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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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.

Results: 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.

Target demographics: exotic animals in need

Geographic areas served: Bridgeport

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

Community Stories

160 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Mary479

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of visiting CARE and seeing the services they provide large cats and other exotic animals on a firsthand basis. Safety is emphasized and underscored - you are not visiting a petting zoo or touch tank. The volunteers and workers are all on the same page on what to do and how to do it and it shows in the animals faces and spaces they live in.

Donna272

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people at C.A.R.E are by far the greatest people I have ever been so lucky to meet in my lifetime. If I could I would move so I could live close to them and be apart of their exordinary way -daily. I never felt more whole and complete in my life as the times I spent volunteering at The Center with the people and animals.

Board Member

Rating: 5

CARE is a most Precious place providing for such awesome exotic animals! The exotics are all so special as are all the exotics in the world! Thank you Lyddia, the most awesome Tigress I have ever met who stole my heart. Not understanding how I can bond with another, and then came Mwali! My best animal friend in the world that I would be honored to give my life up for him if it was necessary! Thank you Roscoe, Zeus, Spotty, Tawney, Levi, Noel, Dahlia, Milo, Araali, Jelani, Zuberi, Boomer, Slade and all the others for giving me and the other humans at CARE so much love! Truly, God's Anointing embraces CARE!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CARE is by far the best organization I have ever been to and had the pleasure of interning at. This home for rescued exotics is a place where these animals can live out the rest of their lives in a safe and loving environment. I have never met people who genuinely care for animals as much as they do. The amount of blood, sweat and tears these workers put in is evident when seeing how happy the cats are. The Center for Animal Research and Education will always hold a strong place in my heart.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CARE is staffed and supported by the most hard working and devoted people I've ever met in my life. Their selfless dedication to the welfare of the resident animals and the knowledge they posses is unrivaled.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They show great compassion and CARE for the animals! They have expert knowledge in animal husbandry and take extensive care in everything they do for the animals!!

Charlotte41

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome place. Heidi and her staff do a great job caring for these beautiful animals. The grounds are so clean and the animals loom so happy.

Kristie5

Donor

Rating: 5

The staff at C.A.R.E. go above and beyond to make sure each and every animal at C.A.R.E. is healthy, happy, loved and FREE. Yes, I said free because the environment that most of these animals were rescued from made it possible for them to call C.A.R.E. their forever home. The staff also takes great care of all the visiting humans too. I love C.A.R.E. and if you go visit...you will fall in love too.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Center for Animal Research and Education is a non profit big cat sanctuary. The people at C.A.R.E. are amazing. The animals at C.A.R.E. have clean enclosures and are well fed. Many volunteers at C.A.R.E. spend every minute of their day to make sure these animals have the best life possible. C.A.R.E. welcomes everyone to visit the compound and make donations to help take care of the animals. C.A.R.E. makes you feel like family.

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Annie48

Donor

Rating: 5

An AMAZING facility to LEARN THE RIGHT WAY to CARE and for and value our beloved exotic animal friends! The people who operate and volunteer at CARE are always so polite, professional, and personable when you visit.
This is my ongoing vacation destination and primary non-profit organization to support, and it will remain so. I KNOW that my donations and time are well-spent to support these animals and the people who dedicate their lives to care for them in the most beautiful way.
THANK YOU for your CARE. See you soon!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'll put this as simply as I can without seeming gushy: The amazing people of CARE are true representatives of everything good in the world. (and that's not gushing!)
Aptly named, the folks at CARE are truly committed to the well-being of the animals who live on their premises and the humans who support them.
These people sincerely want what is best for all species: To nurture and to enrich through the best possible care and education they can provide.
This is a top-notch facility that I strive to visit at least twice per year, and fully support in any manner possible, and will continue to do so for the rest of my days.
BRAVO, CARE!
*pictured is Jamie Reed on our first tour at CARE in Spring, 2015.

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Mallory4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Center for Animal Research and Education is truly the greatest place in the world. These animals are loved and taken care of, and you can see it in their eyes how full their souls are. Not only are the animals spectacular, but the people are everything! They are my family, and there is truly no place like it!