Our Vision: A compassionate world where all cats live happy and healthy lives. Our Mission: To improve the lives of all cats and provide support and education for the people who care for them.
MRFRS began in 1992 as a few caring souls who decided to come to the aid of the 300+ free-roaming cats barely surviving along the Newburyport, Massachusetts waterfront. The effort our founders launched was one of the first in the nation to use Trap-Neuter-Return to improve the lives of free-roaming cats.
Our programs include:
Adoption Program: a no-kill adoption center in Salisbury, MA housing up to 60 cats and kittens
Feral Program: assistance with feral TNR (trap, vaccinate, neuter, and release) program
Sunday Spay/Neuter Clinics: monthly spay/neuter clinics for feral cats
The Catmobiles: two low-cost mobile spay/neuter clinics covering all of Eastern MA
Foster Program: cats and kittens in need of TLC before adoption
FARS Program: assistance with veterinary care costs for owned cats
The Captain Courageous Fund for injured feral cats
The Bridge Program: provides emergency boarding for cats whose owners are in perilous circumstances
Catmobile & spay/neuter resource hotline: refers dog and cat owners across the state to local low-cost spay/neuter services
Since our inception, the MRFRS has assisted over 114,500 cats - placing over 20,600 cats and kittens into homes, spaying or neutering over 13,000 feral cats at our TNR clinics, and over 53,700 cats on our Catmobiles.
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