Vacation week brought in a family looking for guinea pigs. Abyssinian sisters Mimi and Edie have moved on to their new home. The sisters were delighted to be able to stay together.

Holly is our cat room resident. She’s a five-year-old gray and black tabby, a bigger girl who is a bit on the shy side. She has a sweet and gentle nature, enjoys attention, has fun playing, and is an indoor/outdoor cat. Holly would be happiest in a quiet home with no children, and with an owner who has the patience to allow her to come out of her shell at her own pace. Could she be your new companion?

Easter is coming in a few weeks and lop-eared bunny Mel is still hopping and hoping to find his forever home. He’s a large white neutered male who is only a year old. His brindle ears are very cute with one straight and the other flopping down. He is friendly and enjoys attention. He’ll sit on your lap and allow you to pet or brush him for as long as you like. He also talks with cute little grunts. Stop in and meet him and see if he’ll eat a carrot or lettuce for you. Who knows, love may blossom with this sweet rabbit, he’s a keeper.

Here are some upcoming dates to remember. There is a nail clinic tomorrow, March 10, from 10 a.m. to noon and another on April 21. Suggested donation is $15. There will also be a rabies clinic on April 7. Hours at the shelter will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and in West Tisbury from 10 a.m. until noon. Suggested donation is $20.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston’s Spay/Neuter Wagon will be visiting the shelter on Wednesday, March 14, but has reached capacity fort this visit. They will be here again on April 11 and then once more in May so please contact your animal control officer for more information if you have a pet you would like to have spayed or neutered

And lastly, if anyone needs any crates or dog food, please stop in to pick some up. We have an overabundance of both and are happy to share.

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