Clatsop Animal Assistance works hard to spend as close as possible to 100% of its revenues to expenses directly benefiting animal adoption and animal welfare.
$5.00 pays for treats for the animals
$10.00 pays for cat toys
$15.00 pays for a wellness check for one kitten
$20.00 pays for Kong toys for the dogs
$25.00 pays for one cat neuter
$30.00 pays for one cat spay
$45.00 pays for one dog spay
$50.00 pays for one month’s supply of cat litter
$75.00 pays for one ad promoting adoption
$100.00 pays for one week of dog training
$500.00 pays for two surgeries and medications for injured animals
$1,000.00 pays for one week of veterinary care.
Odin (known as Dobby while he was at the shelter) was adopted in the fall of 2013 and we still hear from his people, who tell us he’s being “spoiled rotten.” Can you tell? When Odin first came to the shelter, we weren’t sure whether he would need expensive surgery for wobbler syndrome, a non-fatal but painful cervical spine condition seen in many large dogs, including Dobermans. CAA covered the $1,788.00 for the tests that showed he could live a long, happy life with no surgery. Without CAA’s help, Odin may not have been adoptable because of the uncertainty of his condition and the likelihood it would cost several thousand dollars to treat it.
With your support, we can continue to give shelter dogs and cats like Odin a second chance at a happy home. Just click on the PayPal logo above or mail your donation to CAA, PO Box 622, Warrenton, OR 97146.
Are you part of the Fred Meyer Rewards program? You can now link your Rewards cards to CAA (number 88047) at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. Search for us either by name or number. Once you’re linked, you still earn all points and rebates and Fred Meyer makes a donation every time you shop; it’s as easy as that. If you don’t have a Rewards Card, you can obtain one at the customer service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
Because the program is such a success, Fred Meyer is committed to donating $2.6 million in 2015 to nonprofits in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Alaska, based on what you as customers select as your favorite causes.
Thank you to all of our supporters and to Fred Meyer for your community support!
A good Samaritan found Shrek wandering on Mount St. Helen’s. He was injured, with bite marks all over his body, indicating that he had been a bait dog. Celestine (our good Samaritan) brought him in to the animal shelter, so that he could receive veterinary care and have a place to recover. Shrek needed surgery for his entropion eyes (the lids folding inwards, instead of outwards) as well as medications for his other injuries and infections. CAA covered his vet and medication bills and our volunteers helped give him the loving attention he needed. Best of all, this story has a perfect ending: Shrek is now happily at home with Celestine and her dog. He is also a frequent visitors to our holiday season bake sale.
Blue, a four year old Yellow Lab, came to shelter in the spring of 2014 after tearing his ACL while trying to jump a fence. It took a combination of $1,200 surgery and several months of foster care to nurse this boy back to health. His foster family, who volunteer at the shelter, gave him cold and heat therapies, massage, stretching, and an exercise regime, as well as lots of love. They said he was “77 pounds of darling boy.” Blue is now happily in his forever home, thanks to our supporters and volunteers.