A solar panel array on the roof of C.A.R.E.’s Adoption Center at 4927 Main Street, Skokie, may not be the most “adorable” part of the building (our cats and dogs wear that crown!). But those solar panels, purchased with the support of a generous grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation and installed by Solar Service, Niles, Ill., are helping reduce C.A.R.E.’s utility bill considerably while preventing tons of carbon dioxide emissions from being released into the environment.Read More
Community Animal Rescue Effort, Skokie, Ill., has been selected by The Jackson Galaxy Project (JGP), a Signature Program of GreaterGood.org, to participate in the Spring 2019 Semester of Cat Pawsitive. This life-saving initiative is designed to keep adoptable shelter cats mentally and physically active using positive-reinforcement training. Supported by the Petco Foundation and Halo pet food, the training program aims to increase feline adoption rates and maintain cat “mojo.”Read More
The C.A.R.E. Pet Food Pantry’s goal is to provide emergency food support for cats and dogs of residents of Skokie and surrounding communities. Program participants will receive dog and/or cat food that has been donated by area pet supply businesses. In addition to food, the C.A.R.E. Pet Food Pantry may also offer various pet supplies (leashes, bowls, toys, etc.) as available.
“We want to help families keep pets in their homes rather than giving them up to a rescue group,” says Angela Love, the C.A.R.E. Kennel Director and a longtime volunteer at the Irving Park Food Pantry.Read More
C.A.R.E. Adopted More Dogs and Cats Than Ever in this Record Breaking Week!
C.A.R.E.’s "Share the Love / Bring Love Home" campaign ended this past Saturday. Amazingly, our #allvolunteer #allheart team of volunteers were able to find homes for 19 cats and 17 dogs! That's 36 lives changed for the better.Read More
On Tuesday, November 27, 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.
As an ALL-VOLUNTEER nonprofit, we don’t pay for staff expenses, so your donations go directly to the homeless pets we serve. As we kick off this season of giving, we hope you keep our furry friends in mind when donating on the most important fundraising day of the year.
DOUBLE YOUR DONATION TO C.A.R.E. ON FACEBOOK
The first $7 million in donations on Facebook starting at 7 am CST on 11/27 will be matched by Facebook and Paypal.
At C.A.R.E.’s Adoption Center, an installation of silvery Pet Tags in the building’s foyer offers people a way to honor special friends, family and pets.
Community Animal Rescue Effort’s newly opened Adoption Center has added a dramatic art installation that doubles as a way of financially supporting the organization’s animal rescue work. The installation, created by C.A.R.E. volunteer Karey Uhler, consists of an array of engravable discs, or Pet Tags. The silvery two-inch tags are securely attached to hooks and mounted in a grid on a matte-black wall. Every time the Adoption Center doors open, air movement causes the array to move and catch the light.Read More
During September 2018 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.
SEPTEMBER 2018 ADOPTION HOURS
Saturdays and Sundays* - 11am to 3pm
(we will be closed on Sunday 9/2)
Weekday visits by appointment - fill out adoption questionnaire through the link below
C.A.R.E. ADOPTION CENTER
4927 Main St
Skokie, IL 60077
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.Read More
Calling all pet-loving people who want to give back! C.A.R.E.’s beautiful new Adoption Center is opening soon in Skokie. The C.A.R.E. Volunteer Fair, slated for Sunday, July 22, from 11 am to 2 pm, at 4927 Main St., Skokie, will be your chance to visit the shelter and see how you can play a role.Read More
Congratulations to C.A.R.E.'s Strut For Strays top fundraiser, Rhonda! Here she is pictured with the prize bicycle, donated by The Pony Shop in Evanston. Her dog Uki is in front.
THANK YOU again, Rhonda, for your great support of C.A.R.E.
C.A.R.E. volunteers and friends sampled a delicious new fundraiser at February’s Beer Tasting & Trivia, held at Ten Ninety Brewing Co. in Glenview.
C.A.R.E. held its first annual Beer Tasting & Trivia Fundraiser on February 25, 2018, at Ten Ninety Brewing Co. in Glenview, Ill. C.A.R.E. volunteers and event planners Ellen McConnell, Diane Moe and Karey Uhler thought it would be fun to try a new type of event--and fun is exactly what it proved to be.
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C.A.R.E. supports causes as well as animals. On Sunday, June 10, 2018, C.A.R.E. volunteers will help our partners at Evanston Subaru in Skokie operate the annual Chicago Honor Ride 2018, developed by Ride2Recovery. The event, jointly sponsored by Evanston Subaru and United Airlines, benefits injured and healing military veterans.
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Winter can be hard on pets as well as people. Owners sometimes forget that their pets are just as used to indoor warmth as they are. Some owners leave pets outside for extended periods, thinking that all animals are adapted to live outdoors—but instead put their pets at risk from illness, frostbite, hypothermia or worse.Read More
Six-year-old Ava A. of Morton Grove, shown here with her mom Kristy and C.A.R.E. volunteer Barb, collected donations for our animals. Ava presented her first donation to us at an Adoption Event at Pet Supplies Plus in Morton Grove, then again at an event at Petsmart in Skokie—some $68 in all.Read More
Community Animal Rescue Effort debuts a new way to help pets find forever homes through a ‘pay-it-forward’ fundraising program that covers adoption fees.
The seed for C.A.R.E.’s recently debuted “Precious Pays It Forward” project was planted back in 1992 when a C.A.R.E. adopter named Andrew adopted an orange tabby named Zucchini. The cat was Andrew’s best friend for 19 years. When Zucchini was in his later years, Andrew made a donation to C.A.R.E. in honor of his companion to subsidize the adoptions of 10 difficult-to-place C.A.R.E. cats.Read More