contributions made to
C.A.R.E. directly benefit the animals.
C.A.R.E. is a 501c3 all-volunteer organization with no paid positions.
Your tax-deductible donation will provide important medical care and
help us to purchase high
quality and prescription foods for the cats and dogs. Donors are listed
in Pawprints, our quarterly newsletter. Please make checks payable to C.A.R.E. to
ensure that your donation is tax deductible.
online donations through networkforgood.org. Your personal and
financial info are safe through this non-profit donation processing
send donations to:
Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.)
P.O. Box 1964
Evanston, IL 60204
Please make checks payable to C.A.R.E. to
ensure that your donation is tax deductible. If
you would like to make an In Memory
Honor of donation, please
the information and the address of the household where we can send an
acknowledgment of your donation. We will send a hand-written note.
I volunteer with C.A.R.E? What do volunteers do?
is an all volunteer organization, and we can always use more help! Volunteers
are responsible for the shelter during weekday evenings, the entire
weekend and holidays. Devoting
time as an "In-Shelter Volunteer" entails giving up a few hours per
week to help the animals at the shelter. In-Shelter
Volunteers pick a regular weekly shift that they can adhere to
order to volunteer with the animals, you must be at least 18 years of
age and be able to
commit to volunteering for at least 6 months.
over the age of 13 can volunteer in-shelter with a parent or adult
present and with a six month commitment from parent and child. We
parent-child teams that volunteer at the shelter, as it is a rewarding
way to spend family time. Children under the age of 13 are not accepted
as in-shelter volunteers because of the risks involved in dealing with
11 and up can also participate in our Junior Volunteer Program, SHELTER HELPERS
In-Shelter positions to
work with the animals and perform daily cleaning:
day-to-day care of the dogs at the shelter. Shifts are weekday evenings
from 6 p.m. to approximately 9 p.m. or weekend mornings or afternoons.
We have no paid staff, so these are the tasks that are performed by
each volunteer :
and disinfecting kennels
and socializing dogs including basic obedience and documenting behavior
- Other opportunities such
as Kennel Captain and Adoption Counselor are options after a
day-to-day care of the cats at the shelter. For Feline Volunteers, we
do have some daytime shifts available during the week in addition to
the evening and weekend shifts. We have no paid staff, so these are the
tasks that are performed by each volunteer :
START THE PROCESS OF BECOMING AN IN-SHELTER VOLUNTEER, PLEASE
DOWNLOAD THE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION OR
LEAVE A MESSAGE ON OUR
VOICEMAIL AT (847)705-2653
and disinfecting cages
and socializing cats and noting behavior issues
- Other opportunities such
as Cage Captain and Adoption Counselor are options after a probationary
C.A.R.E. SHELTER HELPERS Junior
ages 11 and up may participate in C.A.R.E's junior volunteer
program. The group is called the Shelter
once a month on Friday evenings. The goals of the group are
Learn how to care for cats and dogs, both inside and outside the shelter
Develop programs and projects to educate their peers about care of
companion animals, and
Help with fundraising activities
month we have a guest speaker, we do some kind of craft
project, and we spend time getting acquainted with some of the dogs and
cats we have in the shelter.
in the program is limited because of the limitations of our
facility to host more than 6 to 8 kids at a
time. If you are
interested, please leave a message for Cassandra on the C.A.R.E. Voicemail
Can I Adopt From C.A.R.E.?
Can I Get Low Cost Veterinary Care?
does not provide veterinary care for non-shelter animals. However,
there are great resources in the Chicago area for low cost and
affordable Spay/Neuter and Vaccinations. Follow this link to our directory of low cost
Need To Find A Home For My Pet, Will You Take It?
Community Animal Rescue Effort is a private organization that assists
the Evanston Municipal Animal Shelter. Because it is a municipal
shelter, only animals from residents of Evanston are accepted by Animal
Control. For more information, please call Evanston Animal Control at
847-866-5080. The Evanston Shelter is a tiny facility and operates with
a waiting list. We are unable
to take in animals at a moment's notice, so you will need to contact
Animal Control to be placed on the waiting list.
you do not live in
Evanston or need to give up your animal immediately, please follow this
link to other Chicago
Area Animal Shelters. Chicago
Animal Care and Control and
Anti-Cruelty are the two open-admission shelters in the area that will
take in any animal.
large pet overpopulation problem in the Chicago area, so be prepared to
spend at least 2 months to find a new home for your pet if you want to
ensure the pet is not euthanized. Nationally, 3
out of 5 animals turned in to shelters are euthanized... don't you owe
it to your pet to find another lifelong, permanent home? Don't let your
loving pet become one of the over 8 million animals that are destroyed
each year in the US for lack of homes.
Have Found a Stray, What Should I Do?