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COMMUNITY ANIMAL RESCUE & EDUCATIONAL SHELTER

Rating: 5 stars   34 reviews 521

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

% 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

2 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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Rating: 5 stars  

CARES does such wonderful work, I can't imagine not supporting them. We found our little girl Buttons through CARES and was very thankful for the background check they did on us. They showed they really cared about her and about us being the perfect match. They take in all sizes of pups and cats. We see them at most festivals and adoption events around town. Lots of volunteers loving the animals each time we see them. Thankful for Lisa, Diane and the rest of their crew for caring so much!

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Lisa and CARES connected us to our sweet fur babies! We were so impressed at how she and the volunteers ran the facility. They are a caring and professional bunch truly providing a great service! Kudos to CARES for saving so many animals and providing quality accommodations and treatment for animals until they reach their forever homes! I love how thorough Lisa was when we adopted our dogs. Walking us through all the treatments and records they had on them and providing dietary info and advice on vets to use, how often to get vaccinations, etc. I highly recommend this shelter to those looking to adopt or for those looking for a cause to support!

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I am forever grateful to CARES for saving my sweet boy, Garth. They are a wonderful organization. Lisa puts so much love and care into all she does. I always say, "look to your dog to judge a person" Lisa & CARES is loved by all. The animals know they are in a place that is safe and they are cared for. CARES is clean and happy. I would recommend CARES to anyone and everyone.

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1 person found this review helpful

My name is Trish and I love this place, Diane and Lisa are 2 very awesome people. They take so much pride in their Rescue. I got Reno from them around 6 years ago and he is a Vizsla hound. I have volunteered in the past with them. You could not ask for more 2 passionate people that puts their heart and sole into it. Thank you both
Trish

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1 person 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

Lisa and her team are an amazing group of caring animal lovers. We came upon her rescue at an event and not only did we adopt a sweet puppy, but my sister in law did and then 6 weeks later we adopted another litter mate. Our experience was so wonderful, and her fosters truly want the best for the animals. 4 years after our first adoptions, we immediately thought of CARES when my father and mother in law wanted to adopt a dog to be a companion, the sweet girl they brought home couldn't have been a better fit! CARES is highly recommended by my family, and they are very deserving of this award.

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1 person found this review helpful

My daughter and I have been volunteering with CARES for the last year. I have a progressing autoimmune disease that limits me physically. Lisa knew this and still encouraged me to volunteer. While I am unable to do any heavy lifting... I am able to help socialize and simply "love on" the animals. I am able to be part of getting them used to being handled so that they are ready to be adopted. The staff at CARES are truly interested in the best interests of the animals. They take in and rehabilitate some of the harder medical cases. These are animals that easily would have been overlooked, and most likely euthanized, at a shelter. They have also taken in animals from puppy mills and hoarding cases that need not only medical attention but social skills, as well. I have fallen in love with dog after dog there. It has been a positive bonding experience for me and my daughter. I cannot say enough positive things about this rescue.

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1 person found this review helpful

We searched for months to find the perfect pet, when we thought we found one we contacted CARES, we went to visit their rescue(after a very long application process)once we got there we met the little fellow we thought would be perfect for our home,but after much discussion with Lisa she introduced us to our sweet boy-she said he would fit our lifestyle better and she was right. We couldn't imagine our life without him now. Thank you CARES for the wonderful work you do for so many deserving dogs and cats.

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Rating: 5 stars  

CARES has blessed countless animals with a safe haven. Our sweet Oscar the GREAT and Rugby the MAGNIFICINT were saved and healed by this AMAZING group. These two beautiful canines bring joy and delight to our home and to others in our community. I can't say enough about these wonderful folks at CARES! Their devotion to the animals welfare and their tireless efforts are true miracles. Please open your hearts and homes to CARES and lets continue to support their work. Adopt, foster, donate $, goods, time and please keep spreading the word. Share their efforts with everyone..... word of mouth, Facebook, etc. but keep the positive messages going. Bless you Lisa, Diane and ALL the volunteers and of course all the furry critters!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They are the BEST ... I wouldn't change a thing!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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