Fix your cat for $20!

Attention Chelsea, Lynn and East Boston cat owners!

Need to fix your cat? The Catmobile is offering $20 spay/neuter packages through AUGUST & SEPTEMBER!

Our mobile surgical van makes it so convenient and affordable to spay or neuter your cat. In addition to the surgery, all appointments include a brief exam by our vet, rabies vaccine, FVRCP vaccine, and nail trim.
Appointments are available now and this offer is valid through 9/30/16 at any of our locations! Check our calendar to see when we’ll be in your area next at catmobile.org. Contact us today to reserve your spot, or for more information. Call 978-465-1940 or make a reservation online by clicking here.

We need your help with stray cats in Chelsea! Urgent need!

We need volunteers who can carry, trap, and transport cats to our spay/neuter clinics.  We need people who are strong, energetic and can drive cats to clinics and then bring them back to return them.

We are also looking for people who can hold the cats before and after the clinics for a few days(maybe longer if we are looking for a transfer group).

Check out this great video by Hannah Shaw, aka The Kitten Lady, and you can learn all that there is to trapping.

Please email hubcatschelsea@gmail.com if you can help us!   

Apply To Be A Volunteer

 

Free Spay/Neuter/Vaccinations for Chelsea Cats and Dogs!

The MSPCA has partnered with HubCats Chelsea to provide FREE Spay/Neuter packages to the residents of Chelsea for their Cats and Dogs. Packages include spay or neuter surgery, rabies and distemper vaccines, microchip, and nail trim. Appointments are scheduled Tuesday-Friday.

To set up an appointment

FOR A CAT: please call: 617-541-5007 , or email the below information to: snap@mspca.org .

1. Your Name
2. Full Address: Street Name and Number, Town and Zip Code
3. Daytime Phone
4. Cat’s Name
5. Cat’s Age
6. Cat’s Gender

FOR A DOG: Please fill out the online application at www.mspca.org/snap

Free Rabies & Microchipping Clinic for Cats & Dogs for Chelsea Residents – June 11

 

Free Rabies and Microchipping Clinic for Cats and Dogs for Chelsea Residents only. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in solid carriers.  Please bring proof of residency. For more info, please call HubCats Chelsea at 857-776-2287 and hubcatschelsea@gmail.com , or go to www.hubcatschelsea.com

June 11, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Voke Park

Voke Park
546 Washington Ave
Chelsea, MA 02150

Microchipping

microchippingTraditionally, a collar and tag around the neck of your cat or dog was the sole means to identify your pet and you as your pet’s guardian—a passable precaution should your pet get lost. But now a microchip—a tiny bit of semiconducting material encoded with a registered ID number—improves upon the customary collar and provides further levels of security. How does it work? In a process akin to a routine injection, for a one-time fee, a veterinarian implants an encoded microchip approximately the size of a grain of rice just below the skin, between your pet’s shoulder blades. If your pet gets lost, the chip can be scanned to reveal your pet’s registered ID number, which will be linked in a pet-recovery database to your contact information. Keep in mind that, though it’s advisable for your pet to continue wearing her collar with tags, a microchip can’t get lost or become unreadable.

Both cats and dogs can be microchipped. Even indoor cats (typically collarless) should be microchipped—they can slip out unnoticed or bolt if they are severely startled for any reason. Microchipped pets are much more likely to be recovered and reunited with their families than are other lost cats and dogs. A microchip, while it doesn’t give your pet’s location (it’s not a tracking device), can permanently store the registered ID number in a secure pet-recovery database, where your contact information can be updated as often as needed.

Our wellness clinics in Chelsea will offer free microchipping for cats and dogs throughout the year; dates and details TBD.

For further information, visit these sites:

https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/FAQs/Pages/Microchipping-of-animals-FAQ.aspx

https://www.boston.gov/departments/animal-care-and-control/keeping-your-pet-healthy-and-safe

https://www.avidplc.com/pet-owners/pet-microchip-faqs/

Meet The Beanie Babies!

img_20161002_154634514 These 5 kittens and their momma were trapped in Chelsea at just 4 weeks old. Their little round bodies reminded their foster mom of beans so they are currently going by the names Garbanzo, Lima, Pinto, Cannellini Adzuki, and Momma Chickpea. They will be spay/neutered next week and ready for adoption through Broken Tail Rescue.