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Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE), in the interest of Human and Animal Well-Being, prioritizes and amplifies BIPOC and other Marginalized Voices using Narratives, Research, and Community-Centered Investments.

Our Method For Change


Community Wisdom, Community Solutions

CARE is supporting and investing in community leaders focused on sustainable and transformative solutions.


Community Wisdom Amplified

Community Animal CARE [CAC] is an innovative Public Health centered program designed to prevent and solve persistent challenges to Human and Animal Well-Being. CAC will deliver critical resources to community members led by Proximate Leaders. In particular, Access to Care and Prevention, Pet Behavioral Training, Pet Resources, Compliance Awareness, Lost and Found Pets, and Involuntary Surrender Prevention.


Informed people make better choices.

The Circle of Learning and Leadership is a unique BIPOC-led educational experience with an ecosystem centered on Racial Equity, Community Wisdom, and Access to Preventive Care. Our goal is to bridge the information gap between traditional Animal Welfare and marginalized communities.


Hear My Story. See My Heart.

Stories shape our vision of the world and often frame our perceptions and biases. For this reason, CARE is producing and sharing stories that celebrate the diversity within human and animal well-being.


Have you ever been tokenized while working in the animal welfare industry? 🤔

Were you the only person of color at your shelter?
Were you only recognized when the organization needed a “diverse” opinion?
Did you feel excluded from the inner circle because of your identity?

❤ If you’ve felt the same way as Lady J Fitness, share your experiences! Drop a comment and let us know how the industry made you feel and be sure to check out our newest CARE series, The Work: a free-flowing discussion forum where guests have an opportunity to discuss the personal strains and joys of working in fields that require compassion, kindness, and partnership with marginalized communities.

😻 Follow CARE to get updates on the newest episode of The Work dropping soon!

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Compelling essays, Enjoy!

Dr. Dolittle

Dr. Dolittle goes to ALEC

James Evans, CEO of CAREFeatured Illustration By: Hugh Lofting It seems everyone wants to be likened to Dr. Dolittle, and why not? The ability to speak

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Protester Holding Sign

Part 3: Azadi (Freedom)

Sheila Donya Kouhkan “Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we

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Sheila Kouhkan Posing with her Family in Front of a Pool

Part 2: Zendegi (Life)

Sheila Donya Kouhkan The Spring Equinox is here, which means over 300 million people across the world are celebrating Nowruz. But, for the people of Iran,

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