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Pet Food Assistance
Pet Food Assistance

Cape Ann Animal Aid donates surplus cat and dog food and pet supplies to partner organizations that distribute the items to families in need within the community, helping to ensure that they are able to keep their animal companions. For information about receiving food/supplies, please contact The Open Door


Low Cost Spay/Neuter

Cape Ann Animal Aid's
SpayMAMA Program

Through this program, Cape Ann Animal Aid will cover the cost of a spay surgery for cats and dogs that have recently given birth. The mother and her offspring are fixed and the mother is returned to the owner while the offspring is adopted out through the shelter. Please call 978-283-6055 for more information.
Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society CATMOBILE

The Catmobile is a subsidized spay/neuter program for cats only offering low-cost spay/neuter services for cats and kittens in MA and Southern, NH. The cost for the package is $80 for male cats and $120 for female cats. For details visit or call 978-465-1940.

Friends of Animals Spay and Neuter Program Friends of Animals offers low cost spay and neuter certificates valid at participating veterinary hospitals. Certificates can only be purchased online at:
MSPCA SNAP Program The Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP) offers reduced cost spay and neuter operations for low-income pet owners. Visit for more information.
ARL Spay Waggin'

The Spay Waggin’ is a subsidized spay/neuter program created by the Animal Rescue League of Boston to assist clients in financial need. The Spay Waggin’ makes monthly scheduled stops throughout the South Shore and the Cape to perform surgeries on an appointment-only basis. For more information visit

MAC's List of Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics in Massachusetts See a list of all low cost spay/neuter clinics in Massachusetts here:
Local Trainers
PetDog Training

Glenn E. Goldman, B.A., CPDT and Judith Goldman, M.S., |

Paws for Praise Anne Springer, B.A. PCT-A, CTDI, CAPCT, VA |
Jen's HAPPYDOG Jen Titus MEd, and Sporty CGC, ITD |
Petco Gloucester
Financial Assistance for Veterinary Care
In Loving Paws Local business serving Essex County and providing Compassionate End-of-Life in Home Care for Cats and Dogs.
The Pet Fund The Pet Fund provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need veterinary care. Visit
CareCredit CareCredit, a GE Money Company, gives you convenient payment options. Visit
Citi HealthCard Flexible financing for health care services at participating veterinarians and other providers with the Citi Health Card account. Visit
Best Friends - Financial Aid Resources If your pet needs medical care that you cannot afford, see this listinging of state-specific programs that may be able to help you.
Orthodogs' Silver Lining (Additional Resources Listed) Orthodogs' Silver Lining Foundation has closed but does list additional resources for financial assistance for veterinary care on the bottom of their website. Visit
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation

Cape Ann Wildlife, Inc.
(Formerly Cape Ann Wild Bird Rescue)

Cape Ann Wildlife, Inc. formerly Cape Ann Wild Bird Rescue has been rescuing and rehabilitating many various species of birds in Gloucester, MA since 2005. Jodi Swenson who is the Head of Cape Ann Wildlife, Inc. is State and Federally Permitted to do so and specializes in Songbirds, but has raised orphans of many species including mammals like groundhogs, squirrels to rare oceanic birds like common murre’s and dovkies. Visit or call 978-325-2501.

New England Wildlife Center A native wildlife preservation and educational organization located in South Weymouth, MA.  Provides rehabilitation, animal habitat and environmental protection, and affording humane care to native and naturalized wild animals through a wildlife medicine hospital. Visit
Cape Wildlife Center Provides year-round veterinary and rehabilitative care to orphaned, injured, and ill wild animals; offers advice over the phone about solving conflicts with wildlife; and advocates on animals’ behalf. A program of The Humane Society of the United States and the Fund for Animals. Visit
MSPCA Wildlife Resources Contact the Living With Wildlife Program for more information about their program, to get help with a wildlife concern, or to find out how you can get involved and make a difference for the wild animals in your community. Visit This website provides information about wildlife found in Massachusetts including fact sheets, a wildlife rehabilitation directory, MA laws on keeping exotic wildlife, links to related publications, and more! Visit
Tufts Wildlife Clinic and Vet Hospital This clinic works with good samaritans who have found an animal, animal control officers, environmental police and the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. They have been designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as the regional facility for the care of federally endangered species. Visit or call 508-839-7918
Mass Audubon Society The largest conservation organization in New England with a statewide network of 45 wildlife sanctuaries that welcome visitors of all ages and serves as the base for conservation, education, and advocacy work. Visit
Community Websites
Good Morning Gloucester Good Morning Gloucester is a longstanding blog created by lobster broker Joey Ciaramitaro and is a snapshot of living and working on the docks of the oldest commercial fishing harbor in the US. Visit


Gloucester Times The daily newspaper in Gloucester, MA. Visit
Bridge Cape Ann The social media hub for Cape Ann Businesses, Nonprofits, and Community Groups. Visit
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce The local Chamber of Commerce. Visit
Cape Ann Beacon The weekly newspaper in Gloucester, MA. Visit
Animal Friendly Liscense Plates Available!

Everyone in Massachusetts who loves animals can now help end overpopulation with a special liscense plate! The animal friendly plates, which feature a silhouette of a dog and cat and the phrase “I’m Animal Friendly,” are available from Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.

The cost for the plate is $40, $28 of which will benefit local spay and neuter programs. The remaining $12 is a one-time only fee to cover the cost of manufacturing. Upon renewal, the entire $40 will benefit spay and neuter programs.

To order an animal friendly plate, visit your local full service branch of the Registry of Motor Vehicles or order online at For more information, please visit

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Cape Ann Animal Aid • Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter • 4 Paws Lane • Gloucester, MA • 01930 • 978.283.6055