Since C.A.R.E. formed in June 2007 through May 31, 2015:
* 24,389 homeless pets have been moved to safety * 3,200 homeless pets helped through Jake’s Fund * 10,882 community pets provided with subsidized spay and neuter surgeries * $101,000 donated to shelters, rescue groups and animal sanctuaries
C.A.R.E. is dedicated to providing safe transportation of homeless pets to approved rescues and adoptive homes. C.A.R.E. is committed to reducing the number of homeless pets by funding spay and neuter programs. C.A.R.E. assists homeless pets with veterinary care through Jake’s Fund. C.A.R.E. helps individuals keep their pets during times of hardship, and assists pets and shelters affected by natural disasters. C.A.R.E. provides donated food, supplies, and capital improvements to disadvantaged shelters and rescuers.
Twice a week, C.A.R.E. arranges and provides the safe transportation of dogs and cats from high-kill shelters in Colorado and neighboring states that are going to rescue groups or adoptive homes. C.A.R.E. works with over 110 rescue organizations who commit to taking the homeless animals into foster care for proper assessment and placement. An average transport consists of renting multiple vans in various locations to move approximately 25 dogs and cats. C.A.R.E. is primarily transporting animals from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Nebraska. We are also regularly funding the transports of animals in rural Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas kill shelters to areas where they will have a better chance of being adopted. Also, we fund many transfers of unwanted pets on Indian reservations in the Four Corners area to Colorado rescue groups and shelters.
Donations and grants are needed to cover the rental van charges, gasoline, and the purchase and maintenance of transport supplies. It costs C.A.R.E. an average of $35 to transport an animal to safety.
Originally, C.A.R.E.'s primary focus was transport of companion animals. Over the years, we have developed other supporting programs for the animals. Jake's Fund assista shelter and rescue pets with veterinary care. Our Spay and Neuter programs are designed to target key areas with high pet over-population. C.A.R.E. also assists shelters and animal rescues with financial donations for operating supplies and general medical expenses for the animals. Also, during periods of natural disasters, C.A.R.E. provides donations to shelters and rescues. Helping People Keep Their Pets program provides assistance when "referred" owners are going through financial or health challenges, and to pet owners who are elderly and living on fixed incomes or in nursing homes.
Last, through the generosity of the Denver Dumb Friends League, and other pet food providers in Denver, we are able to collect donations of pet food and pet supplies and distribute them to places where they are needed, including regular donations to Native American communities.
Thank you for your support!!!
Colorado Animal Rescue Express (C.A.R.E.) is a 501(C)3 Public Charity