Cape Ann Animal Aid News



Butter was one of the first adoptions in May, and she is in good company with 107 adoptions that took place last month! Butter’s new family writes: We are so grateful for the opportunity to welcome Butter to our family of seven; including three young children (ages 5,7,7) and 2 small senior dogs (both age 11)! We adopted Butter at the beginning of May 2022, and in June 2022 Butter joined us on the ultimate family road trip: Massachusetts to Arizona and back in our minivan! We stayed in dog-friendly hotels, Airbnb’s, and we even tent camped at the Grand Canyon for several days! She was warmly welcomed at the Arch in St. Louis, the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, The Painted Desert & Petrified Forest, Washington DC, and many other dog friendly stops along our route.

We could not have asked for a better road trip dog! She was even named “Pet of the Week” at one of the Hilton Home2Suites that we stayed at on the East Coast. When she’s not on the road, Butter just loves to play, go for walks, and snuggle. We are so happy she chose us!

What a grand adventure! Happy tails (and happy trails!) to Butter and her new family.

Are you looking for a companion for your current pooch? Moose is looking for a home with another dog to show him that life is not so scary! Moose has lived with teenagers and another dog, and is a sweet loving dog, but he needs the confidence of another dog in the home to show him the ropes, as he spooks easily. Once settled, he is a fast learner, loves to play, and loves his people.

Meet Annie
Annie is a beautiful black cat who loves to walk around and show off her lovely singing voice! Annie lived in a foster home with other cats and a dog, and got along with everyone. Her foster describes her as an active gal who is always on the move, and while she enjoys being around you, she isn’t fond of being picked up. However, given time to get used to her people, she is sure to warm up quick.


Rhoda (above) was one of the first animals adopted from our new Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter in June 2012. Her adopter, Carrie, visited our shelter and left with her faithful companion, whom she named Baylee.

“10 years have gone by so quickly! Baylee is still thriving with daily zoomies and enjoying life! She accompanies me every morning in my Jeep with enthusiasm and brings such a light to our lives!!!” – Carrie

​Since cutting the ribbon on our Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter ten years ago this June, we have saved 12,205 homeless cats and dogs! In the ten years prior to 2012, we saved 5,723 animals. We doubled our lifesaving capacity and are so grateful to all of those who supported this vision and continue to make this work possible. 

Please help us celebrate our 10-year anniversary and the work that makes their life and yours better by making a donation today! 


We were so thrilled to visit Beeman Memorial School this month with the adorable miss Maple! The 2nd and 3rd graders at the school spent the afternoon making 3 LARGE boxes of cat and dog toys for the shelter animals. The students also raised over $400 between a coin collection drive and donations from one student’s friends and family to benefit the shelter Animals.

We are always excited to meet with Cape Ann’s youth, and we love seeing community-minded students making a difference! Thank you for being a friend to the animals, Beeman!

PUPPY YOGAGet your zen on at Cape Ann Animal Aid with Robyn from Yogasatki in Salem AND shelter puppies! This yoga class takes place outside in our beautiful front play yard, where shelter puppies will join you in helping you find your inner peace. Students should bring their own yoga mat or towel and water, and should leave their own furry friends at home. Class is limited to 20 yogis, so purchase your ticket early so you can “OHM” and “AWW” all class!Date: Saturday, July 16th | 9:30 am-10:30 amPrice: $20 per ticketREGISTER NOW!
MAGNOLIA FARMERS MARKETMEET AND GREETCatch us at the Magnolia Farmer’s market in July with some shelter puppies!July 24th, 10 am-1 pmLexington Ave, Magnolia MAABOUT THE MARKET
RAINBOW BRIDGE RIDEWhen: Saturday, July 30th | 11 am-4:30 pmRide Start: Pratty’s CAV, 10 Parker St.Gloucester, MARide starts at 11 amRide End: American Legion Post 22769 River St. Middleton MARide ends around 1 pmCost: $20 per bike, $10 per passenger$10 for walk in at the LegionMotorcycle ride and after-party benefit the veteran’s adoption discount at CAAA (provides $100 off an adoption for MA veterans). Registration begins at 10 am at Pratty’s CAV, and riders may register day of.
VOLUNTEERWant to volunteer at the shelter? Sign-up volunteering is a fun way to help the shelter animals without needing to sign up for a weekly shift. Activities are based on the shelter’s biggest need at the time and the number of volunteers signed up.All volunteer activities include time to visit with the animals.Check out our upcoming dates below and sign up. We hope to see you soon!VOLUNTEER
RESCUE REUNION 2022Thank you to everyone who came out to our Rescue Reunion on June 18th! We had a fun, breezy day complete with over 100 adopters coming out to celebrate rescue with us at Stage Fort Park. Special thanks to our 2022 reunion sponsor Best Friends Pet Hotel!Want to see the highlights? You can check out our albums on Facebook to see all of the fun!Reunion CandidsFamily Photos
PETS AROUND TOWNWe were out and about this month, but by far our biggest meet and greet was at the stunning Hammond Castle on June 25th! We brought out several puppies, and even three litters of kittens to the castle yard to meet potential adopters. We could not have asked for better weather or for kinder visitors to head down to make a possible love connection.Thank you to Hammond Castle for hosting us for such an enjoyable afternoon!Want to know where we’re heading next? Check out our events page below!

MAXI (GINGER)“She gave us 17 years of love and devotion.”READ HAPPY TAILS

TOBY (NOW LULU)“I was instantly drawn in by her confidence and cute little crooked walk.”SHARE YOUR STORY

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