Pet of the Week- Tippy

Can you believe I have missed “Wheel of Fortune” four nights in a row so far? Disgraceful. Tippy here.
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I’m a sweet elderly lady who was brought to CAAA because my previous owner had passed away. I’m over the youngster stage and the night time zoomies phase of my life and would prefer a more quiet home (so I can hear my program). As a senior I am part of the Super Senior club and my super power is “faithful snuggle companion”.
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Do you want a TV couch partner? We don’t have to watch “Wheel of Fortune”, I’ll settle for “Jeopardy” just fine. Come stop by and meet me today!
To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Pet of the Week – Arrow

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My name is Arrow, I am a sweet 6 month old Shepherd Mix looking for a family of my own. I came up to Cape Ann Animal aid through Road Trip Home Animal Rescue. I was picked up by animal control and brought to the shelter and never claimed. Everyone immediately fell in love with me.
I am a little reserved and like to take my time settling in and getting to know everyone, but once I do I love to be pet and fussed over! I am really smart and know some basic commands like sit, and lay down. Come by and meet me and see for yourself and maybe take me home while your at it! I would do best in a home with children 12 and up who can respect my space.
To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Pet of the Week- Natasha and Tamara

Natasha and Tamara here! We are sibling chihuahua mixes that made the journey to CAAA all the way from Puerto Rico! Why, you ask? Well, you see, there are many strays in PR and the chances of us finding homes there are pretty slim. So we flew north in pursuit of families!
We can both be a little bit timid with new people, but once we warm up to you we let our goofy and playful sides shine. The staff here say we are both lots of fun and we seem to go with the flow. Feel like going for a hike? Great, us too! Wanna chill on the couch and watch a movie? Sounds like a great idea!
If you’re looking to add a new canine addition to your life and are looking for someone on the smaller side, stop in for a visit and see if one of us would be a good match for you!
To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Pet of the Week- Mr. Beanz

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Handsome, witty, and charming; Mr. Beanz is what my friends call me! I’m a single guy who is looking to change that. I’m intelligent (If I were a person, I would spend many hours a day reading by the fire in my home office, adorned with a silk robe and designer reading glasses propped low on my nose), gentle (I’ve never been known to so much as bat at a person. If I’m uncomfortable, I choose to take the high road and remove myself from the situation), and inquisitive (I find learning how the world works to be very intriguing, and make it my mission to gather as much knowledge as possible). I have also been working on honing my skills in regard to what you humans like to call “tricks”, such as “sit” and “high five” (Check out the video in my profile of me in action. Can anyone say instagram stardom here we come?!). I know I can learn more of these “tricks” if you’re willing to teach me.
As aforementioned, I’m the thinking type, and I REALLY like treats, so training me is a no-brainer. Being the wise gentleman that I am, I’m pretty willing to go with the flow. I like being around people, but I don’t crave constant attention (Eww, annoying! Don’t worry, I’m polite enough to know I’m not the only important thing in your world). I don’t mind the company of other cats one bit, so I can certainly be an addition to your feline collection. I’m always on the move, forever exercising my investigative skills. I promise there will never be a dull moment with me around. If you give me a loving forever home I promise to fill your days with entertainment and companionship. C’mon, help a single guy change his status. I really am quite the catch and I think you’ll agree.
To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Pet of the Week- Lottie

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Hi there, my name is Lottie! I am a sweet girl who is a little over two years old. I made my way to Cape Ann Animal Aid with several other lucky pups looking for a home of my own. My foster mom cared for me for several weeks; I stayed with her in the country and I really enjoyed going for walks with her. She said I especially liked milk bones and my monkey toy!

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I am considered a special needs adoption because I recently finished up a course of treatment for heartworm. I will need to continue to be on an exercise restriction for a while and follow up with my new vet in the future.

To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.  

Pet of the Week- Aphrodite

Who doesn’t need a little bit of Greek goddess in their lives?
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Sometimes affectionate, sometimes aloof, always able to entertain! I am sort of a one woman cat, I don’t like sharing my space so if you are thinking multi-cat household we won’t be the right match. If you are a one on one sort of pet family then let’s chat. I enjoy playing with toys, chasing feathers, batting around string, balls and pouncing on laser lights. I like attention but sometimes it can be too much and I can get overstimulated so some pats and scratches behind the ears and along the back of my neck is my idea of cuddle time.
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You can see me getting cozy up against one of my favorite volunteers’ leg in my last picture. My idea of the perfect home would be one with sunny spots for napping, soft cozy places to curl up, and of course some loving humans to share my days with. Do you think you may be the one to give this lovely lady a second chance at love? Come on down and visit with me and see if we are a match made in heaven.
To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Pet of the Week- Marcellina

