Who We Are
C.A.R.E. is a no-kill, non-profit 501(c)(3) animal shelter dedicated to reducing the population of homeless CATS and DOGS and increasing the numbers of these companion animals placed into loving homes. We are located in Hillsborough County, FL.
Adopting A Friend
Adoption price includes spay / neuter, current vaccinations (e.g., rabies), a microchip, and a Hillsborough County, FL license tag for the year.
The adoption form may be downloaded from our web site: http://www.careshelter.org then Adoptions. All adopters must come to the shelter to visit with the animal and be interviewed.
Come Visit Us!
For adopters, we are located at 1528 27th St. S.E. in Ruskin, FL. To get to the shelter from I-75, take Exit # 240 to Ruskin. Go West on SR 674 / College Ave. When you see a Hess gas station and Circle K on right, turn LEFT on 27th St. S.E. (no light here, but there is a short left-hand turning lane). Cross 11th & 14th Aves. C.A.R.E. is on left-hand side, right before the dead-end.
We are open Tues. - Sat. from 10 AM to 3 PM. If you wish to adopt, plan to arrive no later than 2 PM. Bring one carrier per cat / kitten you wish to adopt, and we recommend 2 cats / kittens per home. Bring a leash for a dog you wish to adopt.
Do NOT come to C.A.R.E. with an animal to relinquish. You MUST call first and see if there is available space, etc. Also, animals from Hillsborough County, FL get priority over all other animals. We only deal and CATS and DOGS. If your animal is a pure breed, try the breed rescue group(s) first.
1528 27 St. S.E
Ruskin, FL 33570-5436
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter
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