WE ARE FOCUSED ON TRANSFORMING THE ANIMAL WELFARE INDUSTRY WITH EVIDENCE-BASED INCLUSION TRAINING, INSPIRING NARRATIVES, AND COMPASSION.

We believe in the inherent goodness and dignity of all people. Ex-offenders, People without Homes, Seniors, Renters, Families with Small Children, and Yes, People of Color. To that end, CARE’s mission is to bring diverse voices to the Animal Welfare industry while also advocating for a more inclusive path to pet adoption. CARE is using evidence-based tools and narratives to inspire organizations to be more inclusive and less biased. All in an effort to save more companion animal lives and elevate the value of all human life.

OUR METHOD
FOR CHANGE

For better understanding

Because the Messenger Matters

To inspire and illuminate

For better outcomes

We’ve estimated a 20% adoption gap between White Americans and African Americans.

Closing the gap is possible, but it requires reaching-out to people of color and seeking their leadership in the lifesaving work of Animal Welfare.

But first, we must confront the nature of bias in the Animal Welfare field. See the Harvard Implicit Bias Report here >

“What matters most to me is that I am the best person that I can be. That I make positive impacts on the people and animals I touch. I want to be the best wife, mother, and leader I can possibly be. I want to give more than I ever take and leave a legacy of good.” — Shafonda Allen

Read about our Board member Shafonda in the bio link!

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Application Submitted! (#7)
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Actually the #6 doesn’t count because we stopped filling out the absurd questions
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#jennifer #ohjenni #openarmschallenge #adoptdontshop #cleartheshelters #findingguaposfriend #sitguaposit
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"Animal welfare tends to come into communities with the assumption that there's nothing going on," said James Evans, who's worked for years with animal welfare nonprofits through his Maryland-based communications firm and now leads CARE. "Communities that need help, we believe, are quite capable of helping themselves if they're supported in the same way that white organizations sustain other white organizations.”

Thank you Kelly Smith for listening…truly listening and recognizing the historical harm and apprehension of having this story told. Thank you Mary Tan of Whisker Media for your thoughtful support. And thank you Veronica, Shirley, Sharon, Lucas and Marilou… so many more beautiful things to come.

Link to story in the bio

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This handsome boy is 2.5 years old, loves people, loves kids even more, wants to play with other dogs and is extremely smart. He is looking for a playmate! As we start up our search again, we would appreciate any leads on German Shepherds. Preferably not a puppy. We will be sharing applications, photos and hopefully a successful adoption story next month!
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Also if you are a shelter or rescue take the @maddiesfund Open Arms Challenge. Details in the bio link. Maddie’s Fund is encouraging animal shelters and rescue organizations to pilot new approaches that open doors to new adopters and volunteers and welcome your entire community

#OpenArmsChallenge #openadoption #sitguaposit #adoptdontshop #savethemall #cleartheshelters #dogrescue #catrescue
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NOTE: CARE IS NOT AN ADOPTION SERVICE. PLEASE CONTACT ADOPTAPET.COM IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A PET.