The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News

We have good news to report this week – Captain the Silky Terrier mix has been adopted to his new forever home. Congratulations.

Who would want an adorable year-old male dog mix puppy? His name is Cooper. He’s a medium height model and very cute, but he seems to have had little to no training, so he needs a home where training is a priority. He’s smart and picks things up quickly, but likes to jump and can be muzzled, so trainers have been working with him on the basics. Cooper is still a puppy and has a lot of puppy frolics, but in the right home this boy could make an excellent family pet. He has been neutered and is up to date with vaccinations and ready to go.

We also have two new cats that need a home. Both are female calicos that we hope can stay together. Sheba is seven and Nina is six, both indoors/outdoors, neutered, up to date and ready to move in with you. And the beautiful leather and white one-year-old cat Sandy is also waiting for her family to find her.

Two great dogs are still looking for a new home. Jack is an elderly gentleman but he is very distinguished and a real gentleman. He is a hound mix and very cute, up to date and ready to go. And Tag, a nine-year-old male Springer Spaniel/Labrador Retriever/Boxer mix who found a new home through no fault of his own. He is a good boy who is still playful and having a lot of fun.

We want to remind everyone that tick and flea season is definitely here so please check your pets and yourself carefully and keep up to date with flea and tick treatments. Also, be aware of temperatures before taking your dog on errands. A hot car can quickly become a deadly place for a dog. And remember to check the street temperature before you go for a walk with your best friend. Hot plaster can burn sensitive pads. If you are too hot barefoot, your pup is too hot.

It’s spring cleaning time so if you have any items you would like to donate to the shelter please make an appointment rather than just leaving them at the door.

The Martha’s Vineyard Animal Shelter is there for our community. We are always available and our door is always open should your adoption not be a perfect fit. If anyone needs cat food, dog food or a crate, we have plenty and are happy to share. The Island Food Pantry also has pet food for those in need. Just give us a call during the regular opening hours of the shelter. The shelter’s phone number is 508-627-8662.

Hours of operation are: Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

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