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July 17, 2023

Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity Receive Historic $6.5 Million Grant to Help BIPOC Communities and their Pets

Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE), the first national BIPOC led human and animal well-being nonprofit, is thrilled to be the recipient of a $6.5 Million grant from Maddie’s Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. The grant will provide CARE with the funding to pilot a groundbreaking national program called Community Animal CARE, which will help support underserved people and their pets, overcrowded shelters, and chronically overwhelmed veterinarians.
June 12, 2023

CARE Launches Racial Equity Course Scholarships in honor of Juneteenth

Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) is offering their Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) virtual course free of charge during the month of June. This $800 scholarship honors the federal holiday Juneteenth. Juneteenth (June 19th), is the US federal holiday that celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. These scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous funding of national animal welfare foundation Maddie’s Fund.
April 10, 2023

Dramatic Increase in Pet Product Costs Further Marginalizes Families and their Pets in Low-Income Communities

Companions for Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE), a Baltimore-based national 501(c)3 nonprofit, is the only workforce development organization designed to help people and their pets. Whether providing more affordable veterinary care, scholarships to BIPOC aspiring veterinary students, supplying pet food, or advocating for more inclusive practices when it comes to animal adoption, CARE is tirelessly working to help those who are under-resourced.
April 3, 2023

Changemakers Circle Gathering in New Orleans April 3 at 8 p.m.

While the Humane Society of the United States meets this week in New Orleans for its national animal welfare conference, a group of BIPOC members who are attending that conference will also be organizing their own gathering to spark change in the predominately white animal welfare industry.
February 18, 2023

Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity Launch Black History Month Series

Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity, a Baltimore based national nonprofit is pleased to announce its third annual virtual speaker series. It’s designed to commemorate American Black History Month, which calls attention to the dark shadows of American history. This speaker series is designed to tell the stories not being told.
February 9, 2023

Atlanta Puppy Ruffs it Up in Sunday’s Puppy Bowl XVII The Falcons didn’t make the cut but Bleu the Australian Shepherd did!

Where the Atlanta Falcons failed, Bleu the Atlanta puppy is filling the gap! The seven-month-old Australian Shepherd once roamed the streets of Atlanta, but now he’s making his national television debut on Sunday during the Puppy Bowl airing on Animal Planet and discovery+. You can catch the canine athlete starting at 2 p.m. EST.
February 7, 2023

Baltimore Rapper Featured on Sunday’s Puppy Bowl XVII

Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE), a national nonprofit based in Baltimore, is pleased to announce their music video called That’s My Dog, will be shown during this Sunday’s Puppy Bowl showdown between Team Ruff and Team Fluff. The national television debut will happen on Sunday during the Puppy Bowl airing on Animal Planet and discovery+. It all starts at 1 p.m. EST.
January 22, 2023

Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) Launches Veterinary Advisory Committee

Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) is proud to announce the creation of a new veterinary committee that will help cultivate the human and animal bond while providing preventative access to veterinary CARE. This group will lead the discussion around human and animal well-being inside schools to support underserved BIPOC communities and their pets across the United States. The group will be also tasked with devising strategies to support veterinary programs in neighborhoods not served by traditional animal welfare nonprofits or veterinary schools.