The Melrose Humane Society is a non-profit, all-volunteer, animal rescue organization comprised of a small group…More of individuals who take in sick, abandoned, injured and unwanted animals. It currently cares for cats that members take into their own homes and get them medically treated, including vaccines, spaying/neutering, testing for Felv/Fiv, or emergency medical care - and holds them until they are ready to be adopted. The Society does not have foster homes for dogs, but does assist animal control officers in local cities and towns with medical care, boarding, and placement.
The Society does not have an office, but maintains a Post Office box. Check out the Web site if you would like to get involved or make a donation.
The main house of the Beebe Estate houses office space for the Melrose Council on Aging on the first floor and the…More Melrose Alliance Against Violence on the second floor. In 1995, the former Beebe barn was rehabilitated to serve the city as the Milano Senior Center.
The renovated front rooms are open to the public for rental and host special, private gatherings and functions. The estate also is also open most Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Beebe Art Exhibit, which features local artists.
A Greek Revival-style mansion in Melrose, the Beebe Estate was built in 1828 by internationally prominent merchant, William Foster, as his summer retreat. In 1854 it was purchased by Liberty Bigelow, and his wife, Harriet, both Melrose philanthropists, and in 1898 the estate was inherited by the Bigelow's adopted daughter, Katherine, and her husband, leather manufacturer Decius Beebe. Members of the Beebe family occupied the house until 1963, when it was acquired by the City of Melrose.