Archives for January 2017

Roses are red – but forget about that – this Valentines – sponsor a cat!

Looking for a special gift of love for your sweetie, or the cat lover in your life?  We’ve got the purr-fect idea: why not sponsor a cat in their honor?
MRFRS is offering a special Valentine’s Day promotion.
For a gift of just $30, we will mail you or your designated recipient a special Valentine’s card featuring Smidgen, one of our Feline Leukemia (FeLV+) cats, plus a special gift of chocolates* that you can give to that special someone (or yourself! After all, we all deserve a treat once in a while!) 
Our FeLV kitties (or “Fe-Leuks” as we call them) have our longest shelter stays, and thus require more financial resources for us to keep them happy and comfortable until they find their adopters. Your gift will help us show them the love they so richly deserve!
So, forget the flowers (they’re gone so quickly)…and give a gift that really makes a difference. To purchase your card and gift, please click here and we’ll do the rest!
Thanks for your support! Our kitties love you!

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 free-roaming cats.  Once the cats had been trapped and spayed/neutered, they were fed twice a day at waterfront feeding stations and monitored for illness, injury, and any new additions. Thanks to that incredible work, the final cat in the waterfront colonies, “Zorro,” passed away in 2009.

In 2017, we are proud that, through continued expansion of our efforts, the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society has now assisted over 114,000 cats—free-roaming and owned, sick and healthy, young and old—in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

Today, our organization has 18 staff, over 200 active volunteers and a line-up of effective and life-saving initiatives that benefit cats and the people who care for and about them. This year, we plan to celebrate our extraordinary past, and to look forward to our next 25 years.

Click here to learn more about the work of the MRFRS.