Cat Volunteers Wanted

C.A.R.E. volunteers have been working hard getting our new adoption center ready on the North side of Chicago. We're not quite ready for prime time, but almost! A simple storefront has been turned into a cat sanctuary. Our research led us to the 'catio' concept, with a generous amount of space allocated per cat, along with climbing trees, scratch posts, beds, etc. The atmosphere is colorful and upbeat.  Read more...

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Have you been to a C.A.R.E. Adoption Event?

Every weekend C.A.R.E. Volunteers go to local stores to show off wonderful pets for adoption.

As a foster-based rescue group, C.A.R.E. relies on adoption events to showcase our animals, educate, and reach out to the community. Our adoption events at retail partners have become an invaluable part of C.A.R.E.'s activities. The adoptable animals get exposure, and the stores provide a venue for 'meet and greet' sessions. C.A.R.E. volunteers freely give advice on pets - ask us anything, and we're glad to help problem-solve. C.A.R.E. is dedicated to responsible pet ownership: spaying/neutering; lifetime commitment to pets; regular vaccinations, etc. We sometimes find new volunteers who connect with us at these events. We can always use more animal-loving volunteers! read more

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Remembering Pauline Yearwood

Please join us in remembering Pauline Yearwood, who passed away Dec. 22, 2015, from pancreatic cancer. Pauline was a devoted volunteer for C.A.R.E. for 17 years and gave her time selflessly. Most recently, she filled the role of adoption counselor, and helped dozens of homeless cats find adoptive homes. Pauline was a remarkably kind woman, an animal lover and activist, vegan, and a true original. Pauline will be remembered fondly and missed by many.

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Support C.A.R.E. on #GIVINGTUESDAY - Tuesday December 1

C.A.R.E. is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday by joining the #ILGive initiative!

We give thanks on Thanksgiving, go to the mall on Black Friday, and browse the web on Cyber Monday. Now, we have a day dedicated to giving back. On #GivingTuesday (this year on December 1), nonprofits, families, businesses, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

In Illinois, Donors Forum is coordinating this initiative -- #ILGive -- and we have one bold goal: $12 million raised by Illinois nonprofits from 100,000 individual donors -- in one day.


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Join us for the Subaru Honor Ride & Run

On Sunday June 7, C.A.R.E. Volunteers will be out in force to support Evanston Subaru in Skokie's Honor Ride & Run. We'll be manning registration, support tables and welcoming everyone back at the end of the race. No animals will be present, but you can always talk to our volunteers about our adoptables and the important work we do for the community.

Click here to register or get more information on the Honor Ride.

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Ten Thousand Villages Shopping Event

Please join us Tuesday, May 5, from 6 to 9 PM for our Shopping Event at Ten Thousand Villages, 719 Main Street. The store is generously donating a percentage of sales to C.A.R.E. - so you can help two non-profits at once. Ten Thousand Villages sells goods made by artisans in developing countries, from jewelry to home décor to coffee and tea. We'll provide wine, soft drinks and snacks - come and visit with us even if you're not a shopper!

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C.A.R.E.'s Pet Food Pantry

C.A.R.E. has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry since 2011 to supply pet food and supplies for cats and dogs, but also for smaller pets such as birds, ferrets, hamsters, etc. This program ensures that animals are not entering shelters because of financial reasons. We are helping families keep their beloved pets, which is good for the families, the animals and the community. Each week, we help anywhere from 50 to 80 pet owners. We also provide advice regarding pet health and low-cost spay/neuter and vet services.

If you'd like to volunteer or donate to this important cause, read more about the Pet Food Pantry.

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