November 26, 2013

Fall/Winter Newsletter


These days we post most of our news on our Facebook page, but we do a publish a newsletter a few times a year.  If you aren't on our mailing list, you can read the newsletter online by clicking here.


September 25, 2013

Happy 9th Anniversary Medfield Animal Shelter!

Back in 1997, Medfield's Animal Control Officer, Jenny Cronin, decided she was going to raise some money to build a new facility to replace the shack with no running water she had been using for many years to house Medfield's stray animals.  The project evolved and took much longer than anticipated when she named it "Shelter 2000" but when the new building was finally complete and we moved the animals in on September 25, 2004, we never looked back!

Front of the old animal shelter
interior of the old animal shelter

Making progress


In the last 9 years the Shelter has helped thousands of new animals find new homes.  Thousands of cats have been able to take advantage of our low cost spay/neuter services.  We depend on donations and a cadre of dedicated volunteers and one amazing manager to keep the Shelter running and are grateful for every dollar donated and every volunteer hour of service performed.

The new building!

July 30, 2013

Medfield Animal Shelter Awarded Grant From “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Funds


July 29, 2013 Medfield, MA – The Medfield Animal Shelter is thrilled to announce they are a recipient of a $4,000 grant from the MA “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate program. The funds will be used to pay for two free spay/neuter clinics for feral cats.

Kim Agricola, one of the directors of the Medfield Shelter said: "We are very grateful that the Massachusetts Animal Coalition has once again awarded the Medfield Animal Shelter a grant to fund our free spay/neuter clinics for feral cats.Spay/neuter efforts are vitally important as we work towards our goal of reducing the number of unwanted cats born each year and Trap-Neuter-Return programs are the only humane and effective method of stabilizing free-roaming (feral) cat populations.

The “I’m Animal Friendly” license plates are a program of the Massachusetts Animal Coalition. Funds are dispersed annually to organizations who demonstrate a need for and provide low-cost spay/neuter services.

About the Massachusetts Animal Coalition and the “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Program:

Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) is a statewide, non-profit organization comprised of animal professionals and individual volunteers dedicated to working together to decrease the number of homeless, neglected, displaced and abused animals in Massachusetts. MAC’s “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate program helps fund spay and neuter programs across the state. These charitable plates are available through Massachusetts RMV and are tax deductible.

About the Medfield Animal Shelter


The Medfield Animal Shelter's mission is to rescue lost or abandoned animals and provide for their comfort and safety until they are reunited with their owners or placed in new homes. It is a no-kill shelter, which means no pet will ever be euthanized because it has run out of time to find a home. The Shelter is committed to ending the overpopulation of pets that results in an estimated 5 million companion pets being euthanized at shelters in the U.S. every year, therefore all cats, rabbits and dogs adopted from us are spayed and neutered prior to adoption. The Shelter also sponsors a low cost spay/neuter clinic for cats at the shelter once or twice a month, as well as two feral cat clinics each year.

July 25, 2013

Low Cost Spay Neuter Option for Dogs and Cats


We've been using the Second Chance spay/neuter clinic out in North Brookfield for the last few years thanks to our manager living out that way so she could do the driving. Starting in August their transport van will be picking up pets for spay/neuter on the last Monday of the month at Petco, 210 Fortune Boulevard, Milford, MA! That means pet owners in our area looking for low cost spay neuter for their dogs or cats can use the clinic without doing all the driving. The cost of the van is only $10 extra. Call 508-637-1333 or go to click on the link to schedule your pet and please share this with friends in need of the service.


Learn more about the transport program


Sign up for dogs


Sign up for cats

July 21, 2013

Missy loves the vacuum

When you own 4 Saint Bernards and a German Shepherd, you do a lot of vacuuming.  Missy (formerly Beatrice) loves the central vac, and also did some product testing for the new Roomba (her dad works for iRobot).  In the picture she is sitting outside the closet where they keep the central vac.  And in the video she is playing with it.  What a personality this dog has!



video

And here she is sharing her favorite hot weather treat: Dairy Queen


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July 16, 2013

Devo's Happy Tail

When we took in adorable little Devo the Boston Terrier, we thought it would be easy to place him since he was so cute and funny with the typical Boston clown-like behavior.  We were sad when he was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy.  We certainly felt lucky when he caught the eye of a Boston Terrier owner in Maine who just happened to be related to a former volunteer.  He is now living happily in Maine with his new Boston Terrier sister.







