Petfinder Foundation grant will help FeLV+ kitties find forever homes!

We are thrilled to announce we’ve been given a $2000 grant from The Foundation. The adoption staff always works hard to help the feline leukemia positive (FeLV+) cats who make their way to MRFRS find loving homes.

These cats are often overlooked by potential adopters because they may need a little extra TLC as they grow older and, because FeLV can be transmitted to other cats through mutual grooming, these special cats need to live alone or with other FeLV+ cats. It can take a little extra time, but eventually, the purrfect person walks through the door, falls in love, and gives an FeLV+ cat or two a place to call home.


Congratulations to Stormy and Summer! They are the first two FeLV+ kitties placed with the help of The Foundation grant!


The “New Year, New Home” Grant awarded to MRFRS will give our staff the opportunity to shine a spotlight on MRFRS’s FeLV+ population by reducing adoption fees for these friendly felines and give cats of all stripes and statuses  the best possible chance to live happily ever after. Take moment to check out the press release below, learn more about The Foundation, and if you’re interested in meeting our FeLV+ felines, call our adoption counselors at 978-462-0760 or drop by for a purr and a pet during adoption hours.

Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society Receives $2,000.00  Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, Salisbury, has received a  $2,000.00  Petfinder ‘New Year, New Home’ Pet Adoption Grant from The Petfinder Foundation. Petfinder and the Petfinder Foundation believes every adoptable pet deserves a forever home.  The Petfinder ‘New Year, New Home’ Pet Adoption Grant program is used to help subsidized pet adoptions with free or fee reduced fees at all Petfinder organizations awarded this grant.

The Foundation assists the 12,000+animalshelters and rescue groups that post their adoptable pets on A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Petfinder Foundation helps adoption organizations find homes for the pets in their care through its Sponsor A Pet, Disaster Fund, Quality of Life and other programs. Since its founding in 2003, the Petfinder Foundation has given more than $20 million in cash and product grants to shelters and rescue groups in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society posts its adoptable pets at