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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: We are an animal rescue group. Our goal is to provide a safe place for shelter animals that are on the euthanasia list, neglected and homeless animals and ensure they receive the medical care that they need and that they find a safe, loving home. We try our hardest to help individuals place their animals into a rescue or a safe, loving home.

Target demographics: Homeless, neglected and abused animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: Many homeless animals

Geographic areas served: Oklahoma

Community Stories

59 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CARE was the first rescue group in the Tulsa area to offer a free neighborhood spay/neuter clinic. I was honored to volunteer for this event. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Both the City Council and other rescue groups are interested in continuing this program when Covid-19 guidelines allow. I am ready to volunteer again to help the important cause of reducing pet overpopulation. Thank you CARE for organizing this event and continuing to advocate for responsible pet population policies.

Jessica C.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

We absolutely love our rescue pup Dandy! She has brought so much joy and love to our family. Her bestie is also a rescue pup from this organization!

Sarah Hughes H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love CARE and all they do for Tulsa. We have two CARE pups and donate monthly. They truly care and truly help. We are so thankful for them!!

goober1967

Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve been following CARE and donating to them for years. Oklahoma has a serious pet overpopulation problem. The reason I like CARE is they actually do hone checks & interviews before they adopt out. They really put an effort in to matching each pet with the perfect person/family. They don’t give up until they find a match.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’ve been following CARE and supporting them for the past few years. I’m in awe of what they accomplish. They always seem to find a way to help any animal in need and unfortunately the need is large in Oklahoma.

They’re dedicated to matching the perfect owner with every animal they take in and work tirelessly to make this happen.

I follow and support many rescues in the area and CARE has moved to the top of my list as my favorite rescue.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We love our rescue puppy , Everest. She is the sweetest and has quickly become part of the family. CARE was a great organization to work with , very accommodating and helpful.

Brooks Williams S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love this organization and how they go out of their way to help save dogs!!! We have helped foster several and love seeing them get adopted into their forever homes!

Katie M.16

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our puppy boy Niko from CARE and had an amazing experience. We would recommend CARE to anyone!

Hartley B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CARE is one of the best rescues out there! We adopted Ashe from them in Sept 2020 and I can tell how much they "care" about the animals they rescue. They make sure that each animal is placed with a family that fits and give you time to decide that for yourself before committing to adoption. I really appreciate the lengths they go to and can tell that they have few returned animals because of this.
Thank you CARE for helping us find our furbaby and all you do!

Brit M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are incredible! They genuinely care for animals and make sure they do everything they can to adopt them to forever homes where they will thrive. I have fostered for them and they were nothing but INCREDIBLE!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our girl Arica from CARE last year and we appreciated their commitment to finding the right family for each dog, not necessarily just the first family that was interested. We just fostered a dog for them for the first time and had a wonderful experience. We plan to foster again!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Earlier this year when Oklahoma was flooding because of nonstop rain I was looking for help rescuing several dogs who were swimming in floodwaters in their yards. I reached out on a local Facebook group and I was put in touch with Brittany. I explained the situation and within a very short period of time she was in Sperry with a group of friends who had a boat. They/we were able to get in and rescue all but 2 dogs. Those dogs were taken in by CARE and given the medical attention that was needed. The dogs are in safe homes and living much better and happier lives. I'm so grateful.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They have face-to-face, FRIENDLY and caring customer service. Some rescues seem to just want the quickest home for pets, and thus get animals returned often.
CARE followed up with me and my pup, and they have a Facebook page for the litter he came from.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My Rex was a S.T.A.R. Dog and is such a sweetheart! I loved the organization so much, helping with questions, training tips, and more to be a successful dog owner I decided to foster. They made sure Rex and the foster were compatible and I am now officially a #fosterfail! I love C.A.R.E.! Everyone is so nice, supportive, and helpful. Thank you C.A.R.E. for your work!

2 Sherrill D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They go far beyond the call of duty in rescue!! A friend's rescue
cat had gotten stressed when they had to stay temporarily in an acquaintance's home, so he hid in the hot attic. He would not come down from the attic, and noone there fit in the tiny area that goes into the attic. She called animal control, Fire Dept, and everyone else she knew. Noone would come help this poor cat! The cat's cries got so weak, she knew he would not last much longer.. I put out a plea for help for the cat. THE ONLY RESPONSE CAME FROM ANGEL WITH THIS GROUP!! SHE CLIMBED INTO THE ATTIC AND SAVED THE CAT'S LIFE!!! This group truly cares, and shows it in their actions constantly!!!!

