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Community Animal Rescue & Educational Shelter

Rating: 4.98 stars   56 reviews 1,233

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% Lisa Lewis Brooksville FL 34604 USA

Mission:

To work with our community to strengthen the bond between animals and people as we enhance the quality of animals' lives through sheltering, compassion, responsible adoptions, education and community outreach.

Results:

We mostly do fundraisers to raise money for the medical care needed. We treat alot of heartworm positive dogs, do major bone, eye, and speciality surgeries.

Programs:

Foster and Volunteer

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Reviews for Community Animal Rescue & Educational Shelter

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

5 people found this review helpful

With CARES my family has gained knowledge and compassion for our community. Our children love volunteering. CARES has paved the path for our children to become compassionate adults. We are so grateful to have found CARES! Thanks to CARES our children are sharing their experiences with their peers.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer and supporter of this organization for almost 2 years now. I fall in love with every dog there, but one in particular pulled at my heartstrings this past December. Yeller had been dumped from a car and had only been at CARES for 2 weeks when I knew I had to have him for my very own. He was renamed Skipper and has made us the happiest fur-ever family in Hernando County. CARES always puts the need if the animal first. It is one lucky cat/dog that ends up in their care!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I have been a weekly volunteer at CARES since August 2014. Every dog that is lucky enough to end up at CARES is thoroughly socialized before Lisa allows it to be adopted into its fur-ever home. Their personal traits and characteristics are matched up so that they end up with families that will give them the love, care, and attention that some of them have never experienced. There are times that animals must be returned; when that happens, they are welcomed back into the CARES family until they can be matched up with another lucky family. All these animals want is to give and to receive love...that begins with their journey into the CARES family. I highly recommend any of these dogs to anyone ready to make a lifetime commitment to these precious animals.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I live in Ohio and and got Zoey (the cutest dog in the world) from Cares Rescue and she has brought me so much joy. Cares knew I was a first time dog owner and walk me through it step by step. I still reach out if I have questions and they always give me guidance. Class act rescue!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

We adopted our dog Pongo from Cares a few weeks ago and couldn't be happier. The ladies at Cares are so sweet and professional. They are on top of their site and I was impressed with how quickly they respond. If anyone is looking for a furry family member I would absolutely recommend going through Cares!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We adopted an older cocker from CARES even tho' she wasn't truly what we were hoping for, but she was so aloof, withdrawn I feared she would never get a home! She had 2 and a half years with us, and her love and affection that came with time was worth every effort. She was truly a great example in how much you can help an older dog, how much love they have to give, and how they can all be saved if we just open our hearts and try!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

About 3 years ago we adopted an older, black cocker from CARES. I adore the people of this rescue organization for seeing that this poor and despondent dog still should have an opportunity for a loving home and wonderful days for the rest of her life. Too many organizations take only those that are easy to find homes for, but CARES truly cares and helps in every way they can. What a wonderful opportunity to see that in action and to share our life with one who needed it so badly. Thank you and hugs to all!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

CARES is one of the most responsibly run rescues I've ever encountered. CARES encourages visits to their facility, helps the local homeless population take care of their pets needs, saves the lives of abandoned pets inside & outside of their community, takes necessary steps to determine adoption compatibility, and helps educate the public on animal welfare issues. This is a top notch organization that should be a role model for all animal rescues.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I'll never forget going to pickup my rescue baby,Elvis. Brussels Griffon, one eye and blind in that. A couple of snaggle teeth showing. Lisa drove him up to our car in a golf cart. It was love at first sight. Lisa and CARES itself is the BEST! They are always ready too help in any way. They love what they do. They just CARE

 
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2 people found this review helpful

My Lucky I had for 14 year's (the best girlfriend ever ) I prayed and looked for 1 1/2 year's for my next best girlfriend. Then I came across my Maggie she was 2 hour's away, but right down the street from where my father lives. CARES RESCUE. ....GOD leading me the whole time. Lisa definitely is a gift from God to ALL DOGS. I have never met someone so passionate and devoted to saving the animals in Florida and surrounding areas. When I picked Maggie up. I was amazed at how clean and organized her rescue was.
We have also adopted a great dog for my Father, what a wonderful companion Sammi is for him. Lisa continues to take care of our pet's with the Vet that she is affiliated with. Anytime I have a problem or questions about my Maggie Lisa is always available to help me. Cares Rescue is without a doubt the best place to start a family.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

We have worked with and donated to CARES for years. Lisa and Diane along with a dedicated core group of volunteers have made a tremendous difference for hundreds of shelter and owner turn in animals. They have one of the cleanest shelters I've ever seen. Besides taking in local dogs, they also go out in the community to help rescue those in need. This is what rescue is about.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I adopted my dogs from this organization, they are the most well behaved happy babies. I recommend C.A.R.E.S. to everyone!

 
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