Author Archives: Alicia

Pet of the Week- Elouise

Sometimes folks chuckle and say my name should be Tigger instead of Elouise because I sure like to bounce!  I think agility would be tons of fun, what about you?  I am a super sweet and affectionate little lady.  I just adore everyone I meet and am so happy to have some of your time and attention..  I am full of fun, tail wags, kisses, laughs and one heck of an addition to any active family!  I enjoy playing with other dogs and I am looking forward to learning all sort of good dog manners and going on adventures with you. Are you ready to have a new friend and love of your life? Then hurry on in!  To learn more about me and my furry friends and to make sure you are kept “in the know” for all the Cape Ann Animal Aid’s fun upcoming events check their website at


Pet of the Week- Emmie

Looking for a sweet and lovable lady with plenty of personality?  Well your search is over!


I love to play and do not act my age. I am a fool for canine companions and everyone I meet always says I am very, very sweet and a little goofy!   If you are interviewing for a “best friend” and a “great family dog” position then be sure to call me in because I could be the perfect fit!


Visit for more information about me and all the other animals waiting for homes.

Pet of the Week- Franklin


You say you are looking for a rugged, handsome fellow who happens to also be very good at making you laugh, a good listener, a great work-out partner… My name is Franklin and I am a big lug of love and encouragement.  Are you ready to have some fun?

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Well then you have stopped at the right profile my friend! Speaking of fun, did you hear that Tuukis, a local band, will be playing a benefit at the Gloucester Fraternity Club on Friday, March 20th for the Cape Ann Animal Aid Staff & Volunteer Pride Stride Team?  Put your paws in the air for two good local causes! Tickets are available in advance at the shelter or the night of at the door.  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events visit

Get your Tickets! TUUKIS Friday, March 20th

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Local band, Tuukis, is playing a benefit show for Cape Ann Animal Aid on Friday, March 20th from 8pm-11pm at the Gloucester Fraternity Club. The event is a fundraiser for the Animal Aid’s Gloucester Pride Stride Team, raising money for the Veterinary Care Fund for shelter animals. Event features music and dancing, cash bar, raffles, prizes and more. Tickets $10 in advance/$15 at door. Advance tickets available at Cape Ann Animal Aid (4 Paws Lane, Gloucester) or call 978-283-6055 x23.

Save Bunnie’s Leg!

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To help save Buddie’s leg, donate here:


Bunnie was rescued from a high-kill shelter in the area of Acworth, GA by Cape Ann Animal Aid. After receiving a clean bill of health during her routine vet exam, Bunnie was spayed and ready for adoption…but Bunnie began walking with an occasional limp, favoring her right front leg.

X-rays revealed that Bunnie had a growth plate fracture. The fracture was old and likely occurred prior to her rescue. Bunnie had begun exhibiting symptoms of pain once her leg bones grew past a certain point. That’s because the fracture stopped bone growth of Bunnie’s radius, preventing it from growing normally to match the other bones in her leg.
Buddie needs surgurey to lengthen the bone medically using a procedure called Distraction Osteogenisis. Distraction Osteogenisis surgery relies on the bone continuing to grow under medically forced circumstances. During surgery, an external fixator will be secured to Bunnie’s bone allowing for it to be slowly lengthened (.5-1mm per day) until the desired bone length is reached.

This procedure is very costly and they are anticipating a vet bill of approximately $5,250. This includes expenses (provided at a reduced cost by Cape Ann Veterinary Hospital) for pre-operative blood work and x-rays and post-operative pain management medication.

To Learn more and help save Buddie’s leg visit:

They are very close to their goal, but need your help!



Pet of the Week- Sugar & Spice




Sugar and spice and everything nice! That’s us! Wouldn’t you enjoy curling up on the couch with one (or both) of us watching your favorite TV show? I bet you are thinking “Who wouldn’t!” Because we are still young, we do have a bit more learning to do, so I (we) hope you don’t mind helping us with that! Think you could take one (or both) of us home? To learn more about us or our furry friends please visit

Pet of the Week- King Charles

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Are you ready to play?  Ready to build snowmen and climb snow forts?  Great!  I have been waiting for you!  King Charles here and I am super happy to meet you.  I love making new friends (both the two and four-legged kind) and going on adventures. I am extremely sweet, lovable, and smart and have lots of energy.  Like training and spending time outdoors, well then I am your boy so come down and visit! For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events visit

Pet of the Week- Rhonda

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So you said you were looking for a sweet, soft and gentle lady to brighten your days? Well then, allow me to introduce myself, my name is Rhonda. I am a fan of soft napping spots and lazy afternoons.  Looking for someone to curl up with during the next storm?  How about you and I watch the snowflakes fall outside the window while we are safe and warm together indoors?  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events visit

