Castaway Animal Rescue Effort

Connecting Pets and People Since 1992

15,000 lives saved!

C.A.R.E. is a no-kill shelter with a sanctuary and rehabilitation center and an adoption center in Springfield, Missouri. We are a non-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization.

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Our Mission




All animals are available for immediate adoption unless noted as "multiple applications being taken". Our adoption fee for any dog or cat is $100, this helps to cover our vet fees to have the animal spayed or neutered and to give them their current vaccinations. If you see someone you might be interested in adopting you can either email me to check on the availablity of the animal, or you can visit our Adoption Centers. Our petfinder is updated almsot daily, so most animals shown are still available. You may also call us at 417-581-5008 or message us on facebook to see if an animal is available.

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Our adoption centers are open EVERYDAY from 10AM to 6PM

C.A.R.E.-Springfield Adoption Center, 1328-A West Sunshine Street, Springfield, MO 65807

C.A.R.E.'s Closet Thrift Shoppe located next to the Adoption Center-Springfield at 1328 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO. 65807

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You Can Help!

Looking for a way to donate from the convenience of your phone or computer? CARE has a wish list on amazon, and all donations are shipped directly to our store! All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated, we rely solely on donations to save lives! Check it out!

We rely entirely on the public's kindness and donations to care for our animals. We are not city or state funded. All monetary donations accepted. All donations are tax deductible.

Items needed on a daily basis: premium dry food, cat litter-clay type-not the sand type, collars (any size), hoof treats, long paper shreds, newspaper, bleach, laundry soap, towels, air freshener spray, postage stamps, latex exam gloves, stainless steel food bowls, Thrift Store items, volunteers.

Interested in volunteering? Email to get signed up!

Visit our website for more information about our rescue!