We have some wonderful news to report about Benny, who is also our pet of the week. Benny saw the vet last week and his numbers have improved enough that he no longer needs to be on insulin. But he will need to remain on his prescription diet. Benny is an eight-year-old ragdoll mix with light blue eyes. He is a beautiful cat with a wonderful personality who enjoys playing, is affectionate and purrs away. From the staff to the volunteers everyone who meets him falls in love. And he also gives those little love nips. Is there an angel out there for Benny?

Anyone looking for a Guinea pig or two? Rocco is a short-haired, tri-color boy who is about six years old and really loves his veggies. Meadow is a long-haired, female tri-color who is only one year old. Both are very sweet and have been hand-raised. Either one, or both, are ready and waiting to join you in your home.

The next nail clinic takes place Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Walks-ins only, $20 cash or check. And May 11 is the date of the next visit by All Pet’s Medical Center. If you would like to schedule an appointment for your pet please contact them at 508-743-8338.

We are also looking for jewelry donations for our annual garden party. We will accept any type of jewelry in any condition. Donations should be dropped off at the shelter during business hours.

Did you know that we get many calls about lost and found animals. We keep a log of lost pets and advise owners to contact their town’s animal control officer, and to use social media to spread the word.

Also, if anyone is in need of cat food, dog food, or a crate, we have plenty and are happy to share. The Island Food Pantry also has pet food for those in need. Just give us a call during regular shelter hours: 508-627-8662.

Hours are: Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 to 5 p.m.