Marty's Cat Rescue Shelter
Marty's Cat Rescue a Non-Profit Corporation, which was founded March 2014.
We are an all volunteer 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization supported entirely by private donations.
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for cats and kittens whether homeless,feral,surrendered or in need of a second or third chance. The temporary shelter is for the purpose of finding a permanent suitable new forever home. We service the following areas Avon, Brockton, Holbrook, Randolph, if there is another town nearby that needs our assistance we are willing to try our best to help out within our abilities.
The Epidemic of unwanted and abandon cats and kittens is unbelievable. There are not enough homes for them all. This unfortunate situation is referred to as "pet over population" and there are numerous reasons for the problem, uninformed pet owners, irresponsibility, and economic conditions. That is why spaying and neutering is so IMPORTANT!
Four of our board members saw a need and vision for a rescue shelter in our area that we all can be proud of. that will rescue, foster and place homeless cats in a no kill environment. We have incorporated a TNR (Trap Neuter Return) program for feral cats, to help cut down on the over population problem in the cat colonies of the communities we serve.
Is to start off with a temporary shelter, and raise enough money to have a permanent shelter.
To educate via in-school classroom visits, to teach young children at an early age and also adults how to care for cats.
To teach the differences between feral and domesticated.
To have a food pantry, so people in need can continue to care for their pets.
Feral Cat TNR Program (Trap/Neuter/Return) Contacts: Peggy Geyer, Denise Beighley
Contact Us: @ martyscatrescue.org
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WHO IS MARTY?
Meet Marty, our shelter mascot. Marty was a beloved cat rescued by our President, Peggy Geyer. He is the inspiration behind everything we stand for as a shelter: Rescue, Hope & Unconditional Love.
Marty's Story by Peggy Geyer, President & Founder of Marty's Cat Rescue
Marty was a two year old cat rescued by Taunton Animal Shelter in October of 2004. He was abandoned in an apartment for approximately 3 weeks before the landlord found him. He was surviving only on toilet water, there was no food.
While at the Tauton Amimal Shelter Marty became withdrawn and depressed. However he made a very good feline friend named “Conway." The day I adopted Marty I could not take him home because he had an upper respiratory infection. I went back few days later to pick him up, while I was waiting a shelter worker was trying to persuade me to also adopt his friend, Conway. I had another cat picked out from a different shelter, her name i named Kahlua. The day I went to pick up Marty, he was still very sick, and the shelter worker said if I did not want to take him I didn’t have to. I turned to that person and said “what kind of pet parent would I be if I just left a sick cat here” When I was leaving with Marty, I told the shelter worker that Conway needs to go into foster care because he was also suffering badly from an upper respiratory infection and was not improving in the shelter. A few days later I adopted Kahlua from the other shelter.
A month later, a good friend was looking for a cat to adopt and I was trying to convince her to take Conway, but she adopted another cat from the Taunton Animal Shelter. I felt so bad that Conway was not finding his forever home I adopted him. When I smuggled Conway into my house, my husband was not too thrilled, but Marty was very happy to see his best friend again!
All 3 cats lived with us happily and were well traveled. They spent weekends in New Hampshire and two weeks in Florida during the holidays. All 3 cats were not fond of the long rides, but they enjoyed themselves once they reached our destination.
Marty’s daily routine was to snuggle under the blankets with me in the morning. One November morning in 2009, I was upset with him from the night before, for tormenting a foster cat and I wouldn't let him under the blankets. When I came downstairs I found him in my kitchen, just lying there, limp. I tried giving him CPR, to no avail. he had died! I never knew such heartache. All I could think of was that he died knowing I was still upset with him. I only wished I had let him under the blankets to snuggle that morning.
I am very honored to have this shelter named in Marty's memory. He was a very special cat who held a special place in our hearts. He stands for everything our shelter represents: rescue, hope, unconditional love and inspiration. I hope everyone who adopts a cat or kitten (whether from our shelter or another) knows how much joy and love your new adopted friend will give you, just as Marty did for us.
Peggy A Geyer
President of Marty's Cat Rescue