Monday’s garden party was a fantastic success, bringing in more money than last year. Thank you to everyone who attended, to Andrea Ross for the generous use of her beautiful home, and especially to all the volunteers for the endless hours of time they donated to make this a success.

Lucy is only five years old . She is affectionate and purrs a lot. — Sara Brown

Our lobby is still overflowing with guinea pigs. We have two male calicoes, Lucky with a white blaze on his face and a white ruff, and Maple with a maple colored face. Both were hand raised and adore people and affection. We also have two exceptional two year-old Abyssinian guinea pigs looking for homes. They were also hand raised and super friendly and Emily, especially, loves being held. She is white with black markings on her head, and her sister Charlotte is pale caramel and white with a big black spot on her head. Both have adorable Abyssinian rosettes in their coats. Emily comes to the side of the cage asking for attention. If interested come by soon, were sure they’ll all be snapped up quickly. Guinea pigs love and need attention so even if you’re not in the market please stop in to provide some petting. They will likely serenade you, then love just might blossom.

Our newest resident is a five-year-old, long-haired calico with a white blaze, chest and feet. Her name is Lucy and she’s a little on the shy side but loves to snuggle and has a sweet purr. She’s quite beautiful with a lovely personality. Lucy would be a wonderful addition to any home.

Playful and friendly Mr. Kitty. — Sara Brown

Where are the tuxedo lovers out there? Our tuxedo special is still on and both are very ready forever homes. Mr. Kitty is only eight and really more black and white than tuxedo. He looks a bit like a Holstein cow. He is sweet and affectionate and enjoys playing. He will shower his new family with love. Chloe is 10 and has a totally black face and cute white toes. She is an affectionate lap cat who adores spending time with people. Come in and see if one of these tuxedos is the right fit for you.

Our kittens are growing like weeds. Molly’s brood is leaving for forever homes. The orphans need another few weeks before they’ll be old enough to go. Wilma’s babies are five weeks old so they’ll be going to their new families in a few more weeks. The kitten list is long and growing so if you’d like your name added please call the shelter.

Holly the tabby needs to set her own boundaries. — Sara Brown

Holly the five-year-old tabby is more content in the kitty condo. She can be somewhat standoffish and likes to be in charge. She needs an understanding owner who will let her set the boundaries and rules. There is an affectionate cat in there once in the right comfortable environment. Is there an angel out there for Holly, someone who can find it in their heart to give this girl a good home?

Please come and march with us in the Fourth of July parade in Edgartown. We meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Edgartown school parking lot. Call the shelter for details, it is a fun time for everyone. And the next nail clinic at the shelter will be held July 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Suggested donation is $15.

We still need adult volunteers to answer the phone and meet and greet people on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons. Can you help? If interested give us a call or stop by for more information. And if anyone needs any crates or dog food, 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