Coalition for Animal Rescue and Education  
Welcome to the Coalition for Animal Rescue and Education. Volunteers, professionals, companies and organizations working as one to provide rescue services, shelter facilities medical care and adoption placement to animals in need.

OUR MISSION - C.A.R.E.’s mission is to eliminate the endless cycle of pet overpopulation and neglect that exists in our country by creating an increased level of community awareness. We are committed to maintaining high C.A.R.E. standards throughout our industry for companion animals in need. We support that commitment through animal rescue, spay/neuter programs and community outreach education.

WHO WE ARE - The animal rescue accomplishments of our six founding members extend back over two decades.  In 2004 these dedicated people united to form the nucleus of our coalition and C.A.R.E. was born as a registered 501c(3) not-for-profit organization. 

C.A.R.E. headquarters are located at our 155 acre facility where we provide rescue services, no-kill shelter facilities, medical care, socialization and adoption opportunities for dogs, cats and horses.  C.A.R.E. also provides spay/neuter programs for pet owners in financial need and community outreach education to schools, organizations and groups.

WHAT WE DO - C.A.R.E. provides rescue and adoption services to animals in need. As a no-kill shelter, we accept animals rescued by citizens and volunteers while supporting all shelters, animal control units and other rescue organizations.

Our community outreach programs work to educate children and adults on th joys of responsible animal ownership. Through communication and cooperation, we find secure, long-term homes for adoptable animals after they have run out of other options.

About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $157 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 4.9 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.

"C.A.R.E. has received a $15,000 grant to continue hosting our WECARE program that provides free spay/neuter to those families that cannot afford this critical procedure to reduce 'pet overpopulation'. We thank Petco for respecting our efforts and giving us the means to continue. We have been a Petco partner for years and we hope to continue working with Petco for years to come. Petco truly supports their belief 'animals must be given every opportunity for quality of lif'e'. We are truly proud to be their partner."