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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.


🐱Pet owners, get ready for an exciting evening at the LOVE Pets and People event! Join us on Thursday, October 5th, at LOVE Park, from 5-7pm, for a night filled with fun activities and giveaways.

🎈 Our partners at CARE will be introducing you to Philly People partners like @TheBlockGivesBack, @Hand2Paw_philly, Chef Kurt Evans @kurtcooks,, @hitouchinc, @theblockgivesback and @Emancipet, along with special appearances from the Philadelphia Urban Riding Academy

💙 These amazing organizations will be on-site to showcase their products and programs.

@Purina, our main sponsor, will also be present at the event, giving away free pet products and goodies. Enjoy the music, games, and dancing while your furry friends play and interact with other pets. 🐶 💜

❤️ LOVE Park, designed by Edmund Bacon and Vincent G. Kling, is a central location and iconic gathering spot in Philadelphia. The park features the famous LOVE sculpture, created by Robert Indiana, which was added to celebrate the nation`s bicentennial. The sculpture has since become a fixture in the park and was recently given a new makeover, returning to its original red, green, and purple color scheme.

🍕Hungry for Pizza? @victorspizzatruck will be on site with Vegan and Mexican Pizza options!!!

🎤 Special Guest Frankie Darcell

We can`t wait to see you and your pets at the LOVE Pets and People event! 💚🧡

#thankstomaddie #thegathering2023 #CAREequity #HumanAnimalWelfare

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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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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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