A no-kill animal shelter in Marblehead, Mass. rescuing animals in communities on the North Shore

Application Forms: cats | dogs | rabbits, birds, other small animals


New Arrivals

kitten Kittycorner Kittens
Domestic Short Hair & Tabby
Medium
Young
Male & Female

kitten Triple Crown Kittens
Domestic Medium Hair (black & white) & Domestic Medium Hair (black)
Small
Baby
Male

cat Calliope
Domestic Long Hair (black & white)
Small
Young
Female

cat Chara
Domestic Medium Hair (black)
Small
Baby
Female

cat Gabbie
Domestic Short Hair
Medium
Young
Female

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We are always in need of committed volun­teers to walk dogs and feed cats; clean their cages, socialize with them; clean the grounds (seasonal); do fund­raising. Please sign up at the shelter (or down­load this appli­ca­tion form, fill it in, and bring it to the shelter). Read more >

Missing Pets Marblehead/​Swampscott

is a Facebook Group Page for Marblehead and Swampscott residents to post pictures and information about their missing pets and to share tips and sightings.  Go there >

We are a little shelter but we do big things!

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News & Info

Abbot Library Summer Reading Program helps our animals

This year’s Summer Reading Program theme at The Abbot Library is “Build a Better World.” The Abbot Library will have events and activities that support this theme. Throughout the Summer Reading Program they are collaborating with us, The Marblehead Animal Shelter.

The library will collect items needed for the animals and offer activities and events, while children read books as part of this annual program. Several children’s events and crafts will have animal themes and highlight building a better world for animals in need. Please show your support for The Marblehead Animal Shelter by visiting The Abbot Library and participating in an event or activity!

More details >


The Healing Power of Cat Purrs

Infographic by Gemma Busquets >


The Pet Overpopulation Challenge

pet overpopulation challenge

Read about it here >


7 Ways To Help Less Adoptable Cats In Your Community

Read how >


Why spay and neuter?

Why spay and neuter?
larger version >


Choosing a Shelter Cat

Read more >


6 Ways That Having a Pet Can Improve Your Life after 60

Read here >


Is It EVER Okay to Let a Cat Go Outdoors?

Find out >


Coping with Kitten Season

Read more >


Why Adopt a Second Cat?

Read more >


7 Reasons Senior Cats Make Awesome Pets

Read more >


Resolve to Be the Best Possible Cat Owner This Year

Read here >


Low-Cost Mobile Spay/Neuter for Cats

The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society’s Catmobile Program is a subsidized mobile spay/neuter clinic designed specifically for cats. Their two Catmobiles are each staffed by a veterinarian and technician and can assist up to 30 cats a day.

The Catmobile program covers the North Shore, South Shore, Central MA, Metrowest, Merrimack River Valley, and greater Boston areas.

More info >


Red Cross Pet First Aid App

More info >


Resources for helping homeless animals in Massachusetts

There’s some great info here on the Mass.gov blog >



Show off your support with Shelter merchandise

Take a look at the classy stuff you can buy at our fundraising events and local stores to help the Shelter:

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In 2016 we found homes for 102 cats, 135 kittens, 2 dogs, 2 bunnies, and 2 birds.