AnnaBell Washburn, Early Leader in Animal Rescue World, Dies at 90
Phyllis Meras

AnnaBell Washburn, a longtime Edgartown seasonal resident whose devotion to saving animals earned her many citations and awards, including from a U.S. president, died on August 12.

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Mobile Medical Unit Helps Deliver Affordable Pet Care
Alison L. Mead
Members of a new group called Animal Lovers of MV recently brought nine dogs off-Island to visit Spay Waggin', a mobile medical unit providing affordable pet care.
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Helping Hands for Paws

 The board of directors and the staff of the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard for the repair and painting work that’s being done at our shelter building in Edgartown. For the past three weekends Habitat volunteers under the direction of Lee Taberner have joined volunteers from the animal shelter to paint, reshingle, restore and do the many things that needed to done to the exterior of our venerable shelter building.

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Creative Young Fundraisers
On behalf of the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard I wish to publicly thank some very amazing young people who are summer visitors to the Vineyard.
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Please Adopt Us

The Island is emptying out after Labor Day, but not the cat adoption room at the animal shelter. It is alive with kitten energy.

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Please Adopt Us
The animal shelter is having a run on kittens. Just this week seven motherless little ones were delivered to us in a plastic bin.
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Pet Party
It’s a pet party when the Harbor View Hotel and the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard hosting their annual Celebration of Pets on Saturday, June 7.
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Please Adopt Us
The orange kittens are entertaining the staff and those who come to visit them. Foxy, a 2-year-old female Maine coon, is becoming a little more sociable. Ten-year-old Cody, also a shy girl, is also waiting for adoption.
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Please Adopt Us

Hurray, hurray, the month of May! Looking out at the strip of blooming tulips and daffodils in front of the Animal Shelter, we are enjoying a bit of warmth. Our kittens are now on their feet and will soon be roaming around learning how to use a litter box and eat solid food. Mama cat is ever vigilant, however. All of the above indicate that spring has indeed sprung.

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Please Adopt Us
Good news about Greta, the great dog who won so many hearts at the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard. She has been adopted! Last seen, she was sitting regally in the back of her new owners’ car looking right at home. The staff and the volunteers at the shelter are overjoyed both for Greta and for her new family.
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