Our Purpose

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy practice compassion" -       Dali Lama

We are passionate about the welfare of animals. Our mission at C.A.R.E. for P.E.T.S. is to provide community outreach services that will improve the health, safety and retention of pets in Winnebago County, ultimately decreasing the number entering into and housed at Animal Services. 

Through C.A.R.E. for P.E.T.S and community support we can accomplish this through:

  • Holding Pet Health Fairs that provide vaccines, microchips, and county licenses
  • Coordinating with Animal Services and their Auxiliary to reunite lost/found pets
  • Subsidizing reclaim fees for pet owners in the most desperate of need
  • Advancing community education for responsible pet ownership 
  • Impacting spay/neuter efforts to lower the unwanted pet population
  • Supporting pet owners on a fixed income facing relinquishment due to pet medical needs
  • Collaborating with local animal welfare organizations, rescue groups and veterinary clinics