Cape Ann Animal Aid

Cape Ann Animal Aid


Pets / Veterinary Care

About Us

In 1964, the late Ruth Spoor and a group of animal lovers created the CAAA as a rescue group for the many cats and dogs often abandoned by summer residents. Over the years our organization grew from a few donated cages in an empty garage to occupying a 1,200 sq foot building at 260 Main Street to our present 7,500 sq foot facility at 4 Paws Lane, the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter. In June of 2017, we celebrated 5 years in our new home.

Today we continue to make the rescue of local cats and dogs our first priority. Many of our animals arrive via owner surrender or from local overburdened animal control agencies, humane societies, and rescue groups. Due to effective spay and neuter in New England, we are also able to take in and find homes for animals from other areas of the country and beyond that are struggling with animal overpopulation issues.

Some animals arrive at our shelter with health issues. We work closely with area vets to ensure that they receive the treatment needed to maintain a good quality of life. In addition, we work to rehabilitate animals with behavior issues to the best of our ability. Patron animal lovers like yourselves allow us to provide the extra care any of our special needs pets require. No animals in our care are euthanized for age, space, or length of stay.

We hope we can assist you in finding a wonderful animal companion for you and your family. Please visit our facility or browse our adoptable pet listings learn about our adoptable animals and adoption process. We update our web site daily!

Rep/Contact Info

Jennifer Dobson
Director of Development & Communications
Vaughan Sherrill
Administrative Assistant