Two lovely young tabby cats are in residence at the shelter. Holly is four years old and on the shy side, but coming out more and more. She has started warming up to people and loves to play. She is sweet and will certainly blossom once she settles into a new home. This girl needs an angel who will be patient with her and allow a relationship to form.

The other tabby girl is approximately a year old, has a white face, and is a recent mother. She came to us as an unsocialized cat but she acts anything but, wanting to be petted and to snuggle. Felicity is a really affectionate sweetheart. She will need to be spayed next week before leaving us, but stop by and maybe you’ll just fall for her.

Our resident lobby cat is 12-year-old Chaps. He’s mostly white with some black markings on his body and striking black markings on his face. He’s a wonderful mellow boy who is comfortable with dogs, cats and people. All he needs is a little affection and a comfy bed. Although he has a home here if someone should fall in love with him we would be willing to let him go.

Thank you to all the generous musicians, who were absolutely fabulous, that donated their time and talent Monday night for the Musical Monday Showcase at Featherstone, Night of a Thousand Paws. Gordon Healy, our assistant manager, hosted as well as performed, and the evening raised about $2,300 for the shelter. Thanks to everyone who made this evening such a success.

And, of course, thank you to all the dog owners that came to march with us in the Edgartown Fourth of July parade. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

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 Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard; the mailing address is P.O. Box 1829, Edgartown, MA 02539 or visit