Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Angels

We need a Christmas miracle!! Saturday and Sunday are twin sisters. And they are little Christmas angels. They are looking for one thing for Christmas: a home together forever! They want a family who will take them both and love them. We know that they are more than just a Christmas gift, because they are a FOREVER gift! Please give them their wish for Christmas and give them the home they deserve. They are about 7 months old, but they are still playful, fun kittens. We only adopt to responsible pet owners. If you are interested in adopting Saturday and Sunday, please contact us at 215-879-8645 or email

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

We're ready for our forever home!

Saturday and Sunday are still available for adoption! They are now spayed and up to date on their shots. They are ready for their forever home. They are double the love and must stay together. Even though the girls are 6 months old now, they are still playful, fun kittens. Please give them love and take them home!! You'll never regret it. Let them bring you happiness, luck, and joy. If you are interested in adopting Saturday and Sunday, Please e-mail us at or call 215-879-8645.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Two movie stars

Move over, Mary-Kate and Ashley! The Onyx Twins are here! Saturday and Sunday will steal the show! They are two precious sisters still looking for their forever home. They are beautiful with their shiny black and white coats. They are regal and lovely, and they are two special ladies indeed. They are a little bit older now than then last time we featured them. They are still kittens though.

They are full of energy, and more importantly, they are full of love. All they want to do is share that love with a special person. We know that it's not always easy to take two kittens at a time. However, we cannot separate these twins now. They are best friends, and they love each other very much. They wouldn't know what to do without the other. If you watch them play and snuggle with each other, you would be able to tell right away that they couldn't bear to be apart. You wouldn't want to be taken away from your best friend, would you? Well Saturday and Sunday want to stay together too. Besides, having two cute kitties will brighten you day; they will give you double the amount of love. Can't you please be the one who takes these sisters? We know the person who opens his or her home will have to be a special person.

And we only want a special person to contact us. Some people might think that black cats are bad luck. But isn't that ridiculous to think that way in 2010? Look at the faces of these kittens. How can they be anything but angels in disguise? Let them come into your life and be your special good luck charms. Do not reply unless you are a serious, responsible pet owner. We make home visits, and we check references. We will not adopt to people who will not provide the proper home, or who will not love these babies for life! Please e-mail us at or call 215-879-8645. Do something wonderful. Give these two girls a home.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Take me home

Please help Grey. He is about 4 years old, and is a leukemia positive cat that is in urgent need of a home. He's doing really well, even though he is positive. If he doesn't find a home soon, he is going to be put down. He's not going to be put to sleep because he is positive; rather he is being put down because he is no longer wanted. His owner has to move, and the people where she is moving don't want Grey. He was originally rescued from the streets by his owner. He survived the city streets and he must have thought that he found his forever home when the lady took him in. Now he is facing the biggest battle of his life, because he has to find a home before his time runs out. It is a shame that he is going be put down because nobody will give him a home. He is loving and would be a great pal. He just needs a lot of attention and love. He will give you back love and attention. Since he is positive, he has to be placed in a home with another leukemia positive cat, or in a home by himself. If you are truly an animal lover, and you have a means to help Grey, please contact us ASAP. Grey will be put down very soon if a home is not found. True animal lovers will want to help this guy if they can. It's not fair that his life has to be over because he is unwanted. Contact us by going to our petfinder page at where you will see more information about Grey and our other animals, or email us at or Contact phone number is on the petfinder page. This plea for Grey's life is one of our biggest pleas. Please help us give this wonderful cat another chance to live.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Just look at our twins! Saturday and Sunday are adorable sisters. They were found on a Saturday and rescued on a Sunday. That's how they got their names. They are about 11 weeks old, and are playful and fun just as kittens are supposed to be. They love doing everything together, and snuggle with each other every day.

Saturday and Sunday are a cute couple of black kittens (with a patch of white on their chests) who not only love each other, but they also love their foster mom.

Their mom can't keep them forever though. These girls need a special family who will love them for life! Since they are twins, and since they adore each other so much, they would probably do best if they were kept together. However, we will consider splitting them up for the right person and to the right home. If you are looking for two kitties, these girls would be perfect for you. They both have great personalities and will keep you smiling for years to come. They are too precious for words, and you'd have to see them to understand just how truly special they are.

