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 had a great time at the Seaside Doggie Dash
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.  We know she gets along with dogs, cats, and kids.  Cadence went to the Seaside Doggie Dash last Saturday and here's what her handler had to say. "She could not have been a better mannered or more enthusiastic participant. She was so happy to be in the race and zip around (I think she hoped to win) but also loved seeing all the people and other dogs and being out and about. She was so well-behaved and easy to walk, totally unfazed by all the action, just seeming to really soak in all that was happening and getting the chance to be out in the world."

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

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Tinkerbelle, Ella, and Sugar  

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

One of our fanciful cat room volunteers has this to say about Tinkerbell: "A cat who mends pots and kettle, Tinker is tops as charming and sweet. But often, too, shows her mettle. A silver and gray tabby who's petite and quite neat. Two years old we are told. And you ask, "Does she fly?" Why fly she might for she is a sprite. And if I got this just right, she flies not as a loner, but perhaps with her owner. So taking Tinkerbelle home well could be an adventure. And if you two do fly together, forever then you must trust in fairy dust. With this I do end my fairy tale story."


​​Ella has been at shelter since last August, because she's a senior (she's seven) and because she needs to be an only dog.  This Blue Heeler/Lab mix just adores all the volunteers, but does not like other dogs at all.  She loves her walks and play times and can go into full blown puppy zoomies out in the play yard.  Here she is giving Libby Olson, Miss Clatsop County's Outstanding Teen,a big smooch.  We know there are lots of people who want only one dog and we're hoping you'll come visit and fall in love with Ella.



Our volunteers have lots of good things to say about Sugar, our two and a half year old golden tabby.  Here are some examples.  "Her coat suggests a gilded sunrise and the fading amber of sunset. Her size reflects a too well fed feline who simply loves to dine."  "She loves laps and will snuggle up to you for strokes.  She likes having her tummy rubbed.   While she obviously craves human attention and wants to spend time close to most of our volunteers and visitors, Sugar can also become overstimulated with too much physical contact. She will never be a good cat for small children, but she has much love to give to an experienced cat person."

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