What is C.A.R.E?



Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of the 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.


C.A.R.E. volunteers envision a future with no more homeless or abused pets.

In pursuit of this goal, C.A.R.E. will:

  • be a premier resource in the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago for adoptions and information regarding companion animals;
  • be a national model for an effective and efficient volunteer humane organization with a committed, well-trained and diverse volunteer base;
  • partner with a large and growing group of supporters who provide the financial resources needed to support our programs and services.

C.A.R.E. is licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Agriculture (License 14383).

Your participation as a C.A.R.E. volunteer or financial supporter WILL make a difference. For more information, please read our FAQ.