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2018 riders on C.A.R.E. sponsored vans
FEELING C.A.R.E.'s LOVE - REACHING OUT TO HOMELESS ANIMALS
Since C.A.R.E. formed in June 2007 through Aug 31, 2018:
* 35,080 homeless pets have been moved to safety * 5,407 homeless pets helped through Jake’s Fund * 21,869 community pets provided with subsidized spay and neuter surgeries * $217,800 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.
TRANSPORT: C.A.R.E. was originally formed as an animal transport service, saving lives by moving terrific dogs and cats from places where they were not wanted to areas where they could find new forever families. From June 2007 through August 2016, C.A.R.E. was performing multiple transports each week moving dogs and cats from the Midwest states to Colorado rescue groups, shelters and adopters.
This past August, we transferred these transports to a new group called Hope For Paws Colorado. They will continue to carry out the weekly transports of animals needing to be moved from the Midwest states to Colorado. C.A.R.E. will continue to arrange or sponsor other smaller transports for animals unable to ride on the larger transfers and from small rural shelters. We also regularly fund transports of relinquished or stray animals transferred from tribal communities to rescues in Denver. This transition allows us to focus more time on networking homeless pets and expanding our other programs.
Over the years, we have developed other supporting programs for the animals. Jake's Fund assists 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.