Adoptions keep happening and that makes us happy. Trooper the goldendoodle has found a home with a woman who absolutely adores him and is undaunted by his enthusiasm. And Cully, the sweet Russian blue kitty, is going home with the girl he adores. Two more success stories!

Two litters of kittens and their mothers were rescued from an abandoned home. While the mothers were left loose in the home all the kittens were in crates and unable to nurse. They were found by two angels who saved their lives and brought them to the shelter. A big thank you to volunteer Missy for her help getting these cats to the shelter and helping to get them acclimated. Please do not inquire about the kittens yet, it will be a few weeks before they’re ready to go to forever homes.

Three cats are residing in the cat room. The females are Holly and Nesta. Nesta is a 14-year-old tuxedo with a black spot on her upper lip. She can be on the shy side but is seeking out affection more and more. Holly is the five-year-old tabby who needs to find a home where she can feel comfortable and be with someone who understands her unique personality. Holly needs to be the one to set the rules. Is there an angel out there for her? The male resident is Mr. Kitty. He’s living in the kitty condo while his injured paw heals. He’s black and white, only eight, and very friendly and affectionate.

There are also the two beautiful medium haired female cats that are looking for their forever homes. Gracie is a light and dark gray tabby with green eyes and a puffy tail. She loves attention and couldn’t be sweeter. Wilma, who may be Gracie’s daughter, is solid black with eyes so golden they sometimes appear orange. She adores attention and couldn’t be sweeter, but she is not a lap cat. She prefers to sit by your side while getting pet. Wilma should be having kittens in about a month. Either of these girls would make excellent family pets, both are quite gentle. This writer would love to adopt them but a certain dog in my home make it impossible. Who can give them a home for me? You won’t be disappointed.

Pink and Green Weekend turned out to be a success despite the less than perfect weather Saturday. Thank you to the Black Dog mascot who helped pick the dog with the winning trick.

A couple of reminders, mark your calendars. Saturday, June 2, please join us for the Celebration of the Pets on the porch of the Harbor View Hotel. Father Nagle will be blessing the animals beginning at 11 a.m. If you would like to participate in this annual event please arrive around 10:30. The next nail clinic at the shelter will be June 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Suggested donation is $15. And don’t forget to get your tickets for our annual Garden Party on June 25. Tickets are available from the shelter.

The shelter is seeking adult volunteers to answer the phone and meet and greet people on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons. If interested give us a call or stop by for more information. And if anyone needs crates or dog food, please stop in to pick some up. We have an abundance 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