Donations = Lives

Monetary donations are PAWreciated!

Adoptable cat. Pip.

Your donation saves the lives of animals!


When you donate to C.A.R.A., you are helping cats and dogs get a second chance at life and finding their forever home.  We are a 501(c)3 non-for-profit charity which means your donation is tax-deductible.  We rely on donations such as yours to enable us to rescue cats and dogs from either Vermilion County and surrounding areas or from owners who can no longer care for their pets.  Some of the animals we rescue need life saving medical treatments or surgeries.


Each animal’s care costs approximately $8 per day.  This includes food, housing, medical care as needed, microchipping, vaccinations, spay/neutering, and hygiene care.  A gift of $250 would provide a month’s worth of care for one animal.


We know there are many charities you can donate your hard earned dollars to and when you donate to our rescue, you know that your gift will go to a great cause.  For every donation, everyone at C.A.R.A. thanks you from the bottom of our hearts!


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Why not shop for a cause!

Shelter Wishlist

Sorry Sassy, only necessary items.


Amazon Shelter Wishlist.

Purchase items via our Amazon Wishlist

You can purchase most of the items on our list and more through our Amazon Wish List!  Everyone at CARA appreciates anyone who donates to us through Amazon.


Please note: We are not informed of who donates through Amazon, so please include a ‘gift note’ with your purchase.  Please include your name as well as an email address or mailing address.  If you do, we can send you a thank you and donation receipt. We are VERY appreciative!

(We are in constant need of these items.  We accept drop off items at Citizens for Animal Rescue and Adoption where you will be issued a gift receipt for your donation):

Stretch & Scratch!

The best exercise and stress relief tool for shelter cats.  


These easy to install scratch posts are in high demand to bring joy to the cats in our shelter.   


Visit Stretch and Scratch to place an order today!

Paw It Forward Program

Image by imarksm from Pixabay

One of our successful fundraisers is our Community Canister Program.  We partner with local businesses and offices to help raise funds for the homeless animals in our community.  If you are interested in this fundraiser, please email us for more information.

Kitten brought to CARA with burns on his back and tail.

This little kitten’s mother had accidently hid her litter in a pile of leaves meant to be burned.  The owner was able to save the kittens before it was too late but this little kitten had suffered burns on his back and tail.  With the support and loving care of the volunteers at C.A.R.A., this little kitten made a full recovery and is still hoping for a forever family.
Thank you so much!


 Donations not only help the homeless but they help the animals who are suffering from injuries or neglect.  Your support saves lives everyday, like the kitten above.




Sponsor a Pet + Save a Life

View our list of animals receiving or in need of medical treatment.