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Mission & Philosophy

Colorado Animal Rescue, Inc. (C.A.R.E.) was incorporated in 1992 by local veterinarians. For nine years the rescue and placement of abandoned, stray and surrendered animals was done out of the homes of dedicated C.A.R.E. board members. Our shelter facility opened its doors in 2000. Since opening, C.A.R.E. has taken in and placed over 12,000 dogs, cats and exotics.

The mission of Colorado Animal Rescue is to provide safety and care for homeless and abandoned animals. We make every effort to place our animals in loving, permanent homes, to encourage population control and to promote responsible pet ownership. We are dedicated to providing education and support to the public and being the communities animal welfare resource center.

Colorado Animal Rescue follows the Five Freedoms, rights of animals under human control. Click the link to learn more:










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Colorado Animal Rescues 10 Year Anniversary "Tails to Tell" video.


The shelter's mission incorporates the following components:

    * Excellent animal care

    * Animal safety

    * Companion Animal Adoption

    * Public education and information

*Low-cost vaccination clinics

*Low-cost micro-chipping

    * DOVE fund-Financial assistance to spay/neuter procedures of

       owned animals

    * Feral cat Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) program -Assisting with the

       feral cat population by trapping, spay/neutering and releasing to

       their natural habitat.

    * Foster Care Program to help socialize and care for our  animals

    * Temperament assessment of all shelter animals

    * Dog Training and Behavorial Assistance/Couseling

    * CARE Pet Food Bank-Assisting those in need of food for             

       their animals.


Colorado Animal Rescue is able to respond to events such as fire emergencies, hoarding evacuations, and finding fosters for hundreds of kittens and puppies.

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Help the animals in our care by donating to the shelter! Your gift, no matter how big or small, will improve the lives of homeless and abandoned animals within our community and beyond. Thanks so much for your support!
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Our Hours


Tuesday - Sunday
10:30 am - 5 pm

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