The Companion Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) is a nonprofit network of volunteers who foster and adopt pets into caring homes.
Founded in 1987, CARE is a nonprofit, all volunteer, animal rescue organization based in Santa Clara County. We accept owner-relinquished, abandoned, abused and otherwise neglected puppies and dogs that would otherwise face uncertain futures. These once homeless animals are taken into our volunteer foster homes where they receive quality nutrition, medical attention and lots of love and warmth until placed into quality, pre-screened, permanent homes at our adoption center located at 4190 Piper Drive in San Jose.
Because CARE is a "no-kill" animal rescue organization, our animals (barring severe illness) remain in foster care until adopted into quality, loving homes, regardless how long this may take. This long-term care can lead to further expenses over and above the animal's initial expenses.
Because CARE is a non- profit organization that does not receive local or federal funding, we depend on fundraiser along with support from our community to keep us operational. CARE is committed not only to saving the lives of homeless animals but to public education. It is our belief that with knowledge about responsible pet guardianship (in all its forms), we can curb and eventually end, the suffering of neglected animals and the tragedy of pet overpopulation which last year alone resulted in over 13 million pets euthanized in our nation's animal shelters every year.
Other community services provided by CARE include: referrals to low and no-cost spay/neuter services, grooming referrals, referrals to dog training and behavior classes, informational booths and displays at local community fairs, networking with other rescue groups, shelters, and humane societies and publishing our annual CARE newsletter for our members and adopters.