Since C.A.R.E. formed in June 2007 through October, 2013:
* 18,613 homeless pets have been moved to safety * 2,200 homeless pets helped through Jake’s Fund * 6,216 community pets provided with subsidized spay and neuter surgeries * $52,000 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 20 animals. At this time, C.A.R.E. is primarily transporting animals from Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Nebraska. We are also transporting animals from rural Colorado shelters.Our geographic focus is continually expanding to help animals in high kill 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.With outside donations to C.A.R.E., the rescue groups receiving the animals will have more funds available to cover their necessary veterinary and foster care expenses and a resource for low income community spay/neuter education and funding.
C.A.R.E.ís primary focus is transport of companion animals.Our other supporting services include Jakeís Fund, solicitation and distribution of food and supplies to shelters and rescue groups, and a resource for community spay/neuter education and funding.Each service is described on specific pages linked at the top of this home page.
Thank you for your support and compassion of homeless animals.
Colorado Animal Rescue Express (C.A.R.E.) is a 501(C)3 Public Charity