It's June. No really, it's June. Not that you could tell from the weather. Oh well, this soggy summer is all the better for kitty-holding. You might just HAVE to spend the summer curled up with a kitteh while you watch movies. Tough break!

It is kitten season, so get ready for cuteness overload on our social media sites. Kittens are a joy to foster or to adopt, and luckily we offer both options. If you're thinking of pursuing either, consider this list of supplies.

This month, your calls-to-action are to: a) follow us on Instagram; and b) share one of our kitty's photos each week on Facebook or social media. You never know when your share will spark a match between a kitty. Remember: "Likes are nice, but sharing is caring."

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.