• MEOW! It’s our 25th anniversary!

    Twenty-five years ago, a few caring souls decided to come to the aid of the 300+ free-roaming cats just surviving along the Newburyport waterfront. The effort they launched was one of the first in the nation to use Trap-Neuter-Return to improve the lives of … Continue Reading...

  • Do you love cats? We’d love to meet you!

    MRFRS is a volunteer-driven organization. We couldn’t achieve our mission without our wonderful, passionate volunteers who help both in the shelter and out in the community. There are many roles to play: helping care for cats, assisting with special events, … Continue Reading...

  • Catmobile appointments available in a town near you!

    Book your Catmobile appointment today by calling 978-465-1940, or by using our online booking system. Spay packages are $120, neuter packages are $80. Packages include spay/neuter surgery, brief exam, rabies vaccine (if old enough), FVRCP vaccine, and a nail … Continue Reading...

    Get Your “I’m Animal Friendly” License Plate Today & Help Support Spay/Neuter!

    Don't have your "I'm Animal Friendly" Massachusetts license plate yet? Well, what are you waiting for? These adorable plates tell the world how you feel about animals -- and they support spay/neuter … Continue Reading...

    Spring Rabies Clinic to Be Held Saturday, March 11th

    Our spring rabies clinic for cats and dogs will be held on Saturday, March 11th from 9:00 am to noon at the Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Rd. (Route 1) in Salisbury. Rabies vaccines will be $10, … Continue Reading...

    Give a special birthday gift that’s purr-fectly meaningful…

    Give the gift of love and support for our FeLeuk kitties! As one of the only shelters in the region to take in cats testing positive for the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV or FeLeuk, for short), we … Continue Reading...


    • March 11, 2017 9:00 amLow-Cost Rabies & Microchipping Clinic for Cats & Dogs
    • June 4, 2017 12:00 pmMRFRS Strut for Strays
    • October 15, 2017 1:00 pmLow-Cost Rabies & Microchipping Clinic for Cats & Dogs
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    • February 21, 20171-Catmobile Leominster (LOCATION CHANGE TO GARDNER)- FULLY BOOKED
    • February 28, 20171-Catmobile Malden-FULLY BOOKED
    • March 1, 20172-Catmobile Salisbury - MALES ONLY
    • March 1, 20171-Catmobile Methuen
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    • March 19, 2017Feral Spay Neuter Clinic *RESERVATIONS REQUIRED*
    • April 23, 2017Feral Spay Neuter Clinic *RESERVATIONS REQUIRED*
    • May 21, 2017Feral Spay Neuter Clinic *RESERVATIONS REQUIRED*
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    Get your cat spayed/neutered today! 

    **Please note that feral cat spay/neuter clinics are for un-owned, free-roaming or “wild” cats only. No owned or pet cats will be accepted. If you’re interested in low-cost spay/neuter services for your pet cat, please contact the Catmobile for more information.**