We only adopt to responsible pet owners who have vet references and who are willing to take the time and the patience to care for these cuties. If you'd like to adopt Saturday and Sunday, please contact us at or call 215-879-8645. You can also find us on under Compassionate Animal Relief Effort. If a kitten is too much for you to handle at this time, consider adopting one of our older cats. You can find the awesome animals we have in our care on the petfinder page. After all, older pets deserve good homes too!

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Lost One

Meet Solo. She was found poking around a garbage can on a patio. Solo was all by herself. No mom, no siblings, no people. She seemed so lonely and afraid. Her foster mom took her in and cleaned her up and gave her some food and some mother's cat milk. Solo is about 12 weeks old, and she is a beautiful little girl. She needs a home....and once you meet her, you will want that home to be yours. How can you look at such a beautiful girl and not want to snuggle her? She had a rough start, so she should find a terrific family who can give her all of the love in the world. If you'd like to adopt Solo, please email us at or call 215-879-8645.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Stella, the Diva Kitty

Miss Stella went for a ride in the car today. She is the sweetest little kitty, and too pretty for words. These photos don't do her justice. She is still looking for her forever home. She is lovable, and enjoys being held. She will snuggle right into you, and purr in your ear. We think she might end up being someone's lap cat. She is so terrific that she truly deserves to find a family who will love her forever. She gives nothing but love, and should receive love in return.

Stella did very well in the car, and didn't get sick or scared. Miss Stella is a diva. She's fabulous, and she knows it! She likes showing off, playing with her sisters, and especially getting attention from her foster mom. A diva wants royal treatment! That's why she needs to be placed in a home where her people will love her, pamper her, and take care of her forever. If you need a smile on your face, or you need to laugh a little, Stella is the one for the job. Though she does well with other pets, we think she would greatly enjoy being the only pet--simply because she has to be the one who takes center stage! How can you resist such a cute little girl? If you'd like to adopt Stella, please contact us at or call her foster mom at 215-879-8645. Stella is waiting for you!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Little Ones

The little ones still need homes! They are all starting to develop great personalities. They need their own families, though. Please call us or e-mail us if you would like to open your home to one of our kittens. Or maybe you can take two! Our cute little girl pictured here has a sister who looks just like her. They pal around together, and would like to go to a home together if possible. If you can only take one, we will understand that as well. There is also a gray sister and a gray and white sister. Give these girls a chance. Their foster mom can't keep them, and they're too wonderful not to get families of their own. Please e-mail us at, or call 215-879-8645.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kittens, Kittens, Everywhere!

Once again in this blog, we have to mention that we still have some kittens available for adoption. All of the kittens are girls. We discovered this information during their first vet visit. The kittens are now nine weeks old, and are in desperate need of loving homes. Though one of the C.A.R.E. volunteers is fostering the girls, she won't be able to do so for much longer. The cats all have great personalities, and they act like true kittens that love to explore,run, jump, and play. They are all very cute, and we just know they're going to grow up to be pretty girls. We just haven't been able to find special homes for our special girls.

We really try very hard to place pets with families who'll love them for life. Taking in a new pet, especially a puppy or a kitten, isn't about giving temporary love. When a person commits to being a pet owner, it's a commitment that the person makes for the pet's entire life. Sure, kittens and puppies are adorable. It's a great time for everyone. Watching them grow and watching the cute things that they do when they are little is something that people will never forget; however, kittens and puppies grow up and will need the same amount of love and attention when they become adults. If you want to adopt a kitten or a puppy from C.A.R.E. or another organization, make sure you're aware that you will need to be responsible for that animal for the rest of its life.

This year has been a very difficult one to place unwanted animals. As always, and because of the careless acts of people, there are too many homeless animals in the streets and in shelters. It's sad for us to think that our wonderful little kittens don't have homes yet--that no one can take them in. We ask that if you can provide a good home for any of our girls, that you please contact us immediately. These kittens need your help. If you spent just a few minutes with any of them, you'd be in love. Please do what you can. If you can't adopt one of these cats, simply pass on the information in this blog and ask someone you know who might be able to adopt. Please only ask responsible and caring pet owners.

You can e-mail us at, or call 215-879-8645. The pictures of the kittens appear in the previous post. Or you can click on the Petfinder link in this blog to see these kittens and all of our adoptable pets.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Please take us home!