1 Amber C.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great experience! We love our furry family member!

1 Brittany W.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I work with CARE because they go the extra mile when placing dogs in adoptive homes. A lot of care is put into making sure the dog is the right fit for the family, but also that the family is the right fit for the dog. When a potential match is made (or someone falls in love with a photo and story online), CARE provides full support to the families whether they adopt outright or choose foster-to-adopt. The foster-to-adopt option is a fantastic no-pressure option to make sure the dog and family are a good fit. Support is always available to fosters and adopters regardless of how long they've had their CARE dog. When behavioral issues arise CARE will work with the family via coaching and trainers to make every effort to keep the family together.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted from CARE and now also foster with CARE! I have seen them go above and beyond to help the animals and people. This is a truly wonderful organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Love these people ! They do so much for the animals. Even with severe limited funding. They are amazing.

1 Shawn C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The BEST group of ladies work tirelessly and endlessly to help this fur kids.

I got a call to go get a dog, called the rescue and they took her right in. I fostered the dog and then foster failed her. Nine puppies came after a week of having her. They made sure she had food, a crate and the babies were all taken care of, along with phone calls to check on me too, not just the dog. I foster failed and have now had Momma dog for now amongst 5 years. She is MY LIFE!!!

Can’t say enough about this rescue!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was tagged in a post on FB about a dog that was on the side of the road with a bag of dog food and a bowl for water. I was told she was a lab mix, very skinny, may have recently had pups and had been in the same spot for 2 days waiting for her people to come back.

When I picked her up, she was a lab and pit mix, pregnant, wormy and hungry. She was covered in all kinds of ticks, huge ticks full of blood, dear ticks and she had seed ticks all over her muzzle. This girl was full of milk, so I knew it would be any day. I said to her, "well sweet girl you're gonna be a momma soon, but let's give you a name to go with your sweet face" After a few minutes I thought of Lillie. So Lillie it was.

I posted that I needed a rescue to help. I could foster her but there was no way I could take care of everything this girl needed. Angel with CARE was the first rescue to contact me. Angel got "Lillie" an appt with the vet, gave me a collar and a bag of food. CARE was working on a shoe string budget, most of the money was coming straight out of Angel's pocket. According to the vet "Lillie" was heart worm negative, ready to have pups any day, 2-3 years old, this was about her 3rd litter and about 30 lbs underweight for her size (she was 40# when she came to me, she is a stocky and very healthy 70# now).

During the next week we put weight on her with healthy food. For the life of me I couldn't get her to respond to Lillie at all, but she ALWAYS responded to Momma. So Momma it was. I told Angel that she was fully house broken, crate trained, did not lick or bark, leash trained and just the best girl EVER with children. Momma came into CARE Labor Day weekend 2015 it was Sunday 6th. On Sunday September 13th, she delivered 9 puppies. Healthy, beautiful and she delivered without any help, never a cry or whimper. Angel was so excited to see the pups!

All of the pups found new furever homes. Momma dog? Well, Momma lives with me. I am a foster fail, but who couldn't fall in love with this girl! Angel knew i would the minute she saw Momma. I told Angel the minute I saw Momma, I fell in love with her.

It's been 2 years now and Angel still likes to see the updates on not just Momma, but all of the "kids" that have come through her rescue. Angel is just as caring from the moment she rescues or they come in her rescue as she is until their last breath. She will do anything she can to help these animals..her kids. Angel runs CARE like it's her child, she loves with all of her heart, not just part time, full time and receives no credit, no reward. I watch her posts and see that when 1 leaves, it seems there are 3 more coming in and that I've seen, she's never said no. I know sometimes she might and probably did. Those are the days I see no posts, those are the days I know she is regrouping and comes back fighting harder to raise the money so that no is no longer part of the vocabulary of CARE.

Now Momma dog has Ice cream Saturdays. She knows it's Saturday, how she does it who knows, but she sure knows and will sit by her halter and leash waiting for you to say lets go. She pretty much runs this house and is the apple of my eye. I never thought I could love her this much.She is my life! Without the help of CARE, I couldn't have done this by myself. I owe them so much!!!

1 Joe W.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had recently lost my 14 year old dog, Oreo. I was on Facebook and saw a picture of a smiling dog that caught my eye. She was in the shelter , all the way in Enid. CARE arranged to get her brought to Tulsa . I was gonna foster her but it didnt take long for me to know I would foster fail. Nikki was been in our family over a year now and she is so sweet. I have a disability and the folks at CARE went above and beyond both both me, and Nikki.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After my first dog, which I got in college, died last year I found my next best friend through care rescue and her name is Charlie. She is the cuddliest dog I have ever met it like she knows how much I miss jack ( my first dog) and gives me endless cuddles. Thank you care rescue for saving her and her litter!

