December 31, 2009

Noel is in from the cold

Noel came to the shelter yesterday after an animal lover in Sherborn managed to get him in a carrier. She had seen him around for a few weeks and won him over with tuna. Tuesday he was out in the bitter cold fending for himself, and today he is inside enjoying lots of food, a fleece blanket, and a homemade catnip toy sewed by a kind shelter supporter. He looks pretty pleased with his new digs.

December 20, 2009

Snow Dogs

Bart and Bailey are such good friends and had a blast playing in the snow together this morning.

December 15, 2009

Update from Abe and Johnny (formerly Champ)

We received this nice note from the family that adopted Abe and Champ from us this past summer. The pair, while not related, bonded like siblings and played together all the time, so we were quite happy when they were adopted together.

We thank you every day for Abe and Johnny(Champ). Abe LOVES my husband and
follows him around constantly. When Jack is working on a project, Abe will crawl
over the hammer or whatever other tool Jack is using to "help". Johnny is much
more laid back and hangs out with me, sleeping on my feet every night. They are
the best of friends and perform amazing gymnastic feats as they chase each other
around the house leaping over the furniture as they go. They have brought so
much fun and laughter into our house! Attached our pictures of Johnny hanging
out in the wood basket and Abe just hanging out.

December 13, 2009

Birthday Gifts Benefit the Shelter

For her 9th birthday, Liora asked her friends to donate items on the Shelter's Wish List, rather than give her presents. She came by with her family to drop off a pile of donations (you can see some of the bags in the background) and for a quick visit with the pets. The cats and dogs at the shelter will be eating well for a while thanks to Liora's generosity!

December 6, 2009

Bandit and his favorite toy

December 5, 2009

Feral cats need caretakers, too

Cats are, by their very nature, companion animals. That means each and every cat deserves a human companion to love and care for him or her. It stinks when a cat is born outside and no human cares about him or her. It's even worse when a human decides to be mean to them. Heather and Haley were born outside. Their mom was reportedly killed by a car. The homeowner threatened to do harm to these innocent kittens unless they were "removed." And so now these unsocialized youngsters are under the care of the Medfield Animal Shelter and it is our duty to ensure they will have a happy future. We estimate they are about 5 months old. They are extremely frightened. They are thankfully in an excellent foster home where family members will interact with them as much as possible in order to determine if they will want to be indoor family pets or if they will fear humans forever preferring to live outdoors away from humans or perhaps to work as a barn cat. Haley and Heather are young and deserve a chance. We are extremely thankful to all our friends who help cats in need and also to our foster families who give these deserving animals a chance.