June 6, 2013

Kittens, Kittens, Kittens and our Spring Newsletter is here

We have almost 30 kittens that will be old enough to go to new homes in June.  Thanks to our great foster families caring for them all, as well as our manager, Jackie, who always takes on the most special needs babies, we are able to have the kittens receive much more handling and attention than they could at the shelter.  To see photos of all the little guys, check our Facebook page.  We also post them on our website, MedfieldShelter.com once they are ready for homes.

To learn more about becoming a foster family or any of the other volunteer opportunities, take a look at our Spring newsletter.

March 7, 2013

March Madness!



We are dropping our adoption fee for adult cats to $25 during our March Madness special! Any cat over 6 months old adopted between March 7th and March 16th is eligible. We will be extending our adoption hours on March 9th to 11:00 - 2:00 in order to give more people a chance to come in and see all the great adult cats in our care.

February 26, 2013

Pictures from World Spay Day Clinic

Today's clinic to celebrate World Spay Day had a few cancellations, but we know the cats that had surgery will no longer contribute to the number of unwanted and homeless kitties in the world.

Some of the cats recovering in their carriers after their surgery

Our surgical suite is small but it gets the job done
Our volunteers care for the kitties and make sure they are warm as they wake up from the surgery



February 24, 2013

Sniff Dawg in Sherborn to host “Meet the Medfield Animal Shelter!"

Sniff Dawg in Sherborn to host “Meet the Medfield Animal Shelter!”




Thinking about getting a pet? Dogs, cats, bunnies, hamsters,

guinea pigs….Medfield has them all.

• Get your questions answered on Saturday March 2nd  from 11- 1:00

• Why adopt? What is involved in the adoption process? Is there a cost? Is there help available to make sure we’re a good match for each other?

• Hear first hand stories about the pets looking for a good home.

If someone catches your fancy you can pop right down the street for a face to face…..ahhhhhh, a snout to face!

Not looking for a pet, but want to support the shelter? Come in make a donation; we will have everything easily marked.

For every $30.00 worth of Donations you’ll be entered to win a plush $70 dog bed!

Sniff Dawg is located at 11 South Main St. (Route 27) in Sherborn

February 18, 2013

Medfield Shelter Celebrating World Spay Day on February 26

Cats waiting in their carriers during the December 2012 clinic
The Medfield Animal Shelter will be celebrating World Spay Day by hosting a low cost spay/neuter clinic for cats on February 26th. World Spay Day is an annual campaign of The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International that promotes spaying and neutering as a proven, effective means of preventing pet overpopulation and saving animals’ lives. Hundreds of World Spay Day events will take place in the United States and dozens of countries around the world, on World Spay Day and throughout the month of February. To find a World Spay Day event near you, visit worldspayday.org. To schedule an appointment for your cat for the February 26 clinic, or one of the other clinics the Medfield Shelterhosts monthly, please go to MedfieldShelter.com and click on the Spay Neuter Clinic link.

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

As many of you that look at the pets listed on our website know, we had a big fluffy cat named Carly in our care for most of 2012.  We all loved her, but she had an unfortunate habit of biting every potential adopter.  Last week in spite of biting all 3 family members that came to meet her (they knew they were just love bites), they decided to give her a home.  Yesterday we heard that she took a nap on the bed with 3 of the family's dogs, and is doing great.  Apparently she isn't even biting anyone!

Everyone that supports us financially, with donations, by volunteering, by sharing our Facebook posts and by encouraging their friends to adopt a pet, makes it possible for us to help cats like Carly and to care for them for as long as it takes for their special person to finally come along.  Thank you and Happy New Year!