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Habitat for Cats- where we are...
Habitat for Cats Adoption Center is located at
1322 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, Mass. This office space
is NOT a shelter. The space is used to run our Trap-Neuter-Return
program and hold Adoption events. Tame, "socialized" cats
trapped during TNR efforts are placed in foster care prior to adoption
and are brought to the Center for viewing/introduction to prospective
To reach Habitat for Cats, either for adoption or feral cat concerns,
please email or leave a phone message at 508-961-2287.. Please be
patient for a reply, volunteers will try to return phonecalls &
emails as time permits.
Habitat for Cats conducts Trap-Neuter-Return in the areas local
to the New Bedford, Westport,& Dartmouth regions.If you are
outside of our general operating area for TNR, we will try to help
if there is a volunteer who agrees to commit to your location.
Habitat for Cats also operates a private feral cat sanctuary located
in southeastern MA.( address remains undisclosed to public for privacy
and protection of our cats). The Sanctuary is closed for further
intake due to space limitations. We apologize that we aren't able
to accept any more cats. Our residencyis over 80 cats Due to it
being a no-kill Sanctuary, the cats live out their lives here and
live to a ripe, old age.
Mariah Makes a Friend"
a children's book by Laura Monteiro, illustrated by Evan Turick
and inspired by a real life kitty named Mariah and the Habitat for
As of July 16th,the Mariah Makes a Friend book may
be purchased directly from Habitat for Cats. Send email to Habitatcat@aol.com
or call 508-961-2287. The cost of the book is $10.00. All profits
will be used to help care for homeless cats like Mariah.
About the Book-
Publication Date: June 23, 2012
Mariah is new to the Habitat for Cats sanctuary and is sad that
she doesn't have any friends to play with. She's afraid that she'll
never fit in until she meets Speckles - a fun kitty that introduces
her to the rest of the gang. Mariah is nervous at first, but soon
finds out that she isn't the only one who is shy around other cats.
Will Mariah be able to overcome her fear and fit in with the group?
This book is a fundraiser for Habitat for Cats, a non-profit organization
in Southeastern Massachusetts that strives to reduce the number
of homeless cats by focusing their effort on trap/neuter/return
programs. Habitat for Cats also has an adoption program for socialized
cats and a private sanctuary where older cats can live out their
days in a safe environment. Every cat featured in Mariah Makes a
Friend is an actual resident at the sanctuary. Go to the Sanctuary
link to learn more about the Sanctuary or visit us on our
About the author
Laura C. Monteiro is graduate of Bristol Community
College and works as an administrative assistant and part-time petsitter.
She created the local restaurant blog New England Bites and her
hobbies include reading, visiting museums, learning about local
history, and going to the theater. A lifelong pet owner and cat
lover, Laura came to Habitat for Cats in March of 2011 and instantly
fell in love with the Sanctuary. She also handles the clerical work
and is the moderator for HFC's social network pages on Facebook
and Twitter. Laura is 33 years old and a resident of Fall River,
About the illustrator
Evan Turick is 16 years old and a sophomore at Westport High
School. He enjoys spending time with the five cats that his family
adopted from Habitat for Cats. He likes reading, drawing, performing
in plays and hip-hop dancing. He also loves the beach, skiing and
being on the river with family. He has been working at the Sanctuary
with his mom, and sister for almost four years and loves spending
time with the cats (especially Vicky, Harley and Reiki).
you would like to sponsor Mariah or any of her friends. please click
the following link: Sponsor a Cat.
Mariah laying in the sun at the Sanctuary
Mariah in her pet carrier
Lees Supermarket Community Partnership
Habitat for Cats is a Lees Supermarket Community Partner. Lees
is located in Westport, MA. and has been giving Habitat for Cats
one percent of register receipt totals to support our cat rescue
efforts. Please save your register receipts and drop them off
at our friends at Bradshaw lnsurance, 767 Main Road Westport or
mail them to Habitat for Cats, P.O. Box 79571, No. Dartmouth, MA
Thanks to all the supportive people collecting receipts for us.
It all goes to a great cause.
Newspaper Articles and Videos
Today - Feb 21, 2009 "Abandoned New Bedford
Cat an example of problem in down economy"
For Cats TNR video - courtesy of Shelter Me Inc. - March 2008
Today - Nov 24, 2007 "Satisfying for the whole
family - Habitat for Cats cookbook"
Bay Rhode Island - Dec 8, 2005 "Volunteers struggle
to help countless stray cats"
Today - Nov 29, 2005 "What to do if you find
Today - Nov 22, 2005 "Nothing to sneeze at "
Today - Feb 2005 "Plenty of cats to choose from
at open house"
Gazette - Mar 6, 2004 "Special Needs Feline"
River Herald News- June 29, 2012 "Mariah Makes a Friend"
Today - July 6, 2012 "Westport High illustrator, Fall River
author team up for children's book"
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