2 Holly M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our newest family member just last month from CARE. He's the perfect addition to our home and the foster to adopt process was so easy. Everyone we dealt with was SO nice and they clearly all cared deeply about Nigel. I would recommend CARE to anyone looking to adopt a new fuzzy family member.

1 Skye H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

CARE is very professional and friendly! They take awesome care of their animals and gets them all ready for their forever homes! I love my little boy I got from them!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very caring and compassionate group, I had the honor to help foster for a bit. I’d love to be able to foster again in the future. So many hours behind the scene goes into saving life’s, but these folks make it look easy!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They helped rescue several puppies and dogs from the tiny rural community where I live, a common dumping ground for unwanted animals, They are one of the few rescues I know that are truly all about the animals.

1 sharonpriggs

Client Served

Rating: 5

I discovered Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts as i was investigating a prison training program for dogs. I wanted a rescue dog who was already trained. CARE matched me with the perfect companion. This group makes life better for desperate animals, inmates who want to contribute to society, people needing a pet and our community that is overpopulated with unwanted animals. This is a very efficient, worthy and well run charity.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The volunteer staff at CARE is not only compassionate to animals and clients and their inmate trainers. They make miracles happen with limited resources. Their support to make sure our adoption succeeded was amazing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

C.A.R.E. is a first class rescue organization! They step in to help at all levels of rescue and care needed. They are above and beyond in their organized efforts to help desperate and defenseless animals in need. Have helped me in many ways with animals in need. In their selective vetting process, they find qualified and loving homes for their rescue babies. Appreciate and trust all they do, with excellence!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Professional and dedicated! Compassionate and genuine care in the best interest of each sweet helpless defenseless animal they rescue! They truly are heroes to so many, and one of the best rescue groups around; committed to excellence.

1 Caroline H.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing people who are so compassionate and working together for a great cause!

1 Tena W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are amazing! They have a HUGE heart and love for the animals. I have now gotten 2 babies from them and they are the best dogs in the world!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One day just before Christmas a couple of years ago, I saw a Facebook post from a local animal rescue group I'd never heard of, C.A.R.E. They were looking for fosters for dogs about to be euthanized by a municipal animal shelter. The dogs were poor harmless victims of Oklahoma's scandalous pet overpopulation problem, and I just couldn't stand to see them all put down a few days before Christmas, so I messaged C.A.R.E. and offered to temporarily foster one.
They quickly responded with an application to foster and more information about the last dog for which they needed a home. She was a young female pitbull mix who had demodectic mange and was being ignored by potential adopters.
I also discovered that although C.A.R.E. was located in Catoosa OK, this poor dog was all the way over in the Enid OK animal shelter. The folks who run C.A.R.E. were going to put in a couple of hundred-mile-plus drives two days before Christmas just to save a dog far outside their city.
When they delivered the new foster to me, they brought everything. Food, a toy or two, a crate (which we didn't need as we had a spare). They inspected the area where we would be keeping her. They set up vet care for the poor pup right away with an excellent local vet. They paid for her meds and shots. They resupplied us with food when we needed it. They communicated with us quickly and often. Then they sent this poor lively girl pup - who just needed attention and love to bloom - to an intensive inmate training course they had set up at a local minimum-security corrections facility. They handled all transport for this.
That pup is now a showcase animal for local rescue efforts: adopted into a loving family, a certified Canine Good Citizen, and featured in local media as an example of what rescue efforts can do.
http://www.tulsapeople.com/Tulsa-People/November-2018/How-This-Stray-Dog-Found-a-Happy-Home/
I have seen C.A.R.E. pull some of the worst cases from local shelters that are overwhelmed and place the dogs with fosters when other rescues couldn't find a temporary home for them. They help wounded animals who have no other financial source for vet care. And of course they hold events where these now-lucky animals are then adopted into permanent homes.
C.A.R.E. is a first-class rescue group.We're very lucky to have these folks working on our terrible animal welfare problem in the Tulsa area, and in the State of Oklahoma.

1 Chris K.8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They care about the animals in our community and take well care of all of the ones in the program and have a high adoption rate

1 Cody M.3

Donor

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Molly Mae from CARE. She was found with a broken leg as a puppy. CARE took her in and provided her with the medical care that she needed. They fostered her until she was healthy enough to be adopted. We adopted her in April and she is living her best life ever. She would not have had this chance at life if it wasn’t for CARE.

1 Cara L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had the best experience adopting through CARE. All of the volunteers are so helpful and they truly care about the animals AND the people who adopt them! I appreciate the application process and their efforts to match the right pets with the right family. If you're looking to add a furry friend to your family, I can't recommend CARE enough!

Cassie M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Fantastic group that is helping find dogs the right homes. They are handling the amazing prison training called STAR and were out during recent massive floods rescuing stranded dogs. They are dedicated to doing everything needed!

