We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy this holiday season. Above are just a few of the 1468 precious souls who were once homeless in 2021 but are now part of their very own families. Thank you for supporting Cape Ann Animal Aid this year by opening up your heart and home to an animal in need or donating to the lifesaving work that takes place at our Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter.
Before they became a beloved family member, they were part of our family. They made an imprint on our hearts because from the moment we carried them inside our shelter doors, we made a promise to make them feel safe, to be cared for and trust that we would find them a home. They needed us to find them a family of their own.
They needed us to partner with rescue groups to transport them safely to our shelter. In 2021 we transported over 1,400 cats and dogs from Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Mississippi, Florida, and other areas of the country including Massachusetts. Priscilla and Leo, pictured here, came from an overcrowded shelter in Georgia.
They needed us to be there, waiting with open arms. Team member Brittany holds Priscilla close as she carries her to a warm comfortable space inside our shelter.
They needed a clean living space with lots of blankets, food, water and toys. At our shelter, 240 loads of laundry are done each month. Leo and Priscilla were never without warm clean blankets.
They needed to play and socialize! Being a kitten, Leo loved affection almost as much as he loved to play. He would demand our attention which we happily supplied.
They needed our veterinary team to provide life-saving health exams, vaccinations, medical treatments and spay and neuter procedures. Dr. Becket and the shelter medicine team compassionately cared for Priscilla and Leo to make sure their health was made top priority before being adopted.
They needed you. Priscilla and Leo were recently adopted into wonderful families who will spend this holiday season together and for many years to come. Thank you for helping us find homes for 1,468 homeless animals so far in 2021! Please give so we can continue the work of saving animal lives while bringing unconditional love and joy to families like yours.
We wish you much happiness in the new year and if you are in need of a little extra joy, keep reading to see more happy “tails” from 2021!
Animals and families you helped us unite in 2021
"Wellie has brought so much love and happiness into our home. He's just the perfect addition! He is just the best lil' snuggler. Thank you to CAAA for all that you do. Keep changing lives!"
"Gorty (after Gorton's Fisherman) has been a great companion and adventure buddy! You were great to work with and I appreciate everyone who cared for Gorty that made it possible for him to get to me."
"When I came across Emma's picture, I knew she was meant to be a part of our family. My son is as in love with her as I am. She is loving her toys and her neighbors. My son now has his best friend and so do I. We are happy to be chosen to raise her."
"I am so glad I brought Holly home just prior to the start of the pandemic, she has been great company. Her age does not slow her down. Senior cats are the best!"
"Gwen has settled in very well and is loving playing with her new brother bear (3 yr old Golden Retriever). She has become a very happy lapcat when not playing with her brother!"
"Fox asked me to let you know he's doing great. He gets along with the other dogs in our home. Together they make an amusing pack. He sends his love to the wonderful caretakers he had during his stay there."
Thank you and happy holidays from Priscilla, Leo, Wellie, Gorty, Emma, Holly, Gwen,
Fox plus so many other precious lives you helped us save this year and
everyone at Cape Ann Animal Aid!
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