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Please note: If you are interested in adopting one of the animals listed here, go to our Web site at http://www.chathamanimalrescue.org, choose Adoptable Dogs or Adoptable Cats link, and read more about the animal you are interested in. Then, click on the animal's name to bring up the Adoption Request Form and tell us some information about yourself.
We MUST HAVE this information before we can consider an adoptive home.

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To learn about upcoming CARE events, click here: Upcoming Events

Who We Are

The mission of Chatham Animal Rescue and Education (CARE) is to promote respect, understanding and compassionate care for all animals. CARE strives to teach by example, to be a resource to the community and local government, and to provide foster care for animals until they can be adopted into permanent homes.

Chatham Animal Rescue and Education was originally incorporated as Chatham Humane Society (CHS), in 1975. CARE is a 501(c)(3) organization, and thus qualified for deductible donations. C.A.R.E. is a no-kill organization.

Adopting a friend

First ask yourself: "Why do I want a dog or cat right now?" We are as interested in your happiness as we are in the pet's.
Look at the pictures and descriptions of the animals carefully. Read about their sizes and temperaments, then look at our adoption requirements.
Fill out the adoption application at our Web site, http://www.chathamanimalrescue.org
We will forward your application to the foster home and the foster home will review the application and contact you.
We will ask you to visit the pet at its foster home or at one of our frequent "Adoption Days" held in the community.
Take your time in making the decision. We are careful about the kinds of homes we want for our pets and we hope you will be equally selective in thinking about the animal you choose!

What you give to and get from your new best friend

What you give What you get
A 10-20 year commitment from you. This is a long time, so think hard before making this choice. Unconditional love. You become everything for your pet.
Veterinary care. Your pet must stay current on all vaccinations, have annual check-ups, and get emergency care if necessary. A best friend to play with and spend time with, who will always go along with what you want to do.
Good quality food and fresh water daily. You need to be take care both in what you feed your pet, and how much you feed your pet. Too much or too little food can pose risks. A fun way to exercise, especially with a dog who will love to walk with you and play with you.
Daily quality play or exercise time. Dogs need walked and played with, and cats need warm laps and play time. A friend who will never judge you or question your decisions.
Prevention from heartworms, fleas, and other parasites. A bright light at the end of every day, eager to greet you no matter how long or how hard you have worked.
Humane training. You and your dog can both benefit from obedience classes. If you encounter behavior problems, consult your vet and/or a qualified animal trainer. A fun way to socialize with other pet owners, who are the greatest people on earth. Take your dog to the park or obedience classes, or just talk about your cat with fellow cat-lovers.
Abiding by community leash laws and licensing. Pets should not roam freely outside of a fenced yard, as this poses dangers both to themselves and others. You also need to be a good neighbor and pick up after your dog. A source of love and hope that can be shared with the elderly at rest homes, or the sick at hospitals - if you receive appropriate training and clearance.
Primarily indoor homes with fenced yards or a commitment to leash walks for dogs. Cats need indoor homes, and dogs need at least warm, dry, and comfortable shelter against the elements. A companion who will alert you to unscheduled visitors by barking, growling, running to the door, or even running AWAY from the door (for some kitties!).

Come Visit Us!

We do not have a single, physical location but are spread out among member homes and foster homes. Visit us on the Internet at http://www.chathamanimalrescue.org

Or, visit us at one of our regularly scheduled "Adoption Days": Upcoming Events
Chatham Animal Rescue Education Inc.
Post Office Box 610
Pittsboro NC 27312
Phone: 919-542-5757
Email: Help at Chatham Animal Rescue and Education
Click here for a list of pets at this shelter
Please note: If you are interested in adopting one of the animals listed here, go to our Web site at http://www.chathamanimalrescue.org, choose the "Adopt-A-Dog" or "Adopt-A-Cat" link to view adoptable animals, and read more about the animal you are interested in. Then, click on the animal's name to bring up the Adoption Request Form and tell us some information about yourself.
We MUST HAVE this information before we can consider an adoptive home.