Mission & Philosophy

Practicing excellence in animal care, education, and advocacy to connect pets to their people.

Every animal has a loving home in a community united by the responsible care of healthy, happy, and thriving pets.

Core Values
Compassion, Community, Collaboration, Education, Gratitude, and Home

Colorado Animal Rescue (C.A.R.E.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal care organization located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. We serve Garfield County, the city of Glenwood Springs, and the Roaring Fork Valley. 

C.A.R.E. serves as an animal resource center in our community and greater Western Colorado. In addition to our role as a pet intake and adoption facility, we offer feral cat TNR, spay/neuter assistance, low cost vaccine clinics, free pet identification, and a year round pet food bank. 

Our shelter operates under the premise that all animals deserve access to medical care, food, shelter, and love. We are guided by the principles of the Five Freedoms and the tenets of Socially Conscious Sheltering:

  1. Freedom from hunger or thirst
  2. Freedom from discomfort and inadequate shelter
  3. Freedom from disease and injury
  4. Freedom from distress and pain
  5. Freedom to display normal behavior

To learn more about Socially Conscious Sheltering, click here.

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 & abandoned animals within our community and beyond. Thanks so much for your support!

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