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
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.
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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.Read More
When it comes to supporting animal rescue, few can top the zeal of a group of first-graders in Winnetka. Over one week in April, Miss Marcie Teodoro’s class of 14 first-grade students at the Hubbard Woods Elementary School held a donation drive on behalf of C.A.R.E.
The Donation Drive was held in response to a classroom visit by C.A.R.E. volunteers Laura Andrews and Margaret Sinn-Pong to talk to the students about animal rescue.Read More
C.A.R.E. was honored to be a part of the Subaru Share the Love fundraising event this past December at Evanston Subaru in Skokie. A big THANK YOU to Rob Paddor and Evanston Subaru in Skokie for the generous donation and continued support of local organizations. The check presentation celebration took place on March 24, 2016.Read More
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...Read More
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 moreRead More
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.Read More