C.A.R.E. has some new kittens. One of our volunteers found six kitties that are in need of homes A.S.A.P. We think someone may have dumped them off. They are six weeks old, and are just precious. We can't believe that anyone would just leave these cute creatures. They all have their own personalities, and they love people. Their foster moms say that they are running around and enjoying the people and other animals in their foster houses. All they want is a chance. Take a look at the pictures.

Sunny is the boss, so anyone who wants a kitten that is going to come into the house and make herself at home should consider adopting her. She is the leader, and her brothers and sisters follow her around the house. She will melt your heart, and probably fit right in the second she puts her paws inside your door. You won't regret taking such a special girl. She will be your friend for life.

Stella is a pretty girl, and she likes to play with her brothers and sisters. This picture doesn't do her justice at all. She is truly adorable. She just loves her foster mom, but she would love it even more if she had a great forever home. She is seen in this picture with her sister, Sunny. She is the all gray cat.

And then we have Snacks. He is our little prince. He is the tiniest little boy, but don't tell him that! His best friend in his foster mom's house is a German Shepherd! He is a lovely little guy that adores his foster family and his animal friends. He is a little runt, but he acts like a big shot. He loves to eat, (hence his name) play, and snuggle; he wants a forever friend. He is seen in this picture with his sisters, Sunny and Stella. He is the pee wee (black) snuggled with the girls.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Kittens! Kittens!

C.A.R.E. currently has six kittens available for adoption. They are six weeks old, and are in need of loving homes. They were found, luckily by a C.A.R.E. volunteer. She took them in and is looking after them and fostering them until they find their forever homes. Pictures of these cuties will follow. If you are interested in our newest C.A.R.E. cats, please e-mail us at or call 215-879-8645. A homeless pet needs you--be kind and adopt!

Monday, June 7, 2010


These pictures are from the 12th Annual C.A.R.E. Spay A Stray pet walk. C.A.R.E. (Compassionate Animal Relief Effort) is an all volunteer, no kill, animal rescue group in Philadelphia, PA. The group promotes spaying and neutering as a solution to the problem of the overpopulation of animals in the city. C.A.R.E. also fosters homeless pets that are available for adoption. Check out and look under Compassionate Animal Relief Effort to see a few of C.A.R.E's current available animals. Please, please have a heart and take home a pet! If you cannot adopt a new friend, but you still would like to help, you can contact us at or by calling (215) 462-1889.

C.A.R.E. Pet Walk 2010

On May 22, 2010, C.A.R.E. held its annual pet walk at FDR Park in South Philadelphia. Every year, C.A.R.E. holds this event to promote its spay and neuter program. The group knows that the problem of animal overpopulation is very real--but also controllable--if people would only spay and neuter their pets. The walk's proceeds directly benefit this spay and neuter program, which also includes the spay and neutering of neighborhood strays. C.A.R.E. fosters many other homeless pets. Proceeds from any C.A.R.E. event helps the feeding and lodging of these homeless animals.

The day of the walk was great. Not too hot, not too cold. Not too rainy, not too sunny. It was just perfect. There were plenty of games for the dogs and for their people. And the dogs certainly seemed to enjoy stopping for a break or to take a drink or to have a treat. People had smiles on their faces all day long--even the dogs were smiling!

This year C.A.R.E. also sponsored an art contest at George W. Childs Elementary, a local school. Two children in the third grade won the contest. They were asked to draw pictures that represented kindness to animals. Sandra Sanchez, one of the winners, attended the walk. While she was at the walk, she spoke to the C.A.R.E. president, talked to a reporter from the South Philly Review, and accepted her award, which included art supplies and a gift certificate. Sandra seemed thrilled to have been chosen as one of the winners.

The walk was a lot of fun and a success. As usual, the C.A.R.E. volunteers wish to thank everyone who contributed to this year's event. Other C.A.R.E. events will be posted on this blog. You can also e-mail the group at for information on future events. Please don't forget to check out the Petfinder page to see some of C.A.R.E's current adoptable animals. Please care--please give a home to a shelter animal!

Please also see more of the picture's from the 2010 walk, including the dogs of C.A.R.E.!

Read the South Philly Review article here.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The day we went to the flea market

C.A.R.E. appeared at the Pine St. Flea Market on May 8, 2010. It was a great success! We got to meet new friends and neighbors, and we were able to talk to people about spaying and neutering their pets. We were thrilled to see that so many people in the community share our mission--so many people realize the importance of spaying and neutering to reduce the overpopulation of animals.