1 Chris T.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted our Husky mix from them 2 years ago, and it was the best process. They really care about the pets they take in and look for the best homes to put the animals in.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful rescue. I've seen them take in animals that other rescues have not. They deserve every bit of these 5 stars.

1 Colton G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This rescue is amazing. When a very neglectful family got evicted next door to me, they left all their dogs in a trailer close to 100 degrees. As soon as care got word, Angel was on scene. She brought them food and toys and even a cage. They were only with me for one day until Angel found them a place to go. She got those 11 pups and their mom on a flight to Colorado. She is one of the most amazing people i know. And I am proud to volunteer for C.A.R.E. Rescue. Angela and Angel do an amazing job. If anybody deserves praising, it's those two amazing women. Thank you for being there for all these animals. And keep it up!!!! Love, Colton.

1 Candy Thomas P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful people doing a wonderful job saving wonderful homeless animals.

1 Beth W.2

Donor

Rating: 5

We agreed to foster Cindy Lou Who for CARE on December 23 , 2017. She had been rescued in Enid & needed a place to stay (@ 3 weeks)until she could go to the STAR program that CARE runs at a prison in Homniy. Needless to say, we were foster failures and fell in love with our Bella. She has added a fun & energetic dynamic to our family. Bella is currently working on her AKC Good Citizenship Award at Petco. CARE was great & offered to provide everything we could have needed to foster. Great Group & we can not thank them enough for saving our Bella

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization helps animals in all circumstances. I support them and donate regularly. They are outstanding in our community

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my blue heeler mix from CARE and I could tell her foster parents took great care of her. She's been a wonderful addition to our family. When I found a stray dog I contacted CARE because I knew they would assist me in the process of finding him a home. They've been very supportive during this process.

1 Kelly Kimbrell H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These are just three of CARE's fur babies that they found wonderful forever homes for. They are very wonderful kind and never rest.

1 Stina B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great rescue! Does wonderful work! Helps so many animals in need!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This wonderful rescue stretches to its limits and beyond for every animal in need. The love is amazing!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Awesome organization with amazing volunteers! They take the neediest of the needy. Truly a great rescue.

1 Amanda F.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A dog no one wanted, set to be euthanized in the morning. Eleven pm the night before, Tulsa CARE heard the news I would foster and arranged everything. He's a beautiful Belgian Malinois with Akita blood and he's just one of so many animals alive today because of the unceasing care and love of this group!

1 Kim Brickey N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Compassionate Animal Rescue is amazing. We got our Mia from this organization. They make certain their animals get a loving home

1 Abby W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Angel and Angie are the best. I feel so confident adopting for them as I know their animals are well taken care of. And when we lost one of our pets they were so helpful and supportive also. I can’t wait to adopt with them again and hopefully foster for them in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Care. Is a wonderful organization they reacted very quickly when I wanted to get some info about a puppy I had seen on there website. Angela called me within the hour. I had lost my black lab of 13 years. I was so heartbroken. Angela brought this puppy to my house. He made me smile and laugh again . I named him sunshine because he was. I call him Sunny

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This group of people are truly angels among us. They work tirelessly to help those with no voice. Contacted them in a desperate situation. They didn't give up. They didn't refer us out. They didn't ignore our need for help. Lastly they didn't judge. They simply wanted to do what's best for the animal. These people went and worked a full day at their job that pays their bills to go and volunteer for something on their own time. No gas reimbursement. Missing out on spending time with their own families. Not an easy path they've chosen yet still they push forward. Highly recommend them. May they always be blessed while they continue to bless others and our 4 legged friends.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CARE is an amazing group of people. The first letter "C" for compassionate could not be more true of them. They go above and beyond to help every animal they can. And they are now part of a prison program helping dogs to become trained and then adopted out, which is really great. Definitely a 5 star rescue!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been involved in animal rescue all my life but have never seen a group as dedicated as CARE. They are always responsive to messages and they go above and beyond to help the animals in need. And there are so so many. They support other rescues and work tirelessly to find much needed fosters. We are so lucky to have them in our area.

3 Lu Mae T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

CARE is the best rescue ever. Every animal they take in is given the love, care and medical needs they might need. CARE is also very meticulous when it comes to adopting out their animals, they always want to make sure their animals is going to the best forever home. CARE is such a wonderful rescue!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Had it not been for CARE, we never would have found our sweet Maple. CARE pulled her along with three of her siblings from the Enid animal shelter and got them into a foster home in Tulsa. We got to meet all four puppies, submitted an application the next day, CARE checked our vet reference, did a home check, and within four days Maple came to stay with us... and now here we are living happily ever after together!