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.

If you would like to make a one time donation to our foundation please click the button below and donate any dollar amount you wish.  All donations are greatly appreciated!

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Supportive words from Mariel Hemingway, a member of NESAA's Board of Directors.


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

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Help support animals on Cape Cod, attend Pints for Pups event August 1st

Cold Noses Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 non profit and we are hosting Pint for Pups Cape Cod on August 1st. We would like to have an on air PSA if possible. We also have a banner ad if that is something you are able to put up on your website. I have attached that here as well. Please contact me with any questions. Thank you very much!

Cold Noses Foundation, Inc. (CNF) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for homeless and neglected animals locally and globally. CNF provides funding to animal rescues for spay and neuter, medical care, emergency relief during natural disasters, education and more. 

Main Point: Come raise a glass for homeless animals as we celebrate the third annual Pints for Pups Cape Cod. Join the Cold Noses Foundation, NESAA and MSPCA as we eat, drink and bid on auction items at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa on August 1st at 6pm. First drink is free! Tickets online at or at the door.

9 Lives for $9 - Best Friends Animal Society

Event to be held on Sunday June 22nd, 2014 at Prova Restaurant and Bar in Hyannis

NESAA is pleased to announce that its volunteers are organizing a Martinis for Mutts and Cats event on Sunday, June 22nd from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.  The first drink will be sponsored by the Prova Restaurant and Bar, 415 Main Street, Hyannis.  A $20 donation at the door entitles the guest to two vouchers. One voucher can be used for one complimentary cocktail and the other automatically enters the attendee in the raffle.  Read More

Ticket cost is $20.00 per person.  Please click below to purchase tickets now.

NESAA Adult Cats Waiting for Adoption Adoption Fees for Adult Cats Waived
Please consider adopting Leon, Penny, Kyle, Barney, Highlander or Huxley today! Most adoptable cats are at NESAA’s satellite adoption center at PetSmart, Rte 132 in Hyannis or Call 508 771 7800.  Click here for pictures and bios on the cats.

NESAA is looking for fill two open positions!

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The Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF,, a national non-profit organization founded by the legendary actress and animal welfare advocate, has provided a grant to New England Society for Abandoned Animals (NESAA) to support their work in reducing unwanted litters of kittens and to improving the health of their rescued felines. 
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Youth Helping Animals Program Continues Collaboration with NESAA: After School Program organized by Barnstable Youth Services/Recreation

Over the past weeks, ten children from the Barnstable Recreation Youth Services “Youth Helping Animals” program visited the New England Society for Abandoned Animals (NESAA) and supported them with a towel/blanket and pet items drive. Part of the program was a visit of NESAA’s Satellite Adoption Center, located at Pet Smart in Hyannis. The program “Youth Helping Animals” is an after school youth leadership program aimed at 6th and 7th graders who attend the Barnstable Intermediate School in Hyannis. The program is organized by Barnstable Youth Services Coordinator Sally-Ann Imes, an avid animal lover who has been personally involved with NESAA for several years. Read More

Special needs animals need a special someone...Finding a “fur” ever home
Kittens are adorable. There’s no doubt about that. Their popularity is emphasized by how quickly they’re scooped up from local animal shelters. But what about older cats or cats with special needs? Where can they go? Read More

Brendan Geggatt of Falmouth joins NESAA Advisory Board

The New England Society for Abandoned Animals (NESAA) is pleased to announce that Brendan Geggatt has joined its Advisory Board.

Founder and President Deborah Doe said: “This expansion is part of our new vision for the organization. We are now going into our 7th year as a no-kill shelter in Centerville (across from the Regency nursing home) and our satellite adoption center at PetSmart in Hyannis. We have become the go-to organization when it comes to rescues and feral cats and we’re ready to expand our outreach efforts. Adding more advisory board members is a great way to accomplish this goal.” Read More

Jennifer Bronstein of Centerville joins NESAA Advisory Board

The New England Society for Abandoned Animals (NESAA) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Bronstein of Centerville has joined its Advisory Board. Read More

Volunteers Remember Maureen Sylvester

Last October one of NESAA’s steadfast volunteers Maureen Sylvester passed away at age 64 in Cedar Park, TX with family by her side.

She had volunteered for NESAA for many, many, years and she was always a joy to be around. The animals loved her, she always knew just what to say and do.maureenMaureen loved her family and making people smile. She had an incredible sense of humor, loved to laugh and always was there for family and friends. Maureen was adored by everyone and made friends everywhere. She loved animals and the animals loved her. She was a loyal volunteer, serving many hours at NESAA’s shelter in Centerville. She will be missed dearly.

