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 Davine
Tabby (Brown) & Domestic Short Hair
Small
Young
Female

cat Zeke, Zac and Zoey
Domestic Short Hair (orange & white)
Medium
Young
Male & Female

cat Olive
Domestic Short Hair–black & white mix
Medium
Adult
Female

cat Simon
Domestic Short Hair–black & white & tuxedo mix
Large
Adult
Male

cat Empress Phoebe
Domestic Short Hair–white mix
Medium
Adult
Female

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

Fall in LOVE with a FELINE week

SAT., FEB. 10 – SAT., FEB. 17


Fall in love with a feline

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ASPCA Cold Weather Guide

Check under the hood for a cat!

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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

Read here >


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

Read here >


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.