Community Animal Rescue Effort - C.A.R.E.

Matching Pets and People Since 1987

aka C.A.R.E.   |   Skokie, IL   |  https://www.carenorthshore.org

Mission

Community Animal Rescue Effort is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of Chicago's North Shore by fostering and supporting healthy, positive relationships between people and companion animals. C.A.R.E. rehomes companion pets into safe, healthy, lifelong homes; serves as an educational and counseling resource; and works to reduce pet overpopulation.

Ruling year info

1993

President

Alexis Keto

Main address

4927 Main Street

Skokie, IL 60077 USA

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EIN

36-3624185

NTEE code info

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

C.A.R.E. volunteers envision a future with no more homeless or abused pets.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Animal Rescue Effort

C.A.R.E.'s programs include medical care of homeless animals, adoption of homeless animals, education on humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership, volunteer opportunities and much more.

Population(s) Served
Families

C.A.R.E. volunteers transfer cats and some dogs from overloaded area open admission shelters, vet them and place up for adoption. Chicago Animal Care & Control and Hoopston Animal Rescue & Shelter are two organizations we are working with.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Animal Rescue Effort

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2021 had a 20% increase in adoptions over 2020. 2020 declined due to COVID and less animals needing rescue. In 2018, we transitioned from a foster-based organization and opened an Adoption Center.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Working poor, Low-income people, Extremely poor people, Retired people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Community Animal Rescue Effort

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Started the Pet Food Pantry in 2019 and expanded it in 2020.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

C.A.R.E., as a humane organization, believes that every adoptable pet deserves a safe and loving forever home. Our rehoming approach takes into consideration the needs and expectations of the community and adopters we serve, as much as the well-being of the animals. Special care is taken to match potential adopters with the right pets. C.A.R.E. continues its commitment by being an available resource after the pet is in its new home. C.A.R.E. also operates a pet food pantry to help keep pets in homes.

In pursuit of this goal, C.A.R.E. will:

Be a premier resource in the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago for adoptions and information regarding companion animals;
Be a national model for an effective and efficient volunteer humane organization with a committed, well-trained and diverse volunteer base;
Partner with a large and growing group of supporters who provide the financial resources needed to support our programs and services.

C.A.R.E. has a volunteer base of over 250 volunteers, foster homes and an adoption center to help animals find homes.

We have opened an Adoption Center and started our own Pet Food Pantry for those in need. Next steps are to increase adoptions to help more pets. We have found homes for over 650 pets in 2020-2021 and in 2021 we expanded our foster network and started a TNR program.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Community Animal Rescue Effort - C.A.R.E.

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alexis Keto

Julie Gately

Louise Strall

Mark Carlson

Gail Lovinger Goldblatt

Francie Niederman

Lynn Payer

Diane Moe

Ruth Quoss

Karin Williams

Robin Cember

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/11/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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