Tree of Life
Imagine yourself, your furry loved one, or even your business, permanently memorialized in our community as a supporter of animal welfare. We have launched a capital fundraising project that will allow C.A.R.E. to continue our mission for years to come, while providing a unique opportunity to recognize supporting citizens and community business leaders.
In the decade since our inception in 2001, C.A.R.E. has provided medical care, temporary housing, rehabilitation, and new homes for thousands of homeless dogs and cats. We have also performed thousands of spay and neuter surgeries for our rescues and low-income County residents to aid in reducing the homeless animal population in the South Shore region. Many of the animals that come to our shelter have been abused or neglected, are Heartworm positive, or are in need of medical attention. Others come to us because the citizens of our community have experienced hardships and can no longer provide for their pets. In the care of our dedicated volunteers and (1) paid employee, these animals not only heal but thrive. Finally, we prepare them for their second chance at happiness, a forever home.
The Tree of Life will be a permanent memorial at our animal shelter to celebrate our animals and our supporters- YOU. The tree trunk design allows for the “growth” of the tree through the sale and mounting of engraved leaves and foundation stones. Though C.A.R.E. is financially solvent, we are entirely funded and reliant on the generous donations of supporters. Our goal is to establish annuitized investments that will provide C.A.R.E. future income to aid operating costs during periods of economic downturn and reduced donations, and to combat rising veterinary and medication costs.