Mission & Philosophy
Colorado Animal Rescue (C.A.R.E.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal care organization located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. We serve as the animal shelter for Garfield County and the city of Glenwood Springs. Our mission is practicing excellence in animal care, education, and advocacy to connect pets to their people. We work to place animals in loving homes, encourage population control, and promote responsible pet ownership.
C.A.R.E. strives to be the premier animal resource center in our community and greater Western Colorado. In addition to serving as a pet intake and adoption facility, we offer spay/neuter assistance, training classes, school visits, a pet food bank, and much more.
Our shelter operates off the basic premise that all animals deserve access to medical care, food, shelter, and love. We are guided by the principles of the Five Freedoms and believe every animal should have:
- Freedom from hunger or thirst
- Freedom from discomfort and inadequate shelter
- Freedom from disease and injury
- Freedom from distress and pain
- Freedom to display normal behavior
We are also a part of the Socially Conscious Sheltering community. To learn more about Socially Conscious Sheltering, click here.