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.
Why foster an adoptable animal for C.A.R.E? Because, the more foster homes C.A.R.E. has, the more homeless animals C.A.R.E. can rescue! Watch this video, then go to our Foster C.A.R.E. Program page for more info and to fill out an online application. It will be the most rewarding thing you do this year.
C.A.R.E. has partnered with the Irving Park Community Food Pantry since 2011 to supply pet food and supplies for cats and dogs, but also for smaller pets such as birds, ferrets, hamsters, etc. This program ensures that animals are not entering shelters because of financial reasons. We are helping families keep their beloved pets, which is good for the families, the animals and the community. Each week, we help anywhere from 50 to 80 pet owners. We also provide advice regarding pet health and low-cost spay/neuter and vet services.
If you'd like to volunteer or donate to this important cause, read more about the Pet Food Pantry.