The Milford Humane Society is a non-profit organization. We are able to operate through donations, adoption fees and the many fund-raising events that we hold. We are also a volunteer-only shelter and are always in need of new volunteers for the many positions available.

If you would like to get involved there are several ways that you can help us and the cats in our care. The list below provides choices and information that will help you decide what type of help you would like to give. Even the smallest gift is incredibly appreciated both by the volunteers and our large family of cats.


Donations, Shelter Membership

Shelter membership entitles you to our newsletter the Feline Front Page, published quarterly. We currently have a mailing list of approximately 3,000 people. There are several levels of membership to allow everyone interested to participate.

Individual ........................$15.00 per year
Junior/Senior/Student..........$5.00 per year
Family.............................$25.00 per year
Sponsor...........................$50.00 per year

Send checks to:
Milford Humane Society
P.O. Box 171
Medway, MA 02053

Or, Donate through Paypal:

Donate Shares of Appreciated Stock
These are shares of publicly traded stock that have been owned by you for more than a year, which have appreciated in value since the date of purchase. When you gift these shares, you avoid paying capital gains taxes on the shares and you will qualify for an income tax deduction equal to the value of the gift. In turn, MHS will sell the shares and use the proceeds for the care of the shelter cats. For details, please email us today at BFCat@aol.com. Please note that mutual fund shares are more complicated to transfer and would need to be considered on a case by case basis.

The Adopt-A-Cage Program
This program helps provide funds to maintain the cats who are less likely to find loving homes and those not yet ready for adoption. As a no-kill facility, our animals are never euthanized to make room for more. Some of our cats will probably be with us their entire lives. Our two community rooms are equipped to make life comfortable for these animals and they enjoy the freedom to roam at will within their confines.

A $10.00 monthly donation (or $120 yearly, if you wish), which can be stopped at any time, helps provide for these animals. A picture and history of the "adopted" cat will be sent to you. The Adopt-A-Cage Program makes an excellent gift for animal lovers.

The shelter thrives on donations! While gifts of money are always welcome there are many items on our wish list that would be just as appreciated.

Canned adult food
Canned kitten friskies
Cat toys
Clean towels and blankets
Cages
Cat condos
Cat litter
Carriers
Paper towels
Paper plates
Hand-crafted items to sell at craft fairs

Donations to the Shelter are tax-deductible.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are always needed in all aspects of shelter operations.

Caregivers - to handle the daily cleaning and feeding and spend some time socializing the cats. Two shifts daily are necessary to keep the animals properly maintained.

Adoption Counselors - to assist prospective qualified adopters select a pet who meets the needs of the family, complete the necessary paperwork and follow up to be sure the adoption is working for both the family and the animal. You will be paired with an experienced counselor and this requires a long-term commitment.

Temporary Foster Homes - Milford Humane has a need for additional foster homes to house pre-admission cats, pregnant cats, kittens and cats with special needs that cannot be met in a shelter environment. Most foster situations are a short-term commitment, except in the case of pregnant cats. During this time the animals are vetted, given shots, are spayed or neutered and given that extra little bit of TLC that is so important to stray, surrendered, and abandoned cats. To offer foster care in your home, a separate room needs to be devoted to this endeavor.

Feral Socializing - is an extremely important part of our work. Working with these special animals is a labor of love and requires dedication and patience. We have never yet found a cat who with time and commitment could not be socialized. This part of the program is not for everybody, but is deeply rewarding to those involved.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please call the shelter at (508) 473-7008.


Especially for PetsMilford Humane Society has been chosen by Especially for Pets in Medway to partner in their program called Especially for Pets in the Community: The Adoption Initiative.

In 2006, Especially for Pets instituted a program called Especially for Pets in the Community: The Adoption Initiative. Especially for Pets has teamed up with local non-profits and rescue organizations to promote pets available for adoption as well as to raise awareness about the work being done in the rescue community. It is their goal to educate their customers about what the specific organizations do, to collect donations for their use and, ultimately to help the organizations to place homeless animals in permanent, loving homes. In 2013, they collected over $8000 in product and donations for local non-profits as a result of this program.

Especially for Pets, an independent pet supply retailer with seven locations in Massachusetts founded in 1988, is committed to educating their customers and making a difference in their communities. Especially for Pets is dedicated to responsible pet care and their retail stores serve as venues for teaching and educating the public. As a company, they recognize their responsibility to contribute to the solution of the problem of homeless and abandoned animals.

You can visit their stores to check out their Adoption Boards to see photos of the pets available for adoption and/or pick up a copy of their 'Wish List' and make a donation to support the organizations of your choice. For more information, visit their website at www.especiallyforpets.com.


Petco
Milford Humane Society volunteers are at Petco in Milford on Saturdays, 11:00-2:00. They will answer questions about cats available for adoption.

Petco is located at 210 Fortune Boulevard, Milford, MA. Their phone number is 508-482-5393.

 
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