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OUR MISSION

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

CARE CENTERS

Community Wisdom, Community Solutions

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

COMMUNITY ANIMAL CARE

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.

THE CIRCLE OF LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP

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.

NARRATIVES

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.

COLLABORATORS

Let`s be real: If we have to add our pets to the lease and pay PET RENT every single month, why can`t we add our animal children to our health insurance and write them off as a dependent on our taxes?!
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"It’s stupid that we can’t put pets on our health insurance.

This is my child."

📣 Kelly__le

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Communities in need are tired of being patronized and treated like they’re unable to take care of themselves.

🛑 A great start would be to STOP talking AT people and start working WITH them 🤝🏼

When non-profits and large organizations adopt a patronizing, savior mentality, they often ignore the voices, experiences, and expertise of the locals in favor of their own agenda.

💜 True strength is allowing others to shine in the spotlight so all of us can be stronger together.
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"You want to know what weakness is? Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves.”

📣 Yaa Gyasi, ‘Homegoing’

#CAREequity #HumanAnimalWellbeing #YaaGyasi #Homegoing

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Donate to our CARE REDI program to help stylish pets find their stylish and loving pet parents! 💗

Unfortunately, many animal welfare organizations overlook qualified, loving, and stylish parents due to inherent biases. These quick judgements based on appearance, race, gender, and income can prevent proud pet parents from finding their ideal companion.

At CARE, we created REDI, an introductory course designed to help animal welfare organizations understand the importance of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within human and animal well-being.

👩🏽‍💻The course includes videos and graphics that encourage you to reflect on our past and present failures concerning Racial Equity. By completing this course, you will take the first step towards becoming an advocate for social justice and an ally to all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities. Although the course can be completed in multiple sittings and should not take more than four hours, it is important to note that what you do after the course is what truly makes a difference. 👨‍🎓

REDI is different from traditional DE&I frameworks as it aims to create lasting change and transfer power to BIPOC or create equitable shifts within organizations.

📒 CARE`s coursework is funded and made possible by the love, hard work and commitment to equity of @maddiesfund, @petsmartcharities, and @carecenters.🦮👩🏼‍🦼

#CAREequity #REDI #DEI #ThankstoMaddie #MaddiesFund #PetSmartCharities #CARECenters

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👩🏽‍⚕️ Meet Dr. Raye Taylor, a beacon of wisdom and joy currently serving as the Senior Veterinary Medical Officer, Rural Community Animal CARE.

🦮 Dr. Taylor’s deep connection and years of experience serving the Red Lake Nation make her an ideal leader for our new Vet REDI program designed specifically to take vet professionals on a journey to better understand the intersections between Equity, Cultural Competence, and Human and Animal Well-Being.

💚 Special thanks to Maddie`s Fund, PetSmart Charities and our CARE Centers for their continued love and support for Vet REDI!

#VetREDI #CAREequity #VetMed #VeterinaryMedicine #vetmedicine #ThanksToMaddie #MaddiesFund #PetSmartCharities

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It`s 2024 and we`re not going to be ashamed of wearing our pet hair! We`re going to PROUDLY wear cat and dog fur on our sweaters and pants like a badge of loving honor 😎🏆

If anyone has a problem, they can catch these paws 🐾💥
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“I give up on lint rollers. there is nothing embarrassing about having pet hair on your clothing. Oh your pet likes to snuggle you? how shameful to love and be loved."

📣 roastmalone_

#CAREequity #HumanAnimalWelfare

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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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