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.


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.

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.

Cadence has been at the shelter since last November.  When this seven year old Pit mix came in, she was somewhat hesitant with new people, but she's settled in nicely and welcomes attention from all the volunteers.  Cadence came in with a sister, Cinnamon, because their owner was unable to care for them any longer.  We know she gets along with dogs, cats, and kids.  She's a calm girl, easy to walk, and she loves cookies.  Cadence is our current "lobby dog," watching all the goings on from behind the counter.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Volunteer Picks:
Molli, Bailey, and Dandelion  

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

Molli came in with a double ear infection which threw her balance off and made her run in circles. We’ve cleared up her infection, so she’s ready to be adopted and eager to find a home. Molli is almost four and a high energy girl. She’s great with kids and other dogs, but has to go to a home with no cats. As you can see here, she’s a very classy-looking Doberman.


Bailey has been with us way too long, since last August.  When this senior girl first came in, she was pretty cranky.  Her owner had passed away and she was most likely going through the grieving process while also trying to adjust to shelter life.

She’s come a long way since then.  Volunteer Jerri says “Once Bailey gets to know (and trust) you, she enjoys a nice lap sit and would do well with someone looking for a companion rather than a playmate.”  Bailey is ten and a half (so about middle aged in cat terms). She’s declawed, so she’s going to need to be an indoor-only cat. 




Dandelion is a handsome orange/buff dilute tabby.  He loves attention, and just melts into a puddle when you pet him. He kneads like crazy as soon as you start petting him too; it's adorable! Dandelion was picked up as a stray and treated for saltwater poisoning. He's recovered fully and is ready to find his special person/family to go home with. Here he is with Libby Olsen, Miss Clatsop County's Outstanding Teen 





Clatsop Animal Assistance

Clatsop Animal Assistance

  • 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.

Our most recent IRS form 990 is available at Guidestar