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Pet of the Week-Hawkeye


I didn’t expect to find myself in this situation but sometimes life has a funny way of changing your plans so watch out Super Senior program here I come! My Super power is “Purr-suasion” because I am confident I will persuade you into falling in love.  My name is Hawkeye and I am currently single and looking for my long-lasting love connection. I am a mellower fellow and prefer to be your one and only. Maybe you can make my dreams come true?  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events visit

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Pet of the Week- Cooper


Look at my cute face!  Cooper is what folks are calling me, along with sweetheart and love-muffin of course.  I am a happy and adorable puppy just starting to learn things.  I am excited to experience my first snow storm and can’t wait to bundle up for playing in the flakes!  Are you looking for someone to cuddle with after a brisk winter walk, well I am your boy! For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events visit


Pet of the Week-Abby


Abby here and I am an Extended Stay Club member at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter.  That means I have waited far too long to meet my Mr. or Mrs. Right!  I love sleeping at the foot of your bed and following you around the house.  I am a big fan of long walks, tummy rubs, toys and a good snack. I am not interested in making any canine friends and need a home with no other dogs.   I am looking for a dog experienced family; maybe you can make my dreams come true?  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events visit

Pet of the Week-Nosy


They call me Nosy because I am always curious and want to be part of what you are doing. You can’t fault a lady for being interested in her family! I am affectionate and love to take advantage of a free lap.  I adore the quiet things in life like napping, catnip and snacking and I prefer to be an only pet.

I am hoping to ring the New Year in with a fresh start so all I need to make that happen is you!  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events visit

Pet of the Week- HAWC


Talk about a dream come true!  I am sweet and soft with a passion for napping in sunny spots.  I love catnip toys and listening to you talk about your day.  Hey, I have a great idea!  You can stop in for the CAAA Holiday Fair & Open House on December 6th from 11am to 4pm, get some of your Holiday shopping done and adopt me at the same time!  What better way to celebrate the Holiday Season than giving a needy pet a new home!  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events please visit

Pet of the Week-MIME


You can’t squeeze more sweetness into a small package than you will find with me!  I am a bit clownish but I guess my quieter nature combined with my animated play led folks to give me the name Mime.  I love cuddle time, soft toys to toss around and having a dog buddy to hang out with.  Come to the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter and visit with me and my friends today!  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events visit

Pet of the Week- Cayenne


Breaking News!  Cayenne here and I am currently interviewing “best friend” candidates at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter.  I am so close to finding YOU that I can already picture our Holiday cards, featuring me front and center with Santa of course, because we will stop in at Animal Krackers on November 23rd to get our photo taken at the SantaPaws photo event.  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events please visit

Pet of the Week- Tootsie


Super Senior Tootsie here and I am sure ready to find someone to share my Golden Years with!  While the rooms are comfortable, the staff caring and kind, the food top of the line, well it is not the same as having a place to call your own and after 6 months here at the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter,  I am ready for someone to make my Thanksgiving an extra special one.  Do you have room at the table this year for one more member of the family?  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events visit

Pet of the Week-Sasha

Oh boy do I love toys!  Playing with balls and stuffed toys is in the top two on my list of fun things to do.  Hanging out with you comes in at first place of course!

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Did you hear that the Cape Ann Animal Aid is going to be doing a Santa Paws photo event at Ace Hardware in Rockport?  Yup, on November 22nd from 11am to 2 pm Santa is going to be there taking Holiday wishes from and cute pictures of all sorts of lucky pooches.

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If I am still here at the shelter I hope one of the volunteers brings me to Ace Hardware so Santa can grant my wish, a family to call my own!  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events please visit

Pet of the week- Robin


Robin here and actively looking for her Batman!  Halloween is over so you may not be able to dress up as a superhero but you can still be one.  Feel yourself succumbing to the urge to do good?  Well what better way to do good than to open up your heart and home to a rescue! I am ready to be your sidekick and right-hand cat so stop in to the Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter to visit with me and my friends today!  For more information on adoptable pets and upcoming events visit

Pet of the Week- Easter


Clicking my heels and saying “there is no place like home” hasn’t worked, so I am giving Pet of the Week a try. I am an adventurous lady who likes to climb and play with those crazy automatic mouse toys.  I have a bit of an “entitled” personality but I am not a “high maintenance” girl. I have been here at the Cape Ann Animal Aid’s Christopher Cutler Rich Animal Shelter for just about 7 months and think a change of scenery is long overdue, so how about you take me home with you?  For more information visit

Cape Ann Animal Aid Fundraiser at Cape Ann Brewing 10/21, 5-9pm

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Cape Ann Brewing Company is hosting fundraiser for Cape Ann Animal Aid as part of the Restaurants to the Rescue Fundraising Series on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. 10% of all sales between 5pm-9pm will be donated to Cape Ann Animal Aid. The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle and a chance to win other great prizes. For more information or to make a reservation, call 978-282-7399.

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