Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of Chicago's North Shore by fostering and supporting healthy, positive relationships between people and companion animals. C.A.R.E. rehomes companion pets into safe, healthy, lifelong homes; serves as an educational and counseling resource; and works to reduce pet overpopulation. Read more about C.A.R.E. here.
HOW TO HELP C.A.R.E.
Every weekend C.A.R.E. Volunteers go to local stores to show off wonderful pets for adoption.
As a foster-based rescue group, C.A.R.E. relies on adoption events to showcase our animals, educate, and reach out to the community. Our adoption events at retail partners have become an invaluable part of C.A.R.E.'s activities. The adoptable animals get exposure, and the stores provide a venue for 'meet and greet' sessions. C.A.R.E. volunteers freely give advice on pets - ask us anything, and we're glad to help problem-solve. C.A.R.E. is dedicated to responsible pet ownership: spaying/neutering; lifetime commitment to pets; regular vaccinations, etc. We sometimes find new volunteers who connect with us at these events. We can always use more animal-loving volunteers! read more
Please join us in remembering Pauline Yearwood, who passed away Dec. 22, 2015, from pancreatic cancer. Pauline was a devoted volunteer for C.A.R.E. for 17 years and gave her time selflessly. Most recently, she filled the role of adoption counselor, and helped dozens of homeless cats find adoptive homes. Pauline was a remarkably kind woman, an animal lover and activist, vegan, and a true original. Pauline will be remembered fondly and missed by many.