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The CARE Center provides education and resources that foster a mutually supportive bond between companion animals and people. Through our classes and programs, we strive to give people a better understanding of their pet’s basic needs, open the lines of communication between companion animals and their people, and keep pets in their homes. CARE Center brochure


“CARE for a Taste?” Fundraiser a Success
More than $7,000 was raised for the Helping Paw Fund at “CARE for a Taste?” on March 21, 2015. Thank you to everyone who attended, donated auction items, and made financial contributions! A special thank you to Betsy Hendrick and the staff at Hendrick House in Urbana, our gracious hosts.

CARE Center and Helping Paw Fund featured in The News-Gazette
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Illinois residents: Help end companion animal homelessness
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Browse the pages to learn more about the CARE Center and our programs, including the Helping Paw Fund.

The Helping Paw Fund keeps families together in East Central Illinois. By providing financial assistance for the expense of illness or injury, we help people and their animal companions and sustain the bond between them. Numerous animal companions – cats, dogs, a rabbit and a guinea pig – and their families have benefited from our program. Please consider a donation to the CARE Center so that we can continue this important work. Use the Donate button above or send to our address on the Contact Us page.