Center For Animal Research And Education Inc
Rating: 4.98 stars 120 120 reviews 7,114
245 County Road 3422 Bridgeport TX 76426 USA
The Center for Animal Research and Education's mission is to provide for a safe, permanent and loving home to exotic animals in need. CARE focuses on excellence in physical and emotional care, advocating animal welfare through education, and conducting minimally-invasive research that will improve living conditions for captive animal populations world-wide.
Operation Cool Cats, CARE’s ongoing summer project for building in-ground swimming pools for all of the tigers, is in full swing. So far, Chompers, Consuela, and Bonnie, Clyde and Levi have had pools built in their enclosures – and they love them! The summer heat can be very hard on the cats (especially our older cats) so providing cats with swimming pools as a means of cooling themselves off is essential. While the cats are provided with above ground pools every summer, we felt as if permanent, cemented, in-ground pools were a more viable alternative. Our volunteers and interns have been hard at work digging holes for the pools and then securing the pools in the holes with cement. While the building can be labor intensive, it is entirely worth it to see the cats enjoying the cool water and being able to stay cool in the Texas heat. By the end of this summer, we are hoping to have a completed in-ground swimming pool in each tiger enclosure.
exotic animals in need
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Lacy's Hope, Internships, Adoption and Sponsorship, Educational Tours, Husbandry and Veterinary Professional Development, Research
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Wonderful organisation, have not had the chance to visit yet (other side of the world) but look forward to meeting the cats when I eventually make it there!
Nothing makes me happier than logging on to my computer/smart phone and seeing the friendly CARE workers working hard towards giving these wonderful animals everything they need to keep them safe and happy. I've been a follower of CARE for a while now, mainly through the BigCatDerek youtube channel, and seeing how well the cats are cared for in an entertaining manner is genius. I've fallen in love with the cats and the CARE family, and I would love nothing more than to be able to give more to the facility than a 'like' here or a 'comment' there. So if anyone is thinking about putting money and an extra bit of love into a worthy organisation then CARE is definitely that place. The quirky and entertaining videos have created it's own pride of thousands of people and the fact that having this spotlight is being used to spread messages of positivity and animal awareness is truly wonderful.
I have been following Big Cat Derek on You Tube for a year now and it always brings a smile to my face, especially seeing how much care and compassion the center gives to each of their precious animals. You can tell the animals love being at CARE just the way they brush up against their cage, purr, squeak or snuffle!!! Each one of them has their own personality which Derek always brings to light in his videos! Derek also gets video clips of the interns interacting with the animals and they are always so kind and friendly to them. Heidi has also been on video and the animals just love her very much....she has so much love for them as well!!! I have never visited this facility personally, but I hope to one day !!!
I follow Big Cat Derek and CARE on Twitter and am amazed at the dedication shown by Heidi and Derek along with the Interns and volunteers. They manage so much with so little. The close relationship they have with the animals without stifling their instinctive behaviour is inspiring. The care, compassion and respect shown to the older cats as they come to the end of their lives demonstrates the genuine love they have for the residents of the facility. If you are reading this while trying to decide who to make a donation to please choose CARE. They will put every penny to good use to make the lives of the beautiful big cats better.
Amazing organization! Their people truly cares for their animals.
If only there were more nonprofit organisations like this one! To see the amount of commitment, time and compassion CARE puts into its animals is nothing less than amazing.
I am a full supporter of CARE and what they do, Although I live a few states away Ive watched from afar, and fell in love with the animals that they have provided homes for, this rescue center deserve so much.
The people at CARE are up front and honest about every desicion theve made, they do things as legaly, safely, and as caring as possible. They truly care for not just their animals, but all animals, and thats how a rescue center should be.
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The Center for Animal Research and Education or CARE is an organization that not only changes the lives of the animals that call it home... It changes the lives of the people who encounter it.
I started out as just a supporter over the Internet about 3 years ago, then I started volunteering in October 2015.
My life is changed. My morals, my plans, my goals, who I am; is changed.
I truly believe that CARE changed my life, I truly believe that the lives of the people and animals in the organization saved me. Not from dying or suicide.
I was saved from simply existing in my simple world. CARE has given me the opportunity to LIVE... Really live, while affecting the lives of others - even if it's in a small way.
The animals that I've come to know at CARE have taught me so much about life and about myself. The people who built CARE into what it is today inspire me to work hard, to persevere, to allow myself to feel, to educate myself and other people, and to always give what I can.
I know I'm rambling, but that's okay. You can't convey the blessing that is CARE with just words...
You can't just read about CARE to even begin to understand what an amazing organization it is. You have to expirience it.
Come out for a tour. (Tour info is at carerescuetexas.com)
Come expirience The Center for Animal Research and Education.
Come expirience what it means to CARE. ❤️
I visited CARE back in October, and seeing how content, happy, and well-cared for these animals were was just amazing. It is so obvious that everyone that works with this facility is truly passionate about these animals, and loves them very much.
I donated a small amount to an Indigogo campaign for new enclosures. The campaign turned out to be a success and the baby tiger and lions will be getting specialized enclosures. The reason I donated is I trust the Center for animal research and education to continue its stellar care of large cats and rescue animals.