My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Community Animal Rescue Effort Inc, Skokie, IL, USA
I began working with C.A.R.E. (Community Animal Rescue Effort) in spring 2013 after the loss of my dog, ChengZu. I became a Saturday night dog walker along with many dedicated volunteers who had been working with C.A.R.E. for 10 years and more! I was welcomed into the ranks and met so many dedicated animal people. My pup, Olivia, who is now 4 years old, is a C.A.R.E. alumni. I took her home as a foster and the rest is history. C.A.R.E. made sure that she had all her shots, was microchipped, and that she was spayed at the appropriate time.
I have also volunteered at the "new" cat shelter and am constantly amazed at how many cats come in and out of the doors of the shelter. Sometimes I think that some of the cats may be disappointed to find that the new home does not quite quite rise to the level of pampering that they enjoyed at the shelter. Cats have nice big community "Catios" so no one is in a smaller cage unless they are being treated for any type of illness, even if it is just a kitty cold.
C.A.R.E. is truly a collection of amazing and dedicated animal rescuers, foster parents, and very thorough adoption counselors. They are amazing fundraisers too which enables us to care for many dogs and cats. I highly recommend C.A.R.E. to anyone who wants to adopt a pet or for a volunteer opportunity.
Here is a pic of beautiful Olivia taking a break from a busy day.