Hi, my name is Marcelina. The folks here are guessing I am a Siamese Mix about two years old. I am ready for a fresh start in life and to learn all the ups of indoor living.
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I don’t ask for much in my new home. I would love a family who wouldn’t mind giving me a little time to settle in and explore. I am a fan of cozy beds,sunny windows and tasty treats. I am more on the mellow side and would prefer a low key, quiet home.
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I am excited for my next adventure and hope to meet you soon! Stop by and visit me today to see if I would be a good fit for your family!
To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Pet of the Week- Peanut Butter

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Peanut Butter is my name, loving is my game! I am a one year old torti girl who made my way to CAAA in search of a forever family. I am pretty outgoing and don’t mind being pet. I am more on the mellow side and you can often find my snoozing in a cozy bed. In a home I probably would enjoy a quiet space with a sunny window to watch the birds from or a cozy cat condo.
I am just ready to spend the rest of my days carefree and relaxed with my loved ones! Could it be you? Come meet me today!
To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Ocean Alliance Harbor Cruise Fundraiser

Hope to see you on the Ocean Alliance Harbor Cruise on Thursday! There are still some tickets remaining. We have great raffle items donated from many local businesses. Purchase your tickets here: https://shop.whale.org/products/ocean-alliance-harbor-cruise

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Follow Ocean Alliance on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/oceanalliance/

Pet of the Week- Secret

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My name is Secret and I made my way to Cape Ann Animal Aid when my family fell ill and could no longer care for me. They report that in a home my favorite toys include paper bags, boxes, dangling string toys, and catnip troys. I lived with two older folks, so I think a home with a quiet pace would be nice. I’ve never lived with children either, so a kid free home sounds good to me.
I’m considered a Super Senior, which means my adoption fee is waived to help me find a home sooner. My super power is ‘sass’ because I’m full of personality and confidence. I’ve never lived with other animals, so a home where I can be your one and only sounds great to me. Stop on by and meet me and see if we would make a good match!
To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Pet of the Week-Sage

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Super sweet, affectionate, and mellow your thing? I am the last of a litter of 7 loving, sweet puppies. I am a big lug of a puppy who thinks she should be a lap dog! I am a very good girl and the staff here says I am smart. I will tell you during the day I would like to go outside by whining just a little bit. I learned to sit very quickly and I am willing to try new things with a little gentle coaxing. My siblings and I are all very super gentle nature and sweet as can be. We get along well with other dogs and love to play. When out on a walk I watch my human for cues. I am getting used to riding in the car.
I am considered a special needs adoption because I have Osteochondritis dissecans – this is a disease that affects the cartilage of my joints. At this time I am pain free, but I need to have my exercise limited as I continue to grow. My new family will need to make sure they follow up with their own vet so I stay in tip top shape!
The folks here think we may have Hound, retriever or Bully breed in our family tree. I will likely be large to extra large size as an adult. Ready for a large puppy love in your life? Stop on in!
To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Save the Date- June 15th

Save the date, the unveiling of the I Am More opening exhibit is just 15 days away!

Come down to Ocean Alliance at the Paint Factory on Friday June 15th from 7-10pm for the opening reception. Gallery hours will be June 16th & 17th 9-5pm

Learn more about the I Am More portraits at Amy Kerr’s website: https://amykerrdrawsportraits.wordpress.com

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Pet of the Week- Gatolina

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Gatolina is what I go by, but don’t worry, I’m not too attached to the name. I’m a super cute young lady with fluffy white and orange fur.

I am a rather petite gal, but don’t let my size fool you. My sweet personality more than makes up for what I lack in size. I take a little bit to warm up to you, but once I do I am a love.

I would most likely do better in a quieter household. I just want to spend my days doing the same old thing with the same old people. I like attention and petting on my terms, and will let you know when I’ve had enough by giving you a little love bite (it doesn’t hurt, I swear!).

I know once I get out of this stressful shelter environment my personality will really have a chance to shine. So what do you say, take a chance on me? To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Pet of the Week-Shasta

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Hi my name is Shasta! I was a young mamma who had 6 beautiful babies. We all made our way here to CAAA to find homes of our own and they have all been adopted; now it’s my turn!

I am only about a year and a six months old, still have plenty of pep in my step. I would do well in a active home with a family that likes walks in the woods or adventures. I love to be around my people and I am sure to be a great loyal companion. I play with toys of all kinds and always have one in my mouth! One of my favorite games is playing fetch with tennis balls.

