It’s not too late!
As 2015 winds down, the volunteers from C.A.R.E. would like to thank all of you for your contributions and donations. We wanted to send a quick reminder that there’s still time to make a year-end donation, and we’d appreciate whatever you can send C.A.R.E.’s way.
Our next Volunteer Orientation is Saturday, January 23 from 9 to 10 a.m. at our adoption center. If you’re interested in becoming a foster parent, we’ll explain the process and help you figure out the next step for you. You’ll find fostering with C.A.R.E. to be a very rewarding experience – with each dog you foster, you’ll realize the joy of saving a dog’s life and of bringing a new family member to the adoptive family.
Does your employer have a matching gifts program? If so, your Human Resources department can explain the process and we’re happy to help with whatever paperwork is needed. C.A.R.E. is already set up to receive donations from various Bay Area businesses, and we appreciate the matching funds C.A.R.E. receives in this manner.
It may be too late for this year’s Christmas shopping, but we also wanted to remind you that when you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Companion Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.). Go to this link to support us when you shop: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0285750.
We also wanted to let you know about our upcoming pet fairs on January 9 and 23 (held the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.). We’d love to have you visit us at our adoption center and wish you a healthy and happy 2016!
How You Can Help C.A.R.E.
Our biggest need is for foster homes – the more foster homes we have, the more dogs we can save. If you’ve ever thought about doing fostering, please contact us. And even if you’re not sure and just want to commit to be a one-time foster parent, we’re happy to give you that experience. What many foster parents like about C.A.R.E. is that we let you pick the dog(s) you foster based on the size, breed, temperament that works for you! It’s a great experience, one we hope you’ll consider.
Our biggest expenses are related to vet expenses and rent for our adoption center. Our adoption fees cover some of these expenses, but we also look to our donors for their support. We sometimes knowingly or unknowingly take on dogs that are special needs dogs, and often this results in higher vet expenses. This year we took in ranch-born puppies, some of whom had worms and other minor issues – all of which were cured and these pups are now in great homes. If you’d like to make a donation, you can do so directly on our website (http://www.carepets.org/donate/) or send a check to C.A.R.E., P.O. Box 111474, Campbell, CA 95011-1474. Keep in mind we’re a 501c3 non-profit, so donations are tax deductible.
C.A.R.E.’s mission is to find good, permanent homes for dogs that were abandoned, relinquished, or lost and never reclaimed. C.A.R.E. will provide temporary shelter, food, love, and medical care to these foster pets until they are placed. In order to promote the reduction of pet overpopulation and euthanasia, C.A.R.E. spays or neuters all of its foster pets. Our purpose is to educate the public on pet ownership and responsibility.