We also were able to bring some adoptable C.A.R.E. cats, and they were a great hit--especially Panda--who stole the show all day long. We had a nice day--perfect weather and great conversation with the new people we met. We truly look forward to going to the market next year. We wish to thank everyone who contributed to our cause, and we hope that you might consider coming to some future C.A.R.E. events. Please also remember that the cats we brought with us are still available for adoption. You will find Panda, Simon, and Theodore on You can go to our page there directly from this blog. The kitties did great the day of the flea market. They didn't mind being outside with lots of people looking at them and petting them. They only wish they could have found forever homes!

Friday, May 7, 2010


The 12th Annual Spay A Stray Pet walk will be held Saturday, May 22, 2010. The time of the walk is 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. rain or shine. As usual, the walk will be held at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park (Broad and Pattison Aves.).

There will be games, prizes, a professional dog trainer, and refreshments. And who knows, our mascot, "Bear," might even make a special appearance just for the walk! All proceeds from this walk will go to our spay and neuter program. We are committed to ending the overpopulation of unwanted animals in the city of Philadelphia.

Call us to register for the walk at: 215-462-1889.

If you cannot attend the walk, you can still sponsor the spaying and neutering of an animal. We also currently have many homeless cats in need of a loving home. Our 'C.A.R.E. cats' are all special, and they all deserve to live the rest of their lives with people who love them. Please join us at the walk, help us to spay or neuter strays in the city, or open your home to an animal friend who is in need of your love.

Call us at the number listed above for more information. We can also be reached via e-mail at

We look forward to seeing or hearing from you!

Compassionate Animal Relief Effort
PO BOX 2527
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Monday, May 3, 2010

C.A.R.E. at the Flea Fair

The C.A.R.E. volunteers will be at the Old Pine St.Church Flea Market on Saturday, May 8. We will be available to answer questions and take sign in sheets for this year's pet walk. We will also take applications for adoptions. So if you want a new fur friend, or just to help out, come see us at the flea market.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Dog Trainer and C.A.R.E friend

Hey, Philly pet people! Need help training your uncontrollable pooches?? Contact Wendy Young—a professional dog trainer with over 20 years experience.

Wendy offers private, in home training, phone consultations, and good manners classes. She specializes in fearful, aggressive, rescue/shelter, and unhousetrained adult dogs and pups.

Call her at 610-565-2559. Visit her website at: for more information.

Wendy Young appeared at FDR Park on May 16, 2009 for C.A.R.E’s eleventh annual Spay a Stray Pet Walk. Wendy is the owner of Progressive Dog Training and a friend of C.A.R.E. She offered her specialized training services for the dogs and their people who attended the walk. Wendy, who said that her best friends have always been dogs, possesses over twenty years of training experience. At the walk, Wendy gathered the dogs together for some simple obedience lessons. She was able to demonstrate proper calming techniques that the pet owners could use to train their dogs. She also took the time for questions, and she offered further advice to the owners about how to best handle their individual pet training issues.

Wendy began her career by volunteering to train service dogs for people with disabilities. She also worked with shelters and with rescues. She decided to establish Progressive Dog Training because of her rewarding experience with the service dogs and their humans. She then wanted the opportunity to help all dogs and their people. Wendy clearly loves her work—and the people and the dogs that she helps. She explained that dog training is more about the people than it is about the animals. “The person has to cooperate, “ Wendy said. When a trainer can get through to the human, then the trainer has succeeded; once the person is educated, the dog will follow.

Wendy tackles common behavioral problems such as aggression, fear, barking, lunging, and house-training. She provides the information and instruction that pet owners need to know to better communicate with their dogs. People usually hear about Wendy through referrals from shelters and vets, and also through word of mouth from other pet owners. She can be contacted by calling 610-565-2559. She can also be contacted via her website:

Wendy’s Quick Training Tip:

For help with dogs (while walking on a leash) that are lunging forward, acting aggressively toward another dog, or for a dog that tries to walk in the opposite direction you’re going:
· Tie a knot in the leash
· When the dog begins acting aggressively, or walking in the wrong direction, slide your hand down the leash to the knot.
· Step in front of the dog to block him
· When he calms down, step out of the way, slide your hand back to the normal position on the leash, and try walking again. Repeat technique if necessary until dog cooperates.

For more tips like this one, or for extensive help with your dog’s behavioral problems, contact Wendy today!