Our 5th Year in Operation!

The Shelter was established in May 2009 after the MSPCA discontinued its services on Martha's Vineyard.

In May 2011, the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard (ASMV) was incorporated, and in December of 2011, the Shelter received its non-profit 501(c)3 designation.

In January of 2012, the Shelter accepted the gift of the Kitty Foote building from the MSPCA and began operation as an independent non-profit.

The Shelter continues to be self-supporting through donations from our sponsors, grants and fund-raising events.


We're having some work done!

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Our Deepest Gratitude!

The board of directors and the staff of the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard would like to thank the staff and volunteers of Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard for the repair and painting work that’s being done at our shelter building in Edgartown. For the past three weekends Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard volunteers (under the direction of Lee Taberner and his wonderful dog Buddy-Girl) have joined volunteers from the Animal Shelter to paint, re-shingle, restore and do the many things that needed to done to the exterior of our venerable shelter building.

We would like to acknowledge the hard work and the spirit of goodwill that’s come from these weekend labors. This effort is Habitat for Humanity’s Brush of Kindness Program which was developed to reach out in their community and help those who could use the construction skills of Habitat for Humanity’s Volunteer Network.

Although we have different missions, we’ve found that our end goals are not that dissimilar. Both the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard and Habitat for Humanity of Martha’s Vineyard are dedicated to creating good, decent homes for their own Island constituencies. There will be more work being done at the Shelter Building in the coming weeks and we can always use another set of hands. Both the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard and Habitat for Humanity also offer year round opportunities for volunteers regardless of your experience. Please contact us if you’d like to help too.