At this time, our Island animal shelter remains open for official business and by appointment only.

More adoption news, and this one went fast. Bandit, a young orange and white male cat, needed to find a home as an outdoor cat and it happened in a flash. Congrats to Bandit and his new family. And we’re going to continue with pairs for our featured animals of the week. The two female Guinea pigs were not a good fit in their adopted home so they have returned to the shelter. They’re sisters, only about six months old, and can either stay together or go to separate homes. Miss T is brown with a white blaze in the shape of a T, and Bonnie is white and black with some calico markings. Both have been hand-raised and enjoy being held and played with. Anyone interested in giving a home to these girls?

As for cats, Summer and Cloud, our special needs cats, are still here waiting for their angel to come for them.

The Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard is here for our community. We’re always available and our door is always open should your adoption not be a perfect fit. Also, if anyone is in need of cat food, dog food, or a crate, we have plenty and are happy to share. The Island Food Pantry also has pet food for those in need. Just give us a call during regular shelter hours.

The shelter phone number is 508-627-8662.

Hours are: Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.