January 17, 2012
ecame involved with CARA a couple of years thru a client who was doing a summer fundraiser and asked my husband and I to volunteer and work the event because they knew we had 5 dogs and that we love animals! The next year, we became more actively involved in the event and became to learn more about CARA and my husband was asked to be a part of the board. He had 12 years of fundraising experience and I suggested he could be a good asset to them. Thru this, i have come to see first hand how the mission of CARA to help abandoned, abused, neglected and homeless animals find refuge and healing and then loving homes they so just deserve is carried out. The staff, shelter director and founders are actively involved in the daily care and maintenance of all the animals in their care. It is tireless effort for each and every animal that is brought to them for refuge. The dedication they show to the animals is truly remarkable. The story repeated on here earlier of Francis and the round the clock support and effort for his survival is just one of the many displays of love and dedication this group provides to animals in the care. Another example is Sara Elizabeth, who was brought to the shelter because she was not growing like her liter mates. Her body was rejecting the food she was taking in. So the staff at CARA watched her around the clock for a week and would not give up on this little one. They bottle feed her every few hours and tried multiple things till her body started to take the food she was given. She is now a vibrant little puppy! But most people would have given up and put her to sleep. but thru there efforts, she is a beautiful little girl! This is just 2 of the examples of the work of CARA. When you go out to the shelter, you know the animals there are cared for and safe. What a wonderful world it would be if all animals were cared for and safe in loving homes!! CARA also promotes spay/neuter to help eliminate the overpopulation problem.
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