Contact C.A.R.E.

Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of the 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.


What is C.A.R.E.?
How can I donate to C.A.R.E.?
Can I volunteer with C.A.R.E? What do volunteers do?
How can I adopt from C.A.R.E.? How do I meet animals for adoption?
Where does C.A.R.E. get its cats and dogs?
Does C.A.R.E. accept animals from members of the community?
Is C.A.R.E. a No-Kill Organization? What does that mean?
What is C.A.R.E.'s operating budget?
How can I find low cost veterinary care?
How do I update my adopted C.A.R.E. animal's Microchip Registration info?
I have found injured or abandoned wildlife, what should I do?
How is C.A.R.E. licensed?


847-705-2653 -- If you don't reach us, please leave a detailed message so we can have the appropriate volunteer return your call. Please repeat your phone number twice.


C.A.R.E. Mailing Address:

for donations or any correspondence with C.A.R.E.
P.O. Box 691
Skokie, IL 60077

C.A.R.E. Adoption center:

Saturdays - 11 am to 3 pm - Cat and Dog Adoptions
Sundays - 11 am to 3 pm -
Cat and Dog Adoptions
Tuesdays - 6 pm to 8 pm -
Cat and Dog Adoptions
Wednesdays - 6 pm to 8 pm -
Cat Adoptions Only
Thursdays - 6 pm to 8 pm -
Cat and Dog Adoptions

Visits by appointment at other times available

4927 Main Street
Skokie, IL 60077