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

Our goal for year one is $300,000.

Please join the Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E) in building a brighter future for homeless companion animals. C.A.R.E. is working to enrich the humane traditions of the North Shore with a permanent Shelter and Adoption Center for unwanted dogs and cats, puppies and kittens. C.A.R.E has laid the foundation for achieving this goal by purchasing a building in the heart of Skokie at 4927 Main Street.

The purchase of the building was made possible by the contributions of devoted donors over the course of a decade, a committed volunteer team holding hundreds of fundraising events, and C.A.R.E.’s careful fiscal management.

To take the next step — to get from hope to home for C.A.R.E. and so many needy pets — we are inviting others who share our commitment to be part of creating a new compassionate animal shelter for the North Shore that rescues neglected companion animals and adopts them into lifelong homes.

Together we can transform C.A.R.E.’s new home to create a permanent legacy to the humanitarian values and spirit that makes this shelter possible.

All donations for the capital campaign of $500 or more will be included on a permanent display at the new building. And, C.A.R.E. is honored to provide opportunities for donors to honor beloved pets and pet lovers or to show their own support for C.A.R.E.'s humane work through naming opportunities at the new shelter and adoption center.

For all large donations or to secure naming rights, please contact Gail Lovinger Goldblatt at or 847-602-5067.


State Senator Daniel Biss

Patricia Cahill, DVM
Holistic Vet

Barbara Carlson, DVM
Howard Street Animal Hospital

Wendy DeCarlo-Young
Dog Obedience Group

State Representative Robyn Gabel

Alan Gerstner
Vice Chairman Skokie Zoning Board of Appeals & Executive Producer Skokie 4th of July Parade

Rodd Goldman
One North Kitchen & Bar

Bryan Haag, DVM & Sara May, DVM
Golf-Mil Veterinary Hospital

Felicia & Scott Holtz

Wendy Kaplan
Skokie Theatre

Margaret Lee
President Emeritus, Oakton Community College

Barbara Lorsbach
Great Hearts Initiatives

Ross Mathee
North Shore Community Bank

Randy Miles
Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar & Grill

Rob Paddor
Evanston Subaru in Skokie

Scott Schoeller
Contour Landscaping

Michael Sneed
Sun-Times Columnist

Bill Snowden
Evanston Subaru in Skokie

Christian Stolte & Kim Whitehead

Candus & Mark Suppelsa

Honorable George VanDusen
Mayor of Skokie