New England Society for Abandoned Animals receives Cape Cod Foundation grant through the Thomas C. McGowan Fund for Animals

Grant monies to be used for spay/neuter and basic medical costs

The New England Society for Abandoned Animals (NESAA) announced that it received a $2,500 grant from the Cape Cod Foundation through the Thomas C. McGowan Fund for Animals.  The grant is to be used towards spay/neuter and basic medical costs.

The Thomas C. McGowan Fund for Animals was established in 2010 with a gift from the late Thomas McGowan. According to the foundation's website, "in establishing the fund, Mr. McGowan focused on animal protection and welfare with a preference for the following: medical treatment; "no-kill" shelters; spaying/neutering of domestic animals; prevention of cruelty to animals; and education and awareness building of the public on issues affecting animals and their welfare."

The New England Society for Abandoned Animals (NESAA) is a charitable 501 (c) (3) organization, registered with the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, with the following mission: To advocate, protect and rescue, abandoned and abused animals using a proactive, humane approach. NESAA is committed to its "no kill" programs, increasing community awareness and creating progressive changes in animal welfare.

NESAA is often called in to help care for animals that have been abandoned or not well cared for. In 2010 alone, it supported over 1,000 animals with either direct rescue and care or spay/neuter assistance for community members who cannot afford it, and at any given day, it typically has 50 to 100 cats and kittens (and occasionally dogs) in its care.

To volunteer, become a foster parent and offer an animal a foster home, or if you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten, download an application online, call 508-221-4956  and ask for Deborah Doe or fax the application to 508-771-7801.

The shelter is always in need of cat food, litter, bleach, Windex, Clorox clean-up, paper towels, beach size towels and trash bags.

For more information about becoming an adoption or foster parent, to volunteer or to make a donation, contact the New England Society for Abandoned Animals, PO Box 1041, Osterville, MA 02655, online at or call (508) 771-7800.

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