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Metro West Humane Society

June 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

The other day, the Metro West Humane Society was kind enough to let me come in and take some pictures and tell me about their cat shelter. They run a no-kill facility and have set adoption hours on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This is right on the Framingham/Ashland line on 126.

Before I came here I was afraid I would be depressed seeing a bunch of cats in cages and meowing to be let out, but this wasn’t the case at all. I was surprised/impressed with the free roaming space for the cats. Some cats were just walking around in the halls and other cats are kept in community rooms. Only those cats that have to be, are in cages but even then the cages are very roomy and are like a double-suite rooms with a bed on one side and a door they can walk through to get to the other “room”.

The cats here seemed so content and comfortable and the MWHS does such a great job at keeping the rooms clean and supplying them with multiple food/waterbowls, litterboxes, toys and beds that the cats that share a room do not have to fight over anything. In fact it was interesting to see so many cats getting along. Maybe it’s just because my cat hates other cats and won’t let us get a new one, but it was nice to see so many cats getting a long in the same building.

Here’s some pictures from my visit:

There is also a gift shop where manufactured and hand-made items are for sale and all profits go to the shelter of course.

There is also a wall you can buy a tile in memory of a pet and it have their name up on the Cat Walk wall.

They always welcome financial donations but are just as grateful for any dry and canned food donations as well.

And finally, I’d like to mention their event on Saturday, June 7th. The 11th annual Walk for Animals

For everything you would want to know about the Metro West Humane Society, including adoption hours, cat profiles and other events please visit their website

Tags: *Ashland · Yays

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Susie // Jun 2, 2008 at 7:17 am

    The Metrowest Humane Society is one of my favorite places. Even though I have a kitten at home, I love wandering around and visiting all the beautiful animals. I’m also very please to donate to MWHS when I can. They are always in need of food (dry and canned – Purina brand), cat litter and all kinds of things that keep these beautiful animals healthy and happy. Their website give a list of their current needs.

  • 2 Mark // Oct 23, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Nothing against cats. I actually like ’em. They’re soft and friendly. This cat shelter looks really great and hospitable.

    Let’s also remember the importance of spaying and neutering all our dogs and cats. A major issue with cats is that they’re stalking predators and so, will kill birds, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs (especially young ones), ducks and young babies of other forest animals that we often take for granted. These other creatures are already having a tough time with habitat loss and being killed by cars.

    I’ve personally witnessed a cat do its deed and it’s not pretty. Cats are quick and deadly to many of the other forest animals we’ve come to love. What I also observed was that the cat could not control itself, even when i yelled and approached the scene.

    A cat will kill animals like these and clean itself up without you ever knowing about it. They’re cute but we shouldn’t lose sight of the reality of cats either.

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