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C.A.R.E. aka: Cat/Canine Assistance Referral & Education

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: C .A.R.E.’s mission is to shelter and provide the cats and dogs who have come under our stewardship with a quality life via spacious living quarters, good food, veterinary care, love and gentle handling regardless of age or health or handicaps. We strive to carefully seek new loving homes for all cats and dogs, provide quality lifetime care for those who are not yet adopted, support individuals who have rescued homeless dogs or cats, educate the public and pet owners about spay/neuter, behavioral counseling, counseling on any issues that might arise and public outreach toward a more loving, responsible and permanent relationship with pets.

Results: Thousands of lives saved and homes found

Target demographics: Cats and dogs at risk

Geographic areas served: Southern California - Los Angeles County

Programs: Sheltering homeless cats and dogs, dog and cat adoption, advice to rescuers regarding rescue resources, counseling pet "owners" on their pet problems towards helping them understand their pet and develop a lasting, loving relationship.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

C.A.R.E. is one of the best organizations. They help they give to so many is amazing. I am so impressed. They are a Godsend.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been supported of C.A.R.E. for more than eight years. We contribute financially on a monthly basis. We visit the premises often and are blown away with the care that the animals receive. The facility is spotless and the staff is incredible. I have placed seven cats there and visit frequently. We just love them.

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C.A.R.E. 02/09/2018

Thank you so much for your sweet review! We thank you and so do the "fur folk"!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I enjoy receiving their regular newsletter and seeing how much they are able to accomplish even though I know they are on a very tight budget and sometimes are on the edge of not being able to make ends meet. But that doesn't stop them one bit. I have had the opportunity to visit their sanctuary. It is quite a marvel. It is in high dessert and diligent care has been taken for the comfort and well being of all the critters that find themselves to be taken under the loving protection of CARE. I have volunteered at other organizations so I feel I can speak from experience that the CARE Sanctuary and involved Team are excellent. I would not hesitate for a moment if I found myself in need of their help with one of my animals. Keep up the good work!

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C.A.R.E. 02/09/2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We thank you and so do the "fur folk"!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

C.A.R.E. (Cat/Canine Assistance, Referral & Education) was founded in 1992. CARE members of the board, volunteers and staff have worked tirelessly ever since to rescue at-risk dogs and cats without regard to their health status, behavior or adoptability, providing them needed medical care and spay/neuter services. Then they seek responsible adoptive homes for them. Thiers commitment to theirs rescues is for life, whatever it takes. Through the years theirs direct rescue operations have saved and improved the lives of thousands of animals. I am so glad they have open this wonderful place to protect the ones without a voice. I am a donor and a volunteer and I am so honor to be able to be part of this organization. In 1998 they opened theirs cage-free, no-kill animal sanctuary for about 200 plus cats and dogs in an economically depressed community. They care for both adoptable and "unadoptable" animals, including animals with chronic yet manageable diseases such as Feline Leukemia, Feline AIDS, canine separation anxiety, the disabled, the aged, the feral etc. The CARE sanctuary is very humble, but a very happy, friendly and clean place thanks to the employees, volunteers, and wonderful supporters. These go together to make the CARE sanctuary unique place with an inviting atmosphere. The CARE visitors always are very impressed by how clean and how happy the rescued pets are. They keep very detailed medical records on the residents, including the picture of every dog and cat so they can be easily indentified (especially when they are dealing with feral cats).

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 0

I visited CARE one weekend and was impressed with quite a few aspects of the organization. Two major ones left an indelible impression. That animals were, firstly, treated with great attention, whether in good or bad health. I even overheard workers discussing recent medical reports for specific animals, in casual conversation (not a report session). Secondly, the campus was very clean. I noticed that one of the workers was continuously checking the area and cleaning. It was an immaculate shelter and the overall atmosphere was one of compassion and hard work. Immediately after my visit, I shared with friends and family of my visit and inquired about possible donations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 0

C.A.R.E. has done a fantastic job over the years..growing from a garage shelter in one of the volunteers' backyard into an actual shelter for so many homeless animals. I wish with all my heart that the day will come when this and all shelters will close because there are no longer any abused and homeless ones to care for, but until that time I thank God that a caring place such as C.A.R.E. exists.

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Board Member

Rating: 0

C.A.R.E. operates a true no-kill cage-less sanctuary for homeless cats and dogs, rated

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Donor

Rating: 5

I started donating when news about Stubbs was ablaze on the Internet. I'm not a big donor. I started out giving $50 per year. Now I'm up to $150. I appreciate that CARE sends nice thank you letters for gifts, and I appreciate the informative newsletter. Showing gratitude is part of marketing, and you do a good job. Not all rescue organizations are up to your standards. Thank you for helping the wonderful dogs and cats.

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Donor

Rating: 4

Since I live in San Diego going out to volunteer is not an option at this time. However, having watched their website for, what, 4 years, I can see that they have done a wonderful job with very little money and very little volunteer base. So, my experience is extremely limited. Having Sherry from Best Friends come out, to my mind at least, gave them a definite stamp of approval, since I also donate to them.

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mary19 07/04/2010

As respects volunteers, a big big difference between Best Friends and C.A.R.E. is that Best Friends actually provides and charges for lodging at their facility. They own acres and acres in a beautiful, scenic location which people would come to even without all the wonderful animals. This is something totally beyond the capabilities of C.A.R.E. both in funding and location. C.A.R.E. is on a flat acre of land, which they rent, located an hour+ from the City of Los Angeles. If it was down in the City, they would probably have tons of volunteers, but the distance makes it not really attractive to people from L.A., involving a 3 hour round trip. The local area is financially depressed, meaning many people close by the sanctuary are struggling financially and are not in a position to donate their time. Still C.A.R.E. is continuing to actively recruit.