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Welcome to Clatsop Animal Assistance. We are located in Warrenton Oregon (just outside of Astoria). Clatsop Animal Assistance, Inc. (CAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and providing for the needs of the Clatsop County Animal Shelter’s homeless pets. CAA volunteers work hard to improve the quality of life for these animals, most directly by assisting the Animal Shelter, which has limited resources with which to deal with strays and unwanted pets within Clatsop County.

  • CAA pays for veterinary care as well as antibiotics and other critical medicines that aren’t covered in the shelter’s budget.  CAA also pays a portion of the spay/neuter fees for animals adopted out of the shelter.
  • CAA purchases cat litter and other supplies, and pays for grooming costs not covered by the shelter’s budget.
  • CAA supports the shelter’s adoption program, sponsoring promotional ads and holding adoption events.
  • CAA maintains an adoption booth at Astoria’s Sunday Market every other week from May through part of September every year.
  • CAA is committed to reducing pet overpopulation: we support spay/neuter programs financially and work to educate the public on the importance of spaying or neutering their pets.

More about us All our members are volunteers. We have an open membership, and there are no dues. CAA holds adoption events and fundraisers throughout the year. Much of our work is made possible by your tax deductible donations.  You can see a brief explanation of our 2014 expenditures at our Events/News page.  A more detailed list of how your money is spent may be obtained upon request or by opening the annual report below. You can also learn more about our events, our adoption success stories, and how to become a volunteer just by clicking on one of the tabs at the upper left. Thank you for your support of CAA and the shelter, and remember:  CAA Cares About Animals.


Clatsop Animal Assistance, also known as CAA, is a 501©3 all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping the Clatsop County Animal Shelter’s homeless pets. We support these animals by providing funds to pay for veterinary care, spay/neuter fees, medicines, cat litter, grooming, specialty-diet foods, and other supplies not covered by the shelter budget. We promote the shelter animals by providing advertising and promotional materials and by sponsoring adoption events. ​CAA helps turn hardship and suffering into happy endings, sending a message of compassion and caring for animals out into the community.


CAA believes in complete transparency in its relationship with government, the public, its sponsors and donors. CAA aligns its practices with this belief by holding meetings open to the public and making financial reports available for the asking.

Our latest Annual Report is available by clicking here.



This adorable little five year old beagle mix was surrendered because he’s an escape artist, and not just from yards.  He’s gone out windows, doors, you name it. We’ve all found Riley to be a happy, friendly boy who loves his walks. One of our volunteers told me that while walking him the other day, she tripped and fell (not his fault) and Riley turned right around and started giving her kisses – what a lover. Because of Riley’s tendency to wander he’ll need a fenced yard.  He’s a hound and hounds follow their noses.  Other than that he should do well in any home.





Biscuit, Dandy, Ross, and Clementine

Biscuit is our Daily Astorian, KMUN, HITS, and 94.9 The Bridge Pet of the Week

Biscuit is a six year old buff domestic medium hair who came in as a stray.  This a sweet, gentle boy was shy when he first arrived, but he’s making progress and now loves attention and lap sitting.  He’s clearly been someone’s pet and is ready to find his forever home.

Biscuit sitting



Dandy is a nine year old gentle, loving boy with a long, luxurious black coat. This charmer was turned over to the shelter because his owner moved to a place where pets are not allowed. Not all cats adjust to life in the shelter where they share the cat adoption area with many other cats and kittens, but Dandy has taken it all in stride.  He’s also a fool for head scratches or lap time with humans. Dandy is more than ready to go to his new home where he can resume a life of luxury.



Ross is still puppyish at a year and a half.  Although this Pit/Boxer mix isn’t always at the front of his kennel when potential adopters walk by, he is very people-focused with the volunteers and eager to get out and walk or play.  Because of his size (64 pounds) and high energy level, he’ll need to be in a home with children 13 or over.  He knows some basic commands and, since he is treat-oriented and smart, he should be a fast learner.  The best home for Ross is one where he’ll get plenty of exercise and loving attention.



Volunteer Jerri tell us “Clementine is a beautiful adult tabby tuxedo female who just cannot live with dogs or other cats.   She loves adult people and thoroughly enjoys being a lap cat, but all those warm and fuzzy feelings go out the window when another 4 legged animal enters her line of sight. Seriously, bad things happen when Clementine sees a dog or another cat. The stress is just too much. Surely there’s someone out there who can offer this lovely miss a one and only place in their home!”