As the Vice President of CARE of South Bend, I’d like to introduce you to our group. What is CARE? CARE = Community Animal Rescue Effort of South Bend. Chances are you’ve never heard of CARE of South Bend, but we’ve been around for a while. Basically, we are the “Booster Club” for South Bend Animal Care and Control (SBACC). As we like to say, we help put the CARE in Animal CARE and Control! We have been flying under the radar until now, but since we have the new shelter and the new ordinance, we are now working on the next phase of animal welfare in South Bend and we need your help!
Through our various programs we try to improve the lives of animals living at SBACC as well as within the city of South Bend, decrease the number of animals coming into the shelter, and increase the number of animals leaving the shelter alive. CARE facilitates the transport of animals from SBACC to other rescue groups, pays for medical care for animals currently residing in SBACC that the city cannot afford otherwise, and helps facilitate TNR of community and feral cats (the only effective and humane method of reducing the number of free-roaming cats). CARE volunteers work with the animals living at the shelter to provide socialization, exercise, and training.
Our Mission Statement:
“CARE of South Bend is working to create a community, with an emphasis on population control, where no animal of reasonable health or temperament is euthanized simply because he or she does not have a home.”
- Rescue Outreach Program
- Hope and Second Chances Program
- TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) in partnership with Meow Mission
- Kennel Enrichment and Shelter Support
- Spay/neuter, spay/neuter, spay/neuter
Why should I CARE?
These are just a few reasons to support CARE:
- I like animals
- I live in South Bend
- I like animals AND I live in South Bend
- I want as little of my tax money as possible used for animal care and control
- There are too many stray cats in my neighborhood
- I want to help lower the euthanasia rates at SBACC
- I support No Kill South Bend!
By supporting CARE, you are supporting the animals that enter SBACC. We would ask that you donate supplies, your time, and your support directly to South Bend Animal Care and Control, but we ask that you give monetary donations to CARE. Why? Because SBACC is a municipally owned shelter, any money that is donated there must be given to the city and is not immediately available for the care of shelter animals. CARE is a 501c3 volunteer-based organization. Your financial contributions go directly to the animals. You may direct how your donations are used if you wish, and your gift will NEVER be used to support euthanasia.
How can you help?
We are in need of your help to get the word out! Please support CARE of South Bend and South Bend Animal Care and Control!
What do we need?
- socializing dogs and cats
- adoption follow up
- fund raising
- assist in transporting animals in the Rescue Outreach Program
- peanut butter
- Like our pages on Facebook and share our posts:
CARE of South Bend
South Bend Animal Care and Control
- Spay and neuter your pets and encourage those around you to do so!
- Join us! If YOU want to see less animals euthanized in our community, YOU must help!
On behalf of CARE of South Bend, thank you for your help!
Mariah Covey, DVM
Mariah Covey, DVM
Vice President CARE of South Bend