You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


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.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week