Rhoda 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. Although she’s changed a bit over the years, growing into her floppy ears and turning a little whiter around the face, Baylee’s eyes haven’t changed a bit. Those soulful eyes belong to a pup that has spent the last 10 years being loved by a family of her own.
“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!
For gifts over $200, you can honor your loved ones with a walkway brick and become a permanent part of our shelter.
Where We Came From
In 1964, CAAA was incorporated as a non-profit. Our mission began operating out of organizers' garages, saving animals left behind by summer residents. In 1974 we moved to a little pink building on Main Street in Gloucester. This 1,200-square-foot building and the community around it saved thousands of animals – but we knew we could do more. Our current shelter was a shared vision to expand our lifesaving abilities by not only building a bigger space to welcome more homeless animals but provide resources to help our community of adopters and their pets.
Where We Are Now
Bigger doesn’t always mean better but when it comes to saving animals it sure does help. We've proven that every year since the day we opened our Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter. Over the past 10 years, the facility and grounds at 4 Paws Lane have allowed us to grow our mission and do so much MORE for animals and people.
You can build more walls to house more animals but without the collective resources above and our steadfast community of adopters and donors, none of this would be possible. Thank you!
10 years is a small portion of our lives but for companion animals, it’s close to a lifetime. We hope you will consider a DONATION to help us save more animals today and for years to come.
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