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Castaway Animals Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue)

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our Mission is to rescue as many adoptable animals from death row as we can properly care for. To provide medical treatment to sick or injured stray animals. To combine an aggressive spay/neuter program with a high volume adoption program while providing quality lifetime care for unadopted pets. To network with and provide a rescue service for other shelters, ultimately reducing the kill rate in southwest Missouri.

Results: C.A.R.E. has adopted over 16,000 animals since it began in 1992.

Target demographics: Every day, we strive to ease the pain victims of neglect and abuse endure, offering safety and hope, and finding them the loving homes they so richly deserve. We are proud to work alongside government agencies and other nonprofits making a difference in the lives of the animals we care so deeply about. Our dream is to eliminate pet overpopulation and stop the killing of adoptable animals in our local shelters and pounds.

Direct beneficiaries per year: On an average of over 1,000 animals per month were adopted into their forever homes

Geographic areas served: SW Missouri as the largest No-Kill shelter, 1991

Programs: An aggressive spay/neuter program, no animal leaves the rescue without being spayed or neutered first. All animals are vetted and have received all vaccines and are in good health. Helping to eliminate the BSL (breed specific law) against pit bulls in Springfield so they can be adopted without being being euthanized and punished because of their breed. C.A.R.E. provides an educational program to all the volunteers to help them with handling the animals at the shelter, they go to schools and provided question and answer sessions with the students and are out weekly with the mobile trailer doing mobile adoptions in various locations in Springifeld, MO. At the C.A.R.E. sanctuary there are hospice animals that will live the remainder of their life and unadoptable to the public animals that will live there til the end of their life. They also, have pigs, goats, cows, horses and any animal that needs a rescue from unexceptable living conditions.

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Rating: 5

I've been a volunteer/fundraiser/ dog walker/ general do what I'm ask for this rescue, also known as C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue for almost 10 yrs now. They are a no kill animal rescue that takes animals from death row, from hoarding situations, from abuse and neglect situations and work with the Dept of Ag to rescue all types of animals. This is the most caring and dedicated rescue I have every seen or known about! All animals are spayed/neutered, given all vaccinations and medical conditions all taken care of before they are put up for adoption in their loving forever homes. The director, all the staff and volunteers are top notch, trained in classes on how to handle all the many issues that arise with each rescued animal. C.A.R.E. is working with the city of Springfield to abolish the BSL of pit bulls and is the only rescue that is allowed to pull adoptable pit pills for adoption. C.A.R.E. also has a 300+ acres sanctuary that allows hospice animals, unadoptable animals to be able to live out their life in a wonderful loving environment. At the sanctuary you will find pigs, goats, horses, chickens, ducks along with cats and dogs. All the animals there received the medical attention they need on a daily basis and some becoming available for adoption. Our website www.carerescue.org has many pictures and lots of info about C.A.R.E. They are a 501c3 non profit and solely depend on fund raising events and the kindness of the public with donations. This rescue is top notch and has found homes for over 1,000 animals in 2016 alone. They also have a thrift store that is run solely on donating items with the proceeds going to the care of all the animals that are rescued, CARE's Closet Thrift Shoppe.

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CARErescue C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue is a 501c3 non profit no kill animal rescue. C.A.R.E. is run solely on donations, charity events and the kindness of our wonderful supporters! There are 2 adoption centers in Springfield, one solely for dogs and the other for cats, located at 1328-A W. Sunshine St, Springfield, MO 65803


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Rating: 5

Fantastic rescue!!! I've adopted a couple of dogs from this organization. They are the joy of my life. They came to me healthy, neutered with all vaccinations current and very well mannered dogs. One of them completed the Puppies on Parole program and had excellent manners! I highly recommend them if you are looking to add a dog or cat to your family!
C.A.R.E. is a wonderful organization and I give them 5 stars!!