March 2021

Event Updates
Save the date!
Another Online Auction for CARA event has been scheduled for March 21st!
You do not have to present to win! All winners are notified!)
Purchase as many "virtual paddles" as you like and be entered to win fabulous items!
Save the date!
(Pending gatherings and restrictions)
We will plan on In-Person and virtual options. Stay tuned for more info and registration link. This is a 5k and a 10k Running Race beginning in Kiwanis Park and winding through the historic streets of Sanford! Dogs are encouraged to participate with their well trained humans! Prizes awarded to top and age group finishers!
Our Ride For Their Lives! has been rescheduled for September 18, 2021! 
(Pending gathering/restrictions)
We are hoping to Ride for Their Lives! in 2021 - Camelback Bridge/Deep River Park (near Sanford) Gulf, NC. Beautiful 10 mile or 50k or 100k well supported routes! More details and Registration link coming this summer!
Message from our President
Dear friends of CARA!

 Signs of spring is all around us! You can see nature poking through your flower beds and feel the warm sunshine. Soon you will enjoy long walks with your furry loved ones and long rides on your bikes. We love North Carolina’s four seasons.

 Other good news is Billy Kincaid of Consolidated Laundry Equipment was able to work with us to get a better deal on both an industrial washer and dryer! So even though we have many projects that need attention around the shelter we were able to replace one set of our worn out washers and dryers this week. Thank you all for making this happen. If you own or run a business where you need a reliable and fair company to assist your laundry need, give Billy a call today!

 Billy Kincaid, Consolidated Laundry Equipment

 As for our GoFundMe fundraiser it is still up and running to help with the many projects we need to repair & update. You can go to our website to donate, go to our GoFundMe page or mail a check to us to help!
 Remember to Like us on Facebook and Instagram so you can follow the stories on how we reach out and rescue more special needs dogs & cats than ever before! Our staff & volunteers go above and beyond caring for every set of paws that come through our doors. Share these stories so you can help us find the best fur-ever home for all our fur-babies!

 Even though the government is opening up more, CARA is still set up for visitors that have appointments because our lobby is cramped and we have to protect the people who care for our animals. Please got to our website and fill out an adoption application so our we have information to help prepare for your visit. After your application is reviewed and approved, we will reach out to you to schedule your appointment. We are looking forward to the days when our doors will be open to the public and greet you in person to help you find the next family member.

Thank you for your support,
 Steve Frederick
 CARA Volunteer
CARA's Longest Resident
"Irish I had a family to call my own!" -Tilly

Tilly is one of our longest resident. This sweet kitty is a little over a year and prays to spend her adulthood in a loving home. When Tilly came to CARA, she was an owner surrender with her brother Storm, who is already adopted. Tilly is a sweet and affectionate kitty who loves to constantly purr but she does have another side. She can also be vocal, sassy, and playful. She says she can shamrock and roll with people, kids, cats, and dogs! She hopes the luck of the Irish will be on her side this month.  

Fill out an application today for  Tilly, who is patiently waiting for a forever home. If you want to know more information about Tilly and her friends, call 919-774-9433 or email
Sponsor of the Month:
Myres Animal Hospital
Myres Animal Hospital has been CARA’s primary pet care center! Dr. Myres has deep roots with CARA from day one. He and his team of doctors and care techs are hands on with every furry patient and give the utmost care our animals need. We could not do what we do without MAH in our corner!
 The Myres Animal Hospital veterinarians and family welcomes you to their animal hospital. Since they first opened their doors in Sanford, NC in 1980, quality, family-centered, friendly veterinary care has been their desire. From the moment you first enter their animal hospital, they hope that you will recognize the love and respect that they have for each and every patient and their loving family. A long, healthy, and happy life for each companion animal is their number one goal.

We would like to give special recognition to Dr. Ron Myres, Amanda Myres Sullivan, and Jenny Butler Marlewski for giving necessary care to some of our difficult patients.

 Call them today to
schedule your pets next checkup!

 1710 Westover Dr.
Sanford, NC 27330
A Thank You to Our Sponsors
Job Opportunities
Midday Volunteer Opportunity:
Interested volunteers must by 18 years or older. Person must be able to commit one day a week for three months. Midday volunteers come in the afternoons at 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm. Volunteers must be comfortable with any kind of dog and/or cat. We have a wide variety of dogs from big to small and low energy to high energy. Middays will go through a couple of days of training. Tasks that middays do are checking on cats in the cat room, letting dogs out in the yard to play and socialize, walking dogs, work on basic commands, and checking water bowls at the end of your shift. We need Midday volunteers for Tuesdays and/or Fridays. If interested, email Mary Ann Gaster at or

ACG (Animal Care Giver) Positions (Paid Position):
Potential ACG must by 18 years or older. We need an ACG for Saturdays and Sundays between the times of 7am to 11am. The pay is $8.25/hour. AM ACG tasks include feeding animals, letting dogs out to potty, cleaning kennels, laundry, washing dishes, taking care of cats and administering medication when needed. ACGs need to be comfortable handling a variety of dogs and cats, have good time management, and have a passion for taking care of animals. If interested, email your resume at

Groundskeeper/General Repair Person(s):
We are in need of grounds keeping and general repair persons needed as volunteers! Volunteers need to be self-motivated and have general knowledge on grounds keeping or general repairs. As little as one day a month or more will help us keep CARA in tip top shape. 

Things you can do at CARA that will make a big difference:
Pressure Washing
Weed trimming
Hedge trimming
Tree trimming
Using a leaf blower
Replacing light bulbs

If you are interested in helping with maintenance, email us at
Industrial Washer/Dryer
We have gotten our Industrial Washer and Dryer thanks to Billy Kincaid! We are going to continue our GOFUNDME page that will help go towards many other projects that need to be done to the shelter!

Midday slots available on
Tuesdays and Fridays
Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsoring a CARA dog and/or cat is another option to support CARA since our fundraisers have either been canceled or moved to be virtual. We are featuring certain CARA animals that need sponsors to help cover their care while they are with us. We are asking for $100 total per animal. This covers the animal's spay/neuter and feeding them.

Call CARA at 919-774-9433 to inquire about Sponsorship opportunities! Many of our kittens are coming of age and will need to spayed/neutered before they go home. This is another way to help CARA and the animals we care for until they find their forever homes!
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We are looking forward to the day we can open our doors to the you without health safety measures and having events with our CARA. We miss seeing you and wish you and your family the very best during these difficult times.

42 Deep River Rd, Sanford, NC |  919·774·9433 |