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Pet shelters for life

The Cape Ann Animal Aid in Gloucester, with about 100 cats and dogs, is a place where the once-controversial “no-kill” shelter movement has taken root, part of the transformation in the treatment of unwanted animals in Massachusetts and across the country.

The shelter does not euthanize its dogs or cats, unless they are gravely ill or overly aggressive. It tries to get them all adopted.

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