Central Arkansas Rescue Effort (CARE) for Animals, Inc.
Mission:To conduct animal rescue by providing medical care and placing animals facing impending euthanasia into foster and permanent homes, to increase awareness for the need to sterilize pets to reduce overpopulation, to establish a mobile spay/neuter clinic, and to work with and advise animal shelters in central Arkansas on animal welfare issues.
CARE was created in 1998. From a group of four initial volunteers, CARE has grown into hundreds of volunteers who devote thousands of hours to its rescue and spay/neuter operations. Since CARE does not have a shelter facility, we use this website as a virtual shelter where you can view pets available for adoption and submit the Adoption Online Application.
CARE has assisted in the rescue of 3,274 animals (as of November 9, 2013), and fully funded or subsidized spay/neuter procedures for approximately 10,000 pets. We sponsor spay/neuter clinics for low-income families each month.
CARE is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Laura Lamps, President; Becky McCauley, Vice President; Jennifer L Smith, Secretary; Harry Light, Treasurer; Ava M Hicks, Mary L. Parker, Fletcher Cotton, Daniel W. Dye, Liz Russell, Camille Bennett, and Virginia Boyd (Emeritus). Operations are supervised by Executive Director Jon Garrison and Programs Coordinator Anna Beall.
CARE is an Arkansas nonprofit corporation and a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) eligible to receive tax-deductible donations.