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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.


🎉 Celebrate BIPOC wisdom at The Gathering, CARE’s empowering annual conference!

🧠 The Gathering started as a humble event to honor the experiences and expertise of BIPOC communities in animal welfare and has blossomed into festive gathering with some of the industry’s brightest stars.

This year, we’re bringing together 250 passionate individuals—veterinary students, animal welfare advocates, and community leaders. Together, we`ll build relationships, share our pearls of wisdom, and recognize the talented folks within our colorful community 🤩

❤️ Save your spot and reserve tickets this October to The Gathering! Follow the link in the bio for tickets.

#CAREequity #TheGathering #BIPOC #HumanAnimalWelfare #AnimalWelfare #AnimalWellbeing

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One of the most harmful myths about the working poor and the unhoused community is this idea that these people ended up in that situation due to "bad choices."

That was the story many of us were told growing up. But the more tragic reality is that ANY OF US could fall victim to tough times.

A surprise thousand-dollar hospital bill or student loan email can be a bump in the road for some families, or a fast-pass to eviction and debt for others.

Some folks have families they can rely on if they need a place to live, while other folks only have the clothes on their backs.

Our capacity to make good choices is totally dependent on if the environment we`re in offers flexible and accessible options, and if the people in our lives are willing and able to help.

But if we live in neighborhoods with no affordable apartments, unreliable public transportation, and low-wage jobs, or our families themselves are struggling with their own problems, how can we possibly crawl out from the struggle?

The best we can do is offer compassion and understanding to anyone experiencing it here and now, and to recognize that bad times can happen to all of us.
"Ppl don’t understand that it can REALLY be you. Homelessness, death, no job.. Literally anything unfortunate can happen in the blink of an eye, life crazy like that. Always stay humble & be grateful."

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🥂 Celebrate Juneteenth with CARE by taking advantage of a special discount on REDI Bronze!

Purchase the course for $19 between June 19 and July 19. Registrants will also be entered into a raffle for exciting prizes, including free tickets to CARE`s annual conference, The Gathering.

⭐ Follow the link in our bio and use promo code 2ND24Juneteenth for a chance to win. Additionally, five people will receive a free CARE Racism is Sh!**y T-shirt, and one winner will get two free tickets to The Gathering.

Together, we can create a more inclusive and caring environment. Join REDI and be a part of the movement for change in the veterinary field.

💚 Thank you to @maddiesfund, @petsmartcharities, and @carecenters for their support in addressing racial equity in our community.

#CAREequity #VetREDI #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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