Please Adopt Us

For some time the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard has been without a single dog looking for a home, but as of this week we have just one — an adorable little pug named Rascal who is eight years old and as sweet as can be. Rascal loves people and Gordon at the shelter is so happy that he now has a dog to walk; we all hope anyone looking for a small wonderfully good-natured dog will come see Rascal. And you can take him for a walk!

The shelter’s cat population remains about the same: Butter, Chloe and Barley are all tortoiseshells, and so is our newest cat, Molly, a loving lapful; Ceilia and Lily are two affectionate black cats who enjoy roaming around the shelter and greeting everyone as they come through the door; Deacon is a ginger tiger who has been at the shelter for a long time and needs to find a new home soon.

Finally, we have two adorable guinea pigs named Hamlet and Ophelia looking for new homes.

calico cat
Butter. — Ivy Ashe

Remember the rabies clinics at two locations tomorrow. One will be held at shelter, at 1 Pennywise Path (just behind the Vineyard Vet Clinic) from 10 a.m. to noon. During the first hour there will be only one vet on duty so there may be a slight wait; during the second hour there will be two vets on duty. A clinic will be held at the West Tisbury fire station on the same day, also from 10 to 11 a.m. The cost is $15 per animal. All cats and ferrets should be in carriers, and dogs must be leashed.

If you have any questions please call the shelter at 508-627-8662.

Shelter hours are Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The shelter is closed Sunday through Tuesday.

Volunteers are often needed (call to inquire) and contributions are always gratefully accepted; we are funded solely by donations. The Susie Fund was established to pay the medical expenses of animals at the shelter who need medical care. Please make checks out to The Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard; the mailing address is P.O. Box 1829, Edgartown MA 02539.