In 2014 Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) joined shelter groups throughout the country in adopting the Asilomar Accords, (as they were originally written) a fair and understandable way of reporting on the work of animal rescue groups. 

The Asilomar Accords—used by such organizations as PAWS, Chicago Animal Care and Control and the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society— were developed by animal welfare leaders to find common ground, put aside differences and work collaboratively to reach the ultimate goal of ending the euthanasia of healthy and treatable companion animals. The Accords provide a method of outlining C.A.R.E.’s expectations of the animals we adopt out to our community, and give C.A.R.E. supporters a clearer understanding of the criteria we use.

C.A.R.E.’s philosophy and approach for the past 20 years has been that all adoptable animals—those who are healthy, capable of rehabilitation, and/or trainable/manageable—be re-homed.

We have helped families from Glenview, Chicago, Morton Grove, Des Plaines and Wilmette who have had to re-home their pets.  We have transferred cats from Evanston and Skokie Animal Controls.  Our dogs and cats and quite a few neonatal kittens have come from Chicago Animal Care and Control. For a small, volunteer-run foster-based animal adoption operation, C.A.R.E.’s statistics remain above the 95 percentile. 

We look forward to the day when there are no more homeless pets but until that time, C.A.R.E. remains committed to matching people and pets, and supporting our community.

Full details of C.A.R.E.’s statistics can be viewed online at these links:

2016 Adoption Numbers
2015 Adoption Numbers
2014 Adoption Numbers