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.


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 when the facility opens in Fall 2017.

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Donate on 11/29 for #GIVINGTUESDAY and #ILGIVE

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. It’s a simple idea.


It's a Cat's Life Video

C.A.R.E. volunteers have captured on video what we do at our Cat Adoption Center. Socializing, exercising and stimulating the cats is a big part of our job there. And, yes, letting them be cats, including climbing, jumping and snooping around. We think the cats are pretty happy there, but our goal is to get them adopted into loving furever homes.

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