NESAA Waives Adoption Fee for Adult Cats and Offers Special Discounted Adoption Fees for Kittens through December 31st, 2013 

The New England Society for Abandoned Animals (NESAA) has announced that it is currently waiving the adoption fee for adult cats over the age of 1.  

As a Best Friends Animal Society No More Homeless Animals Program, NESAA has joined the Best Friends Help Save’m All™ adoption push by offering a special discount for kittens, through the end of the year. Read More

Pet Smart Organizes Santa Claws In-store Photo Event on Saturday December 7th and 14th at PetSmart, Festival Plaza, Hyannis to benefit NESAA
The New England Society for Abandoned Animals (NESAA) is pleased to announce that Pet Smart will organize the next Santa Claws In-store Photo event on Saturdays December 7th and 14th between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Bring your own camera and your pet and snap a picture of your pet with Santa. Read More

Carter's Story
Last June, 2013, one of NESAA’s dedicated volunteers brought home a very skinny and weak 4-5 week old feral kitten they named Carter.  Carter was born with badly deformed front legs and walked on his elbows.  His back legs didn’t work at all and he would drag them as he tried to keep up with the other kittens at the NESAA Rescue and Education Center.  Carter also suffered from severe tremors that would affect his entire little body. A veterinarian thought that Carter had an incurable neurological problem and suggested that he be put to sleep.  But the NESAA volunteer wanted to wait and see how Carter would do with extra care and affection, and brought him home to foster. Read More

NESAA Waives Adoption Fee for Adult Cats through December 31st, 2013

ooking for Special Adoptive Parents for Adult Cats Including Some with Dietary Needs

The New England Society for Abandoned Animals (NESAA) has announced that it is currently waiving the adoption fee for adult cats over the age of 1.  NESAA has many healthy cats available for adoption, but it is especially looking for adoptions of cats with special needs. They do not require anything else but a special diet and sometimes a few extra vet visits. Otherwise they’re healthy, spayed/neutered, vaccinated and treated for parasites, ready to go to a loving Forever Home.  Read More

Rescue Chocolate

The New England Society for Abandoned Animals (NESAA) is pleased to announce that it will receive a portion of the proceeds from every piece of Rescue Chocolate sold at

If you love chocolate and you’re interested in buying it on-line, now there’s a chance to help support NESAA at the same time. To buy Rescue Chocolate, simply go to and type the name of NESAA into the Gift Note field on the Cart before Checkout. Rescue Chocolate will then donate a portion of the proceeds to NESAA. Read More: Rescue Chocolate

NESAA Launches Their Own Coffee!

Our friends at have launched a line of Rescue Roast Gourmet Coffee in our honor and are donating ALL proceeds directly to us! There is a limited supply and the cost is only $6 per bag of freshly ground gourmet coffee with our logo on it! Just click here to order:

Looking for a way to support our organization? Here are two ways you can do just that!

Benefit Wines
In partnership with Benefit Wines, NESAA is introducing their new line of charity wines,  a lineup of six estate grown imported wines.  These delectable wines, imported from Lontue Valley, Chile are highly rated and affordably priced for the wine and charity lover.  A significant portion of the purchase price is donated to NESAA in their continuing efforts including (add one sentence here about what your organization does) These limited edition Benefit Wines are now available online at:

The Wines:
The certified organic and vegan friendly wines – Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec and Pinot Noir – are produced on a free trade vineyard in Lontue Valley, Chile. To learn more about the wines, please visit

Below each wine selection you will see the total dollar amount of your purchase that directly benefits New England Society for Abandoned Animals and our continuing efforts to advocate, protect and rescue, abandoned and abused animals using a proactive, humane approach. NESAA is committed to its “no kill” programs, increasing community awareness and creating progressive changes in animal welfare.

A Peek at the Offerings:
The Collector’s Pack of wines presented by the New England Society for Abandoned Animals includes one bottle each of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Malbec, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.  This package makes a great gift for family, friends and co-workers! $34.01 of the purchase price of this product benefits the New England Society for Abandoned Animals.

You can either click on the link: to order directly on-line or you can click on the linkS below to download our order forms which you can then fax directly to Benefit Wines.

Wine Description Sheet:

Wine Order Form:


Here’s another great way to support NESAA! Use the link below to go to your favorite shopping sites and support NESAA and the animals at no extra cost to you.