Neuter-Return

trap-neuter-return

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It’s kitten season!

Why spay or neuter?


The Pet Effect

Want to lower your cholesterol, improve your immune system, and win the respect of your doctor? The answer is furrier than you might think. Give CAT a try.

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The Healing Power of Cat Purrs

Infographic by Gemma Busquets >


The Pet Overpopulation Challenge

pet overpopulation challenge

Read about it here >


7 Ways To Help Less Adoptable Cats In Your Community

Read how >


Why spay and neuter?

Why spay and neuter?
larger version >


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?

Find out >


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 >



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 2017 we found homes for 42 cats, 52 kittens, 3 dogs, 5 birds, 2 guinea pigs, 4 rabbits, and 1 turtle.