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CAA’s Pup Strut and Kitty Cuddle 2020

Join us for CAA’s first ever virtual fundraising event! Now through November 30th, walk or curl up with your furry friends to help raise funds for Clatsop County Animal Assistance. Your effort will provide life-giving care to our shelter animals as they await their forever homes. How can you help?

Text CAANOW to 44-321 or Visit our fundraising site at…

-Make a direct donation to CAA in any amount

-Create a Pup Strut & Kitty Cuddle team and invite friends to join you

-Join a team and recruit more teammates

-Share photos of your pet’s adventures, in and out of dreamland, log hours napped and steps strutted

-Start your own fundraising page and ask your loved ones to join the cause

                             -Become a sponsor. Contact us at for more information.

Your donations make it possible for CAA to provide help and hope for the dogs and cats in Clatsop County. Because of you, we’re able to provide veterinary care for the shelter animals – from wellness check-ups for kittens to life-saving surgeries.

Did you know that CAA volunteers feed and medicate, socialize and walk, love and protect our local shelter animals? CAA volunteers devote their lunch breaks, weekends, and holidays – rain or shine – to provide daily care for Clatsop County Animal Shelter dogs and cats. Volunteers transport sick animals long distances to see specialists, and foster animals when special care is needed. CAA volunteers fundraise, run social media campaigns, and consult with potential adoptees – all help get our cats and dogs into safe and loving homes as quickly as possible. There are no paid employees here – just animal lovers.

With that in mind, join CAA’s Pup Strut and Kitty Cuddle 2020! Donate any amount that feels good- because we can’t do it without you. The cats and dogs of Clatsop County thank you!

Here are some photos from this year’s participants!

∼ Carol Tova Newman, friend of kwazikat

Thank you to our Platinum Level Sponsors!

~ Sue and Dan Stein and their dog Pudge

~Andy DeWyse and his dog Kiki

~WCT Marine & Construction, Inc.

Thank you to our Gold Level Sponsors!

 ~Mike Brackenbrough 

~Tanasbourne Veterinary Emergency

~Cindy Compton and her dog Chloe


~Clatsop Health and Life Insurance Agency


Thank you to our Silver Level Sponsors!

~ Bob Potter 

~Donna Beckwith

~ Rodney Merrill

~Morisse Logging

~Bob McEwan Construction

~Carolyn Ryan and Ashley Benfield

~ Roy and Kathy Carlson in memory of their beloved dog Ruger

~ Linda Perkins Baking


~ Sleepy Monk Coffee Roasters

The Hoffman family in memory of their beloved dog Phoebe


Flapjack and Trouble are our KMUN, THE ASTORIAN, 94.9 THE BRIDGE, WARRENTON KIA, HITS 94.3 KRKZ, and CLATSOP NEWS Pets of the Week for the week of May 17, 2020


These two seniors are a delightful bonded pair. At twelve and thirteen years old they are as spunky and rambunctious as puppies, and are affectionate with all the volunteers and shelter staff. Flapjack can really move in his cart and has no problem keeping up with his brother out on walks. They both love attention and will add smiles to any home without cats.

If you’d like to meet them, call the shelter at 503-861-7387 to set up an appointment.

Keeping Everyone Safe and Healthy at the Animal Shelter with Adoptions by Appointment Only

Like other organizations in the area, the shelter has established new procedures to minimize everyone’s exposure to the COVID-19 virus. First, all licensing must be done by mail while an online system is being set up. Sorry, no walk-ins.

If you’d like to visit with one of our dogs or cats, you will need to call and make an appointment at 503-861-7387. The shelter will be taking appointments from 11:00 to 4:00 Tuesday through Saturday. If the line is busy you can leave a message and the staff will call you back. Note that you will be asked several health-related questions before you are allowed in.

Only two people are allowed in the shelter at any one time, so if a larger group of you wants to visit a dog, you can meet up outside. Only one person and one volunteer are allowed in the cat room at a time.

The shelter has lots of pups and kitties who would love to find homes, so please check out who’s available at Petfinder ( and follow CAA’s Facebook page for more in-depth profiles of our available animals at Again, the phone number for questions or to make an appointment is 503-861-7387.

Thank you for your patience!

Fabulous Raffle Opportunity to Benefit CAA

You can win this beautiful brand-new hutch crafted by Ed Overbay. Mr. Overbay is recognized as a premier artisan woodworker on the North Oregon coast. The hutch includes glass shelving and is 86 ¾” long, 84.5” high and 15 1/2” deep. It’s on display in the lobby of the Clatsop County Animal Shelter if you want to take a look.

Raffle tickets are $10.00 each and may be purchased at the Shelter, at 1315 SE 19th St. in Warrenton. The shelter is open noon to 4:00 Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call 503-861-7387 and ask for Linda. Or email CAA at to find out where else you can buy tickets. Sorry, no online sales.

We will hold the drawing at the shelter on Thursday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m. We’ll even deliver the hutch to your home! ALL proceeds benefit Clatsop Animal Assistance the shelter dogs and cats.

Clatsop Animal Assistance Annual Fundraiser & Holiday Party

CAA’s annual fundraiser is coming up on Saturday, December 14, 9:00 to 3:00 at the Fort George Lovell Showroom in Astoria, and we would love for you to join us! Dress up your pet for pictures with Santa. Win a night out at a local resort, dinner at an area restaurant, a day with a bar pilot, or that perfect gift in our raffle and silent auction. And, of course, our huge, fabulous bake sale goes on all day. So save the date; it’s always a fun event.