News & Events


HFC's children's book:"MARIAH MAKES A FRIEND"

Newspaper Articles & Videos
Community Partnership with Lees Supermarket, Westport, MA.

Saturday, JUNE 24, 2017

at the United Congregational Church
500 American Legion Highway, Westport


Featuring baked goods, plants, jewelry & collectibles.Sales
will raise money to help cats/kittens in need!


"Mariah Makes a Friend"

a children's book by Laura Monteiro, illustrated by Evan Turick and inspired by a real life kitty named Mariah and the Habitat for Cats Sanctuary

Mariah Makes a Friend book may be purchased directly from Habitat for Cats. Send email to . The cost of the book is $10.00. All profits will be used to help care for homeless cats like Mariah.

About the Book-

Publication Date: June 23, 2012

Mariah is new to the Habitat for Cats Sanctuary and is sad that she doesn't have any friends to play with. She's afraid that she'll never fit in until she meets Speckles - a fun kitty that introduces her to the rest of the gang. Mariah is nervous at first, but soon finds out that she isn't the only one who is shy around other cats. Will Mariah be able to overcome her fear and fit in with the group? This book is a fundraiser for Habitat for Cats, a non-profit organization in Southeastern Massachusetts that strives to reduce the number of homeless cats by focusing their effort on trap/neuter/return programs. Habitat for Cats also has an adoption program for socialized cats and a private sanctuary where older cats can live out their days in a safe environment. Every cat featured in Mariah Makes a Friend is an actual resident at the sanctuary. Go to the Sanctuary link to learn more about the Sanctuary.

About the author

Ms. Laura C. Monteiro is graduate of Bristol Community College and works as an administrative assistant and part-time petsitter. She created the local restaurant blog New England Bites and her hobbies include reading, visiting museums, learning about local history, and going to the theater. A lifelong pet owner and cat lover, Laura came to Habitat for Cats in March of 2011 and instantly fell in love with the Sanctuary. She also handles the clerical work and is the moderator for HFC's social network pages on Facebook and Twitter. Laura is 33 years old and a resident of Fall River, MA

About the illustrator

Evan Turick is 16 years old and a sophomore at Westport High School. He enjoys spending time with the five cats that his family adopted from Habitat for Cats. He likes reading, drawing, performing in plays and hip-hop dancing. He also loves the beach, skiing and being on the river with family. He has been working at the Sanctuary with his mom, and sister for almost four years and loves spending time with the cats (especially Vicky, Harley and Reiki).

About Mariah

If you would like to sponsor Mariah or any of her friends. please click the following link: Sponsor a Cat.

Mariah laying in the sun at the Sanctuary






Mariah in her pet carrier


Lees Supermarket Community Partnership

Habitat for Cats is a Lees Supermarket Community Partner. Lees is located in Westport, MA. and has been giving Habitat for Cats one percent of register receipt totals to support our cat rescue efforts. Please save your register receipts and drop them off at our friends at Bradshaw lnsurance, 767 Main Road Westport or mail them to Habitat for Cats, P.O. Box 79571, No. Dartmouth, MA 02747.

Thanks to all the supportive people collecting receipts for us. It all goes to a great cause.

Newspaper Articles and Videos

SouthCoast Today - Feb 21, 2009   "Abandoned New Bedford Cat an example of problem in down economy"

Habitat For Cats TNR video - courtesy of Shelter Me Inc. - March 2008

SouthCoast Today - Nov 24, 2007   "Satisfying for the whole family - Habitat for Cats cookbook"

East Bay Rhode Island - Dec 8, 2005   "Volunteers struggle to help countless stray cats"

SouthCoast Today - Nov 29, 2005   "What to do if you find a stray"

SouthCoast Today - Nov 22, 2005   "Nothing to sneeze at "

SouthCoast Today - Feb 2005   "Plenty of cats to choose from at open house"

Taunton Gazette - Mar 6, 2004   "Special Needs Feline"

Fall River Herald News- June 29, 2012 "Mariah Makes a Friend"

Southcoast Today - July 6, 2012 "Westport High illustrator, Fall River author team up for children's book"

Habitat for Cats Newsletters - Archive

To view these documents you will need Adobe Reader.
Click here to install Adobe Reader.

Fall 2011   Spring 2008   Fall 2007   Spring 2007

Home | Our Story | News | Adoption | Sanctuary |
 | Resources | Cat Tales | Volunteer | Donate | Contact |