Stop in and visit me today if I sound like a good fit! To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Pet of the Week-Max

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Hi, my name is Max! The folks here are guessing I am a young guy somewhere between 8 months old to a year. I was found on my foster’s front porch one morning. The Humane Society in the area helped to get me to an animal hospital where I could be checked out. I lived in their home for about a month and my foster says I am a sweet and gentle dog.
I love to be around people and I follow wherever they go. I am still learning my house training manners and doing well. Although the foster family dog wasn’t fond of me, I seem to like to be around other dogs and I still wanted to be friends.
I am a lap dog so I hope you don’t mind snuggling now and again. I like to play ball and my favorite toys are squeak balls. I enjoy walking outdoors and do well on a leash. I am also learning to be accustomed to the crate when no one is home. If I sound like I might be a good fit for you and your family, stop by and visit me today!
To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Coyote Tips and Presentation

Here is the video from 1623 Studios of the Coyote Ecology & Behavior presentation from Dr. Jonathan Way. The presentation was held on February 27th, hosted by the Animal Advisory Committee.

 

This time of year coyotes will be active, so its important to protect your pets by keeping them indoors or on a leash, and never be left unsupervised.

Coyotes may be denning with small pups near your home or in the woods. They will be extra protective of their pups, so keep your dogs, even large dogs, leashed and close to you. Smaller dogs may be considered prey, while larger dogs could be considered a threat.

Coyotes are attracted to yards with bird feeders, compost, and accessible trash. Not only are some of these things easy meals for coyotes, but they also attract small rodents, which coyotes prefer to eat. You can follow this yard audit to coyote proof your yard, click Here.

We want to keep the coyotes wild, so it is important to be loud and try to scare them away. Bang pots, yell/scream, throw thing in their direction. Ask your neighbors to do the same and report anyone actively feeding them to the police.

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Pet of the Week- Bucephalus

Do you have a soft spot in your heart for sweet chubby-cheeked fellows like myself?

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My name is Bucephalus and I came to Cape Ann Animal Aid after my owner could no longer care for me. Coming from a home, I’m not used to the hustle and bustle of shelter life at all! But I am starting to settle in and warm up to the idea of having to find a new home at this stage of the game.

Change can be scary, but sometimes it is necessary, and I’m trying to face this challenge with a brave face. I would do best in a quieter household without a whole lot of commotion. Now that you know all my baggage, just know I would gladly accept any of yours, too. I’m not the judgmental type at all!

I’m considered a Super Senior which means my adoption fee is waived. We also are assigned super powers, and mine is CHEEKS! I hope you stop by to meet me soon. Until then I’ll be here, waiting. To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane in Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Pet of the Week- Bambi

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Bambi here! I’m a sweet lady looking for a home to call my own.

No one knows everything about my past, but that’s okay because I’m looking forward to a bright future. I made my way here from the south because I know up here I have a much better chance of finding a forever family. There’s just way too much competition down south! I just recently arrived following a very long van ride with many other animals who are also dreaming of their very own homes. Because everything is unfamiliar I’m a little stand-offish at first, but I’m quite easy to win over with a little bit of treats and attention.

I imagine my hair blowing in the breeze as I run through the leaves with my new owner by my side. Do you think you may fit into this vision? Stop on by today and see if we were meant to be together forever.

To learn more about me or other animals waiting for homes, please come visit our shelter at 4 Paws Lane In Gloucester or check us out online at www.capeannanimalaid.org.

Coyote Presentation Feb 26th and Feb 27th

If you can’t make the coyote presentation on Monday February 26th, we added another presentation on February 27th! Dr. Jonathan Way will present an additional seminar on Tuesday, February 27th at 10am at the Senior Center.

These talks will discuss Eastern Coyote behavior based on Dr. Jonathan’s Way research and experience. We hope this will help us to learn about coyote behavior and how we can live with our coyote neighbors and avoid conflicts.

I hope to see you there!

Alicia Pensarosa

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Coyote Ecology & Behavior Presentation

Hi All,

The Animal Advisory Committee is hosting a coyote awareness program at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck on February 26th at 7pm. Dr. Jonathan Way will be giving a presentation based on his eastern coyote research. We hope the presentation will be educational on how we can peacefully coexist with coyotes. We anticipate this will be a packed event and hope to do more of these events in the future.

Hope to see you there!

You can follow the Animal Advisory Committee on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GloucesterAAC/

Alicia P.

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