Some of the sweet little shelter kittens have been adopted but there are seven left, with more expected in the next week or so. This is such a good example of why everyone should have their cats spayed or neutered. It is sad to see so many unwanted kittens end up at the shelter. Anyone who finds it difficult to pay to have their animal neutered should contact SPAY or PAWS for financial assistance. Call the shelter for information.

The featured cat this week is a young, gorgeous black cat who was a stray at Sweetened Water Farm. She was micro-chipped but the owner evidently neglected to register her number. Eve is all black and obviously someone’s pet; she is gentle and sweet and looks well taken care of, a short-haired cat about four years old.

Other cats are: Daisy, a big, sweet gray kitty who loves a soft lap to sit in and is good with other cats; and Rex and Vickie, the shelter’s two elderly cats whose adoption fee will be waived for the kind angel willing to give these senior citizens a good home for their remaining years.

Pinto and Bella are two handsome guinea pigs; Pinto is very gregarious and loves people, especially kids, and Bella is a bit shy but with the right young person to love her will overcome her shyness.

All the shelter animals fared well during Sandy.

Shelter hours are Tuesdays and 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 and Monday. The telephone number is 508-627-8662.

Contributions are always gratefully accepted. Please make checks out to The Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard; the mailing address is P.O. Box 1829, Edgartown MA 02539.