Adoptions at the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard have slowed down a bit in the last few weeks, with several cats and dogs in residence.
Sandy is a sweet, small dog who is part Shih Tzu who gets along with people and other animals, and loves car rides.
Jerry, an older brown Chihuahua who loves people but is afraid of young children, shared a home with Millie, a white Chihuahua Italian greyhound mix who comes with her own wardrobe. Jerry and Millie’s owner passed away recently and they are looking for a new place to call home.
The shelter has three kittens available for adoption. Freckles is a five-month-old yellow tiger whose brother was recently adopted. Fluffy and Georgia are dark gray tiger kittens who are too young to be taken away from their mother, but will be ready for adoption in a couple of weeks. They are playful with each other, so the shelter hopes they will find a home together.
The Boy’s and Girl’s Club has established a Pet Food Pantry for those struggling with the rising cost of pet food. There are several designated drop-off locations for donations of unopened cat, dog, rabbit, or guinea pig food — and even bird seed. The shelter is one of the drop-off places. If anyone would like to make a donation of money instead of pet food, please note on the check that the donation is for pet food.
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; the shelter is are funded solely by donations. Please make checks out to The Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard; the mailing address is P.O. Box 1829, Edgartown, MA 02539.