Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Mitch is an affable fellow who has been overlooked because of the meds he takes for his thyroid condition.
Walk by Mitch's ground-floor cage at the Marblehead Animal Shelter and he is likely to stand. This short- to medium-hair love muffin will stand on his feet to get your attention. He'll place his mighty double paws against his cage and stretch his cat body to full length. He has a quiet, almost silent meow. "What about me," he is saying. "Don't forget Ol' Mitch. I'm right here. The green-eyed kitty. That's me. Got a face like a raccoon. Just itching to be held." Mitch's owner died and she left it in her will that he would go to the Marblehead Animal Shelter. He has been at the shelter a little while. He has a thyroid condition that requires medicine. Otherwise he's healthy. The medicine can be administered as a pill or a topical solution…
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The two brothers, their litter mates and their mom were rescued from a woodchuck hole near Wyoma Square last June.
Critter and Catfish celebrated their first birthday on March 1, at the Marblehead Animal Shelter. The shelter has been their home since they were rescued from a woodchuck hole in Lynn last June. Since then, they've seen their siblings and their mom get adopted. C & C got adopted, too, but their stay in the free world was cut short when their owner decided they we were too rambunctious. C & C were so happy to be out of the joint that they ran around and knocked over a few lamps and a television. We hope it was a miniature television. In any event they've been on a kitty behavior modification program at the shelter and feel like they are ready to adjust to polite society. Once they adjust to you, and you adjust to them, you'll be as thick …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Snuggles came to the Marblehead Animal Shelter after his owner moved into a nursing home. The 3-year-old short-hair is on the mend after leaving his happy home.
Meet Snuggles at the Marblehead Animal Shelter. Snuggles is about 3 years old and has been at the shelter since the end of last month when his owner, who went into a nursing home, could no longer care for him. The pretty short-hair had a hard time adjusting to caged life among a crew of fellow homeless kitties. Going from a stable happy home to a shelter is a shock to many cats and some of them get down in the dumps. That means they tend to isolate and shy away from contact and do not have an appetite, says Marblehead Animal Control Officer Betsy Cruger. Snuggles is slowly adjusting to his new surroundings and the good care he is getting but he wants a return to the good life. When he's feeling right he is a lap cat who likes attention…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Henry is a young cat who was rescued in January. He has wobbly cat syndrome, a neurological disorder — but don't tell him cause he doesn't notice it at all.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Meet Henry Blanc at the Marblehead Animal Shelter. Henry is about 1 year old and has been at the shelter since January when he was rescued from a home where he wasn't treated well. He has wobbly cat syndrome, a neurological disorder. But Henry doesn't get what all the fuss is about. He doesn't think anything is wrong with him. He is an affable, housebroken cat. He gets a bit chippy with other cats — is likely to swipe a paw in their face — so Henry should probably be the only cat in the house. Meet Henry in our video and see photos of other cats at the shelter, too. As of this week there were about 15 of the crew at Friends of Marblehead's Abandoned Animals. They have a saying there: Equal time for kitty cause I ain't no dog. Bow-wow-…
Friday, February 17, 2012
Each week Swampscott Patch will present a video of a pet up for adoption at the Marblehead Animal Shelter.
Dogs get their due at North Shore and Merrimack Valley Patches. We here at Swampscott Patch want to give cats their due, too. To that end we will post a video from the Marblehead Animal Shelter each week. Since most of the animals sprung from cages on Village Street are cats, it's cats we will be profiling — and trying to add to the sprung numbers. From what we've seen and heard the shelter has some outstanding cats and terrific cat stories. As of late last week there were about 15 of them at the shelter, among them Axel, Henry Blanc and couple of kitties born in a woodchuck hole. For more information visit online at www.marblehead-animal-shelter.org or in person at 44 Village Street, Marblehead. The shelter is open Monday, Tuesday and …