At the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard, they’re multiplying like rabbits. There are three bunnies who were strays (!) awaiting new owners. One is a dwarf black bunny who would be a cuddly pet for a child. He has been named Clarence by a volunteer. Another is ever-so-chic in his black and white coat. The third is a dead ringer for the Easter Bunny. All are males so there is no danger of that aforementioned multiplication. Come over and cuddle these guys.

Hero, a small gray and white female cat, has rebelled against sharing her quarters and has been given a private room. We hope she will be adopted as an “only cat” by someone. It does seem odd to be calling this dainty girl Hero, but her new family could choose a more suitable moniker if they wish.

Those two adorable orange kittens are ready to go and might be already adopted by the time you read this. They will be missed when they leave. They define the word cute. Sadie’s litter of five are growing like healthy kitties should. They play with each other, rolling around on the floor under the watchful eye of their very good mother. She is a beauty herself and deserves a long vacation with a new owner after her tireless parenting.

Michael, the big black tom from West Tisbury, and Hazel, the loving tortoiseshell female, are still at the shelter awaiting good homes. There are no dogs as of this writing.

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.