November 30, 2011

Matching Challenge Underway

The Medfield Animal Shelter is pleased to announce this year's fundraiser!

A group of longtime shelter supporters have offered to match every dollar that is donated to the Medfield Animal Shelter between November 15, 2011 and January 15, 2012 — up to $15,000! Previous matching challenge fundraisers have helped us raise a significant portion of our operating budget for the year, allowing
our volunteers to spend more time helping pets in need.

This year's challenge grant will help the Shelter to continue meeting the needs of the many cats, dogs and other critters we are asked to help every day. In order to address the cat overpopulation problem in the only way that has proven to be both effective and humane, we have recently created a small surgical suite we are using to host one or two low cost spay/neuter clinics for cats every month. We made a significant investment to do this, but feel it is a crucial part of fulfilling our mission to help end the overpopulation of pets that results in an estimated 5 million companion pets being euthanized at shelters in the U.S. every year. All of our work is possible thanks to our wonderful volunteers and supporters.

Pets in Massachusetts continue to lose their homes at an unprecedented rate due to the economic downturn, and we want to be able to help as many as possible in 2012, so we need your support. 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, 2012! 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.

For more information about the shelter, please visit our website: Tax-deductible donations can be made online by clicking on the Donate button, or mailed to:

Medfield Animal Shelter
PO Box 271
Medfield, MA 02052

Here are just a few of the many pets the shelter took in and found homes for in 2011

November 16, 2011

More photos from our Happy Tails files

We can't say it enough times: we love hearing from adopters and seeing photos of the pets living as cherished family members.  Here are a few recent success stories:

Emma spent most of the last year and a half at the shelter.  It was very hard on her, because she doesn't enjoy the company of other cats, and as an older kitty, she just wasn't happy at the shelter.  Her dream family finally came along, and she made herself right at home.  She and her new mom both enjoy watching birds at the bird feeder, and Emma has a nice perch for that now.  She also took over a living room chair.  Seeing her looking so happy after only a few days brings tears to the eyes of the volunteers who cared for her and dreamed of this type of home for her!

 Kalli, formerly Brooke, came to the shelter 3 1/2 years ago.  We will never know what happened to her in her past, but it would be hard to find a more scared dog.  She would curl up on a dog bed and not move.  It was heartbreaking to see.  But she got lucky and found someone to take a chance on her.  She didn't make it easy, especially when she escaped shortly after being adopted and was on the run for 5 days, but she has slowly adjusted and gotten better.  She still has her quirks, but has done better than any of the dog trainers consulted would have ever predicted.