Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society


  • Overview of Organization and Services:
    MRFRS was founded in 1992 in response to growth in the feral or homeless cat population along the Merrimack River in Newburyport. Our programs include:

    Adoption Program: a no-kill adoption center in Salisbury, MA housing up to 60 cats and kittens

    Feral Program: assistance with feral TNR (trap, vaccinate, neuter, and release) program

    Sunday Spay/Neuter Clinics: monthly spay/neuter clinics for feral cats

    The Catmobiles: two low-cost mobile spay/neuter clinics covering Central MA, the South Shore, North Shore and Southern NH

    Foster Program: cats and kittens in need of TLC before adoption

    FARS Program: low-cost veterinary care for owned cats

    The Captain Courageous Fund for injured feral cats

    The Bridge Program: provides emergency boarding for cats whose owners are in perilous circumstances

    Catmobile & Spay/Neuter Resource Hotline: refers dog and cat owners across the state to low-cost spay/neuter services
  • Additional Info:
    The Catmobile
    15 Main Street, Suite 207
    Salisbury, MA 01952

    Phone: 978-465-1940



  • Demographics Served:
    Adults: 19+, Families, Seniors: 60+, Youth: 13-18
  • City/Towns Served:
    Amesbury, Newbury (incl. Byfield), Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury, West Newbury
  • Types of Services Provided:
    Pet Food and Care


  • Address: 63 Elm Street (Rt 110 East) Salisbury, MA 01952
  • Phone: 978-462-0760
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday-Monday • Closed Tuesday • 12:00-6:00PM Wednesday-Saturday • 11:00AM-4:00PM Please call 978-462-0760 to confirm hours