This week’s adoption news is that the Springer Spaniel brothers, Captain and Beacon, have been adopted and moved on their forever home. Congratulations boys, here’s to a happy life. And Daisy, a nine-year old Lhasa Apso, came in and was gone in an hour and a half. Lucky girl!

We’re sending out a huge thank you to the Edgartown animal control officers and My Pet’s Vet for saving this cat. It came to attention of the officers that there was a 20-year-old cat who was horribly neglected. She was brought to My Pet’s Vet who dropped everything to help this girl. Faith is now residing at the shelter and resting comfortably.

Our featured animal this week is Ginger, an orange and white female, five years of age. She came here with her sister Blue, a five-year-old torbi, but they are fine to go to separate homes. Both girls have been spayed and are up-to-date on vaccines and ready to go.

We also have a number of other lovely cats in need of homes. We have two orange males, a tortoiseshell and a female tuxedo named Jelly who needs to find her peanut butter to stick to. Also available are the Guinea Pig girls, Miss T and Bonnie.

With temperatures on the rise please be mindful of pavement and vehicle temperatures, and consider leaving your best friend at home. And remember to keep up with flea and tick treatments, as well as checking your pets and yourself. The ticks have been rampant this year.

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, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 to 5 p.m.