The new pop-up rabies clinic will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The location is the West Tisbury Fire Station, 452 State Road. The vaccine is good for one year and the cost is $25 per pet. To receive a three-year vaccine, you must provide proof (rabies certificate) that your pet has been vaccinated at a previous time in its life.

Additionally, dogs must be leashed and cats/ferrets in a carrier. Our pop-up spay and neuter wagon is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10. Although all spaces are filled please contact your local animal control officer to procure a spot for the September or October dates.

This week’s adoption news is that baby guinea pig, Janis, has found a forever home where she can sing to her hearts delight. Best wishes to all parties involved.

A very sweet older lady has recently joined our little family. She’s a small to medium sized dog that needs a loving home where she can spend her final years. She’s housebroken and is well mannered. If you would be interested in meeting her please contact the shelter or more information.

Though guinea pig Janis has been adopted, her four brothers — John, Paul, George and Ringo — are still looking for homes. These piggies are just babies and all are gray and white; two even have rosettes on their heads. All are good singers and are learning to love people.

We also have four cats in need of forever homes. Jakey and Benny are four-year old brothers who would love to stay together if possible. Jakey is solid orange with that wonderful orange male personality, and he’s a very mellow boy. Benny is a little bigger and even looks a little like he has a chocolate milk mustache. He’s a bit on the shy side but will make an appearance if he likes you.

Finn needs a forever home and he’s a real sweetheart. He’s a black and white neutered male, two plus years old, with lovely green eyes. And he has identical black spots on the back of each leg. He’s a little shy but warms up quickly. And at only two, he’s still very playful. Finn came from a multi-cat home where he was at the bottom of the totem pole. His owners felt that he would be happier in another home with fewer cats where he can gain more self confidence.

Holly has been here too long. She desperately needs a permanent home where she can be the queen. Even though she gets attention from the shelter staff and volunteers, she still spends too much time alone. She may not be a snuggly kitty but she still wants someone to love. Holly is only six-years old and needs a good deal of personal space. She is interacting with visitors more and more and really enjoys getting treats and will even take them from your hand. She’s also quite playful.

We have a special needs cat that would be a great addition to any home. The Earl of Cecil is only six, solid black with luminous green eyes, and has the sweetest disposition ever. We believe he suffered a stroke or a seizure and now has very limited vision. However, he has no trouble getting around and is a real snuggle puss.

This past weekend shelter manager, Lisa Dawley, attended the New England Federation of Humane Societies annual meeting where she picked up a lot of valuable information. Stop by and find out about what she learned.

Did you ever wish that there was a food pantry for dogs? Well there is! The Animal Shelter is awash in dog food, much more than we need, and we are happy to share with the community. Stop in during regular shelter hours and let us know how we can accommodate you.

We are always taking jewelry donations for our Summer Garden Party. And please visit our website to bid on silent auctions items. The top item is a trip to the Galapagos Islands!