C.A.R.E. stands for Countrycare Animal Rescue Efforts. It is Countrycare’s community outreach program designed to help pet owners prepare for and recover from disasters like fires, floods, and tornadoes.
Countrycare created C.A.R.E. for Paws in 2012 in order to give back to people in Green Bay and surrounding communities. By partnering with The Red Cross, we help pet owners in 13 counties throughout Northeast Wisconsin.
In 2015, C.A.R.E. for Paws became a non-profit organization promoted by Countrycare Animal Complex.
"In the event of a disaster, a family is so upset, and they are so concerned about their animals, so the kits add a small measure of comfort in a terrible time. The kits assist our clients in being more comfortable in their temporary lodging-whether it is a hotel or relative's home. And it also allows the client not to have to use their money on replacing pet equipment immediately.
I cannot tell you how the clients look at us when we provide these kits. I wish you could experience it just once. They are so amazed that we have thought about their beloved animals in a disaster, and that is thanks to your foresight in this."
- Nancy - Red Cross Volunteer