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.
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WE REACH OUT TO ANIMALS IN NEED
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 dogs and puppies from other areas of the country that are struggling with dog overpopulation issues.
OUR ANIMALS RECEIVE INDIVIDUAL CARE AND ATTENTION
Specially trained staff and volunteers spend time handling, grooming, socializing, training and interacting with each animal in our care. Our animals are provided with a variety of interactive toys and receive lots of affection. Our dogs are walked regularly and our cats get time to roam outside of cages where they can investigate, play, and interact with other cats.
WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR ANIMALS
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 our 'Special Needs' pets require. No adoptable animals in our care are ever euthanized for age, space, or length of stay.
WE'RE HERE TO HELP EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!
We hope we can assist you in finding a wonderful animal companion for you and your family. Please visit our facility or CLICK HERE to learn about our adoptable animals and adoption process. We update our web site daily and look forward to helping you make a love connection today.
Organization Stats: 2015 | 2016