CENTER FOR ANIMAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INC

aka CARE   |   Bridgeport, TX   |  www.carerescuetexas.com

Mission

The Center for Animal Research and Education's mission is to provide for a safe, permanent and loving home to exotic animals in need. CARE focuses on excellence in physical and emotional care, advocating animal welfare through education, and conducting minimally-invasive research that will improve living conditions for captive animal populations world-wide.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Heidi Krahn

Main address

245 County Road 3422

Bridgeport, TX 76426 USA

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EIN

03-0520301

NTEE code info

Wildlife Sanctuary/Refuge (D34)

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Internship Program

CARE offers an intensive internship program for individuals who are interested in learning more about working with exotic animals. There are 2-4 intern positions per term, including a new administrative intern position, available. CARE provides housing for all accepted applicants for the entire 4 months.

Interns will gain practical experience in exotic animals husbandry and will be involved with our educational and research programs. Experiences at CARE will include feeding, cleaning, animal health, animal management, behavioral studies, chemical immobilization, record keeping, assisting in construction and habitat modification, public speaking, fundraising and related activities. Interns will also be involved with the volunteer and tour programs.

More information at https://www.carerescuetexas.com/what-we-do/internships.html

Population(s) Served

We value education and research that will positively impact the lives of animals around the world, whether they are in captivity or the wild. We partner with the largest research organizations and some of the most respected big cat experts in the country to search for causes and cures to common diseases and ailments and to gather a bank of information that will help us understand these animals better.

Our research methods are minimally invasive, meaning that they are observational, or we collect genetic material and data while animals are sedated for routine veterinary procedures, from shed whiskers, or post-mortem examination at the end of an animals' life. Sometimes the research is even fun for the animals, like getting to play with and bite on hard plastic bite-plates hidden in fire-hose to better understand how big cats kill prey. It is all meant to improve the health and care of big cats in the future. You can read more about our collaborations at https://www.carerescuetexas.com/what-we-do/research/

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Awards

Top-Rated Nonprofit 2015

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Top-Rated Nonprofit 2014

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Top-Rated Nonprofit 2016

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Top-Rated Nonprofit 2013

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Goals & Strategy

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CARE strives to provide for a safe, permanent and loving home to exotic animals in need. CARE focuses on excellence in physical and emotional care, advocating animal welfare through education, and conducting minimally-invasive research that will improve living conditions for captive animal populations world-wide.

CARE continues to evolve in order to best serve our mission of providing a safe, permanent, and loving home to exotic animals in need. CARE focuses on excellence in physical and emotional care, advocating animal welfare through education, and conducting minimally-invasive research with the aims of improving living conditions for captive animal populations world-wide.

CARE provides a resource to the animal medical and scientific community for collaboration with study and research programs where the objective is to learn from the animals' natural behaviors, instincts, and habitats, and to learn and practice techniques to enhance the quality of life in captivity.

The center also provides public awareness through public tours and events that focus on the issues faced when caring for exotics in captivity. CARE provides a safe educational and recreational venue where people of all ages can observe and learn from the animals.

CARE relies entirely on support from the public, no funding is received from any government agency. The tireless devotion of our largely volunteer staff to the welfare of these animals is the foundation on which the center was built. It is the organization's volunteers and donors who hold the hope and promise for the future of the magnificent creatures that depend on CARE for their survival.

Financials

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CENTER FOR ANIMAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INC

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Andrew Rottner

First State Bank

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Jamie Reed

Voyager Sopris Learning

Term: 2018 -

Derek Krahn

No Affliliation

Melanie Klein

No Affliliation

Gary Valdata

Derek Blakley

Kelsey Cooley

Mark Moran

Kevin Holzbog

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No