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Phone: 940-683-8115
245 County Road 3422
Bridgeport
Texas 76426
USA
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Target demographics: exotic animals in need

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assist with cleaning enclosures, facility maintenance, office work, leading tours, fund-raising, special events, and much more.

Geographic areas served: Bridgeport

Programs: Lacy's Hope, Internships, Adoption and Sponsorship, Educational Tours, Husbandry and Veterinary Professional Development, Research

Mission:
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.
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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.

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08/04/14
I HAVE BEEN VISITING C.A.R.E. SINCE 2002 AND POSTED A REVIEW IN JAN. 2012. I VISITED AGAIN NOV. 2013 AND AM STILL IN AWE OF THESE CATS AND THEIR CARETAKERS. WHAT BEAUTIFUL, MAJESTIC ANIMALS THEY ALL ARE. AND NOW, THERE ARE SOME LITTLE CUBS THAT LAYLA AND SAMPSON ARE THE GRANDPARENTS OF. I'... more »
08/04/14
I volunteered there a while ago, and absolutely loved it!! They are an amazing organization that is devoted to educating people on these big cats, and other animals that call CARE home. They are all dedicated to providing excellent care of each individual that calls CARE home! I cannot wait to ... more »
08/04/14
I visted CARE in January 2014 and it was a great start to the year. The people here are so passionate and loving toward the animals. I found out about CARE on the Vine App and had to visit. I highly recommend anyone wanting to get some information or family's to go and love this organization... more »
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