The kitten gardens have had a bumper crop this season, and you can see on our Facebook page that we are overflowing with little baby kitties. If you're thinking of bringing one home, check out this guide to get prepared.

At PetSmart, we have the unusual, panther-like Black Diamond, who is possibly a "wedgehead" tuxedo. He's an uncommonly gentle giant who makes friends with all the other kitties in the shelter. He's a looker!

Your call to action is to share one of our kitty's photos each week on Facebook and Twitter. You never know when your share will spark a match between a kitty. Remember: "Likes are nice, but sharing is caring."

Additionally, we are now advertising our Cause for Paws annual event. Will you take a few minutes out of your day to help us advertise this event that helps us bring in funds to help pay the vet bills and raise awareness of our rescues? And it's just a good time - who doesn't like decadent desserts and coffee? See our Events page for more information and a flyer you can download and print.

Our pet star this month remains Gillie. This beautiful orange tabby is looking for a quiet forever family after being abandoned by her last one. Please open your home to her.

Melrose Humane Society (MHS) is a group of volunteers who take in sick, abandoned, injured and unwanted animals. We currently care for cats that we take into our own homes, get them the medical treatment they need and care for them until the are ready for adoption.
All cats and kittens are spayed/neutered before they are adopted.  We do not euthanize cats unless its medically necessary. We work with them and care for them until forever homes are found.

MHS is a registered 501(c)(3).

Our adoptable cats and kittens are either in foster care in private homes or at our adoption center at PetSmart in Saugus on Route 1 North (next to Trader Joe's). The best way to get started with the adoption process is to read the profiles of our kitties online and fill out an adoption application - the more information you can give us, the better.

We are always in need of loving foster homes for our kitties. If you can open your home to a homeless cat while it awaits its forever home, please let us know by filling out this foster application here.

We are sustained by the generosity of people like you. We work with amazing vets who give us special rescue-based pricing, but we still rack up thousands of dollars worth of medical and general care bills each month. Will you help us by providing a donation today or by attending a fundraising event?

Also, please consider a contribution toward our Guardian Angel program.

Our shelter is located inside of PetSmart (Saugus, Rt. 1), as part of the PetSmart Charities program.

MHS is proud to be a partner of Bissell's Partner For Pets program. BISSELL and LostPetUSA.nethave teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization.