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Official DDAF Grantee

New England Society For Abandoned Animals was founded in 2007 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving Cape Cod, Massachusetts and several towns on the south shore. 

NESAA is one of the few organizations in the area that does hands-on rescue work w -- ranging from neglect, abuse and abandonment cases, to assistance with strays and our TNR program with ferals. ​​

NESAA strives to fill a major gap within the community offering programs aimed at helping  those animals not otherwise supported. 


NESAA is a foster-based organization and is thus able to ensure that the funds raised are used to benefit the animals. NESAA does not receive government funds and depend on donations from individuals and grants from foundations. 

New England Society For Abandoned Animals

"To advocate, protect and rescue, abandoned and abuse animals using a proactive humane approach. Committed to our "no kill" programs, increasing community awareness and creating progressive changes in animal welfare"

NESAA Mission

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.


As a “no-kill” organization, NESAA has a no-exceptions spay/neuter policy, which is incorporated into and drives every program implemented by the organization.   NESAA believes that by using aggressive spay/neuter policies and focusing efforts on curtailing the increase in the population of cats, both domestic and feral, and then in reducing their populations, this will result in residents with healthier pets and Cape Cod with a much lower number of feral cat colonies and abandoned animals that are breeding.