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Companion Animal Rescue Inc.

PO Box 1209
Madison, GA 30650

Our Mission

Companion Animal Rescue, Inc. (CARI) PO Box 1209 Madison, Georgia 30650 is an all volunteer, non-profit organization. Our organization is dedicated to working endlessly to save the lives of animals in danger of euthanasia. CARI is committed to providing temporary care for abandoned, relinquished, lost or unclaimed domestic animals until appropriate, permanent homes can be found.

C.A.R.I. is not a shelter, but rather a foster program. Our foster care system affords animals in our guardianship a greater opportunity to find a loving, healthy home either directly through us or in partnership with another reputable rescue organization. We have lots of animals in our care and many more awaiting their chance to be part of our foster program. With only a few exceptions, C.A.R.I. exclusively rescues animals from Morgan County Animal Control.

C.A.R.I.’s dedication to the animals in the community extends beyond rescue and adoption. C.A.R.I. also provides a low cost spay/neuter clinic in Morgan County, Ga. address: 7191 Atlanta Hwy, Rutledge, GA 30663 |
You do not have to be a Morgan County Resident to use our clinic. As we continue to grow, our plan is to develop further projects which will directly benefit the animals in C.A.R.I.’s care and the companion animals in the community.

Please email us for additional information on any of our adoptable animals!

Adoption Policy

Adopting from Companion Animal Rescue, Inc. (CARI) is easy! Keep in mind that all of our rescues are in foster homes and our CARI team members are not paid employees...they are volunteers with full time jobs. Our ultimate goal is matching the right rescue with the right family that result in lifetime forever homes, so please be patient with our process.
We ask for 2 personal references and a vet reference. Your vet reference should verify that your pets both past and present have been medically cared for.
If you are interested in possibly adopting one of our precious animals, the first step is to be approved for adoption.
Our online application is located on our website here: Once your application is received, processed and approved, we will contact you to arrange a time for you to meet the pet you are interested in adopting.! All of our animals are pulled from Rural Georgia Animal Control Facilities, given a full behavior assessment, a full quarantine period, fully vetted and placed in a foster home for further training.
Please note that we do not adopt animals to students. We feel that most students are not in a position for a successful adoption as far as permanent housing or permanent jobs. If you believe your circumstances lead you to adopting a pet for life, please email me that info prior to filling out our application.
Filling out the application does not "bind" you to the adoption of a particular pet, but gives us an idea of your wants and needs in a new four-legged family member and if that dog/cat will be a possible fit into your household. CARI has a great reputation "matching" the right pet to the right family and lifestyle.

All of our volunteers have day jobs, families and pets of our your patience through this process is greatly appreciated. Our rescues are in Foster Homes, not a shelter. We believe this better prepares our adoptables for living in a home and within a family. Therefore, visits are a bit more planned out than if our pets were housed in a shelter setting.

Please make sure you provide us with a reliable Vet reference listed on your application. This information assures us that your pets…both past and/or present have been medically cared for and are up to date with all shots, tests and preventatives. We do check your vet reference! We also ask for 2 personal references, we will email them. Please give us time to process applications, checking references both Vet and personal, take time.

Our non-profit organization gets up to 50 inquiries, questions and applications daily so e-mails are our normal means of communication.

If you have questions about the application or our process...please do not hesitate to e-mail.
Nina Henderson
Foster and Adoptions Coordinator
Companion Animal Rescue, Inc. (CARI)
Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescued pet versus buying from a breeder.

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