CARE’s Narrative Division produces stories that celebrate diverse companion humans and their pets. Take a look at the stories we tell, and re-tell. Stories shape our vision of the world and often frame our perceptions and biases. People of Color, People without homes, Seniors, and other marginalized groups do heroic things every day for animals but are rarely elevated or celebrated. CARE is broadening the narrative because the stories we tell matter in the battle to clear our shelters.

Take a look at the films below. People of Color and their Pets are virtually invisible



Black, Indigenous, and People of Color [BIPOC] suffer a great many challenges, but none greater than erasure. Either our stories are not told, or portrayed without a focus on our compassion, creativity, and genius.  CARE’s Narrative Producers have years of multi-disciplined creative experience that insight CARE’s retelling the story of BIPOC and marginalized people and their pets.

Maddie's Fund
Many of the folks below have been or believed they would be denied adoption, but as you can see they’ve all acquired pets and they’re amazing pet parents. A special thanks to Maddie’s Fund for providing the production budget for these diverse interviews.

CARE COO Talks about her Adoption path.

Meet Leslie, a retired Police Officer, who was denied pet adoption 16 times.”I saw the ad that said, ‘Don’t Shop Adopt” and decided to give adoption a try.’ – Leslie

Marilou, CARE Center Leader, Northern Tier.

Meet Beunca, A Community Human and Animal Well-being leader you should known.

“You’re not going to see the best in people when you’re confronting with an implied suggestion that they may not suitable.” – Zach Skow

Meet Shane, An amazing pet parent that happens to live in an apartment with no access to a back yard.

Meet Steph, A well-known Animal Welfare leader who was rejected for Pet Adoption!


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Meet Samantha, A rescuer, A Survivor, An Amazing Pet Parent, and a person without a traditional Home.

Meet Marry [Left] and Clifford [Right], Both Senior Citizens that have seen their share of adoption rejections because of their age. And both the best their pets could have asked for!

Meet Betsy, A great pet mom and well known Animal Welfare leader. In spike of her credentials, she believes she would not be able to adopt a pet do to her lack of backyard fencing.

Meet Andrea, she has two knocks against her. She’s a senior AND she lives in a house without a fenced in yard. But, we’ve never seen a dog more loved than hers.