Happy Easter, Everyone!

C.A.R.E. is wishing you a great Easter and a happy spring! Hoping the Easter bunny is good to you this weekend!

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Did you know that chocolate is dangerous to dogs? Why, you ask? Well, chocolate has methylxanthines, like theobromine and caffeine, in it. These chemicals are toxic for dogs. Different types of chocolate have varying degrees of these chemicals, so if your dog has eaten chocolate, here’s a great site to find out the toxicity level of what your dog has consumed: http://www.petmd.com/dog/chocolate-toxiccity

This will help you decide if you need to take your dog to the vet for treatment. Keep your Easter safe and happy for your dog by keeping all chocolate treats out of reach!

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We recently received a letter from a donor that touched our hearts! Here’s what C.A.R.E. Board President Sharon Clifford said when she forwarded Christine’s note on to others at C.A.R.E.: “I can’t tell you how much this letter touched me coming from this young lady…12 years old. She sent a check in the amount of $31. I sent her a thank you along with a note telling her how the heart feeds the soul and her heart is the biggest heart ever. I thanked her for her creativity and thoughtfulness for C.A.R.E.’s foster doggies. I also welcomed Christina to come visit us some day at one of our pet fairs. I hope her letter made you smile as much as it did me.” We welcome donations of any size, visits anytime, and acts of kindness always!

t’s spring and with the recent rains we’ve had, mushrooms are popping up everywhere. It’s best to assume that the mushrooms in your yard are toxic to your pets and remove them as soon as you see them sprouting up.

For more information about how mushrooms affect pets, here’s a great resource:
https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/dog-health/pets-poisonous-mushrooms/.

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.

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. Last year we took in a litter of 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.

Come by and see us, learn about us, and get the word out about us. Our pet fairs are on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 10-1 at our San Jose adoption center (1080 Saratoga Ave #3). We’d love to see you along with any dogs you’ve adopted from C.A.R.E.

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.