The New England Society for Abandoned Animals

Proactive Humane Programs for  Abandoned Animals





“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged on the way its animals are treated." 
 - Mahatma Gandhi

NESAA's Mission Statement:
To advocate, protect and rescue, abandoned and abused animals using a proactive, humane approach. We are committed to our "no kill" programs, increasing community awareness and creating progressive changes in animal welfare.


NESAA has a PayPal account that allows us to accept credit card donations securely online. 

For additional donation options please go to our Ways to Give  page.

NESSA's belief is that informing individuals about about the real issues within their community is critical. With their new- found knowledge, this will inspire them to join our "no kill" efforts for compassionate, humane changes.

  • Each year, over 7 million animal friends are euthanized (needlessly killed).
  • Massachusetts is ranked 16th in the U.S. for cat ownership and 50th in dog ownership for the US (American Veterinary Medical Association - 1/07 survey).
  • Despite the above statistic the cat is the least valued pet in the state of Massachusetts (MSPCA)
  • The state of Massachusetts has over 800,000 free roaming cats (MSPCA).
  • The state of Massachusetts has no known free roaming dogs to even create a statistic (Animal Rescue League). Free-roaming does not mean surrendered to a shelter


P.O. Box 1041, Osterville, MA 02655

(508) 771-7800 . Fax (508) 771-7801

Cat shot, apparently hit by car in Mashpee
A domestic short-haired cat — dubbed Dempsey because of his fighting spirit — is in the care of a veterinarian after being shot and apparently run over by a car in Mashpee.  Read more 

The society is offering a $500 reward, through an anonymous donor, to whomever helps find Dempsey’s attacker and is asking anyone with information to call 508-771-7800 or write to P.O. Box 1041, Osterville, MA 02655. The agency is at 89 S. Main St., Unit A-1, in Centerville.