The Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E. ™) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and volunteer-run organization that was established in 1987 and has, since then, endeavored in finding homes for abandoned animals, serving as an educational and counseling resource for present and prospective owners, and working to decrease animal overpopulation.
The CARE Shelter has one visiting room, two washrooms, and a vestibule which is used to showcase animals to prospective adopters. The organization manages to have over 400 cats and dogs adopted on a yearly basis. Though a majority of the animals adopted are within the 2-5 year old range, the CARE volunteers still manage to find loving homes for a large percentage of its older animals.
Over 100 volunteers take charge over the Shelter’s operations. With each volunteer putting in between 3 to 30+ hours every week, the organization is able to assume full responsibility for all of the Shelter’s charges. The following are just some of the functions that they perform:
- Walking and exercising animals
- Bathing and cleaning animals and their cages and kennels
- Caring for and medicating animals with special needs
- Working with Evanston Animal Wardens in complying with the Department of Agriculture’s rules and accreditation requirements
- Interviewing and matching potential adopters with appropriate pets
- Conducting information dissemination drives on responsible pet care
All donations made to CARE are tax deductible and go to providing medical services and high quality and prescription food for the animals. Donors are published in the organization’s quarterly newsletter, Pawprints. To make a donation, log on to https://www.networkforgood.org.
To learn more about CARE’s services, call (847) 705-2653 or visit its official website at http://www.care-evanston.org.
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