November 21, 2010

New Matching Challenge Grant Announced To Benefit The Medfield Animal Shelter

New Matching Challenge Grant Announced To Benefit The Medfield Animal Shelter

The Medfield Animal Shelter is pleased to announce this year's matching challenge fundraiser.  A group of longtime shelter supporters has once again offered to match every dollar that is donated to the Medfield Animal Shelter between December 1, 2010 and January 15, 2011 — up to $20,000!  Previous matching challenge fundraisers have helped us raise a significant portion of our operating budget for the year, allowing our volunteers to spend more of their time caring for the pets. 

The Medfield Animal Shelter’s goal is to help as many pets in need as we possibly can.  Most of the cats we take in come to the Shelter after being surrendered by an owner or found as a stray.  Most of the dogs we take in come to us from local Animal Control Officers and from overcrowded city shelters that would otherwise have to euthanize them.  T he Shelter also sponsors a low cost spay/neuter clinic for cats once a month, and over 450 cats were neutered at the clinics in 2010.   All of our work is possible because of our wonderful volunteers and generous supporters. 

You can make your donation to this worthy cause go twice as far by making a donation to the Medfield Animal Shelter by January 15, 2011!  Please include a note with your donation letting us know that your donation is for the Matching Challenge Grant.  The Matching Challenge Grant is open to anyone wishing to support the Medfield Animal Shelter, so please spread the word and make a donation today! 

The Medfield Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter and every dog, cat and rabbit is spayed or neutered prior to being placed in a new home. The Animal Control Officers from both the towns of Dover and Medfield bring all of their stray pets to the Medfield Animal Shelter, and we take in pets in need from surrounding communities as space permits.

For more information about the shelter, please visit our website:
Tax-deductible donations can be sent to:

Medfield Animal Shelter
PO Box 271
Medfield, MA 02052
The puppies in this photo along with their 4 other brothers came to the shelter in March 2010 and all found loving homes within one week!

November 5, 2010

Take Two

Sometimes it takes more than one try for a pet to find the right family, especially if they have special training needs or issues.  Molly the Beagle was adopted from the shelter a year ago, but was returned last month due to house soiling issues.  She is one of the cutest and sweetest Beagles we've ever met, and luckily caught the eye of an adopter willing to take a chance.  We checked in with her new family this week, and found out she is doing great and has only had one accident so far!

Mickey was transferred from a large city shelter where he had little chance of being adopted.  He's a young and adorable Cockapoo, but had clearly gotten his own way and was not pleased to find out he was no longer in charge.  He was adopted quickly, but returned a few weeks later when the family realized they just weren't experienced enough to handle the training he needed.  Our volunteers jumped in to make the most of his time at the shelter by teaching him he needed to sit calmly and quietly before he was fed or walked, as well as teaching him basic commands.  He has now found a new home, and we are very optimistic that it will be his forever home.  That's him heading off to his new life with is mom and dad!