Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of Chicago's North Shore by fostering and supporting healthy, positive relationships between people and companion animals. C.A.R.E. rehomes companion pets into safe, healthy, lifelong homes; serves as an educational and counseling resource; and works to reduce pet overpopulation. Read more about C.A.R.E. here.

from hope to home capital campaign and C.A.R.E.'s NEW ADOPTION CENTER

C.A.R.E.'s new building at 4927 Main Street, Skokie, Ill., will enable the organization to expand its efforts to rescue and re-home dogs and cats.

Be part of this exciting opportunity to leave your mark on the North Shore’s newest animal rescue and adoption center.

C.A.R.E. News
Adoption Center Hours

For the month of August we will have limited days and times that we will be open to view our cats and dogs while we recruit and train our volunteer caretakers and client service staff. Adoptions will be conducted by appointment for the month of August while we train adoption counselors.

If you see a cat or dog on our website that you are interested in, please fill out our cat questionnaire or dog questionnaire and a C.A.R.E. adoption counselor will contact you to answer any of your questions and to set up a meet and greet with the pet.


C.A.R.E.’s new Adoption Center opens to the public on Saturday, August 4, with a ribbon-cutting at noon, followed by building tours, snacks, photos with our mascot, and more. 

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