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 carephilly@gmail.com 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 petfinder.com 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 carephilly@gmail.com 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 carephilly@gmail.com 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 Petfinder.com. 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!