The Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard reports that their cages are almost empty, but they will begin to fill up as soon as the spring kittens arrive.

Up for adoption is a six-month-old orange tiger kitten named Lucy. Lucy is shy and needs a lot of compassion. She would make a wonderful barn cat, after she adjusts to her new surroundings.

Jerry, the small brown Chihuahua, is still looking for a home without young children. He is a friendly lap dog and would be a good match for an older family.

On Saturday, April 6, there will rabies clinics from 10 a.m. to noon at the Animal Shelter and at the West Tisbury Fire Station. Shots are $15 per animal and are good for one year. For a three-year vaccine, written proof of previous vaccination within nine to 12 months of the clinic date is required. All dogs must be on leashes. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers. The shelter thanks the Island veterinarians donating their time to administer the shots. Call the shelter with any questions.

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 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.