As a volunteer-run, nonprofit, no-kill rescue, CARE Southcoast depends on you, the community, to assist in saving the lives of the homeless, the abused, the forgotten animals in our communities. So many that come to our door would not do well or be accepted in a traditional shelter, and many would quickly be euthanized. Your donation will assist in providing medical care, shelter, and training for these animals while they wait for their forever families. Your gift saves lives. It’s really that simple. Please help us continue to be the lifeline for these animals. Use the Donate button to make a contribution today. Thank You!
CARE needs volunteers! We have morning and evening shifts every day to take care of the cats at our shelter in Acushnet. We scoop litter, feed, do laundry, and clean up after them like we are their servants, which I guess we are, LOL! We also get to play with cute cats along the way. Interested in helping homeless animals? You just need to be at least 16 years old to apply.
We also need volunteers to help with home visits, pet transport, fundraising events, and processing adoption applications. Call 508-994-0220, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help.
We rely on our small, but dedicated, network of incredibly giving and generous individuals and their families to help us save as many animals as possible. Medical emergencies often require a quiet, comfortable place to recuperate, where medications and care can be administered around the clock and for this, especially, foster homes are crucial.
While most of our rescued cats are housed at our shelter in Acushnet, we still need foster homes to take some in. If a mother cat with kittens or kittens alone are found or surrendered, they are brought into a foster home first. Home socialization is very helpful for these small, scared, and sometimes feral, little lives.
All the dogs we rescue are placed in foster homes. Sadly, without enough homes, we sometimes have to turn away an animal in need. While in foster care, whether for a week or a month, or longer, all costs are covered by CARE. A foster family receives food, treats, toys, and a crate from our generous donors, and CARE volunteers are available to help with transport to and from vet visits. In return, CARE fosters give our dogs a loving and stable home and help socialize and ease them into the next chapter in their lives. Many of these dogs come to us after losing the only home they've ever known, and it is a frightening and confusing time for them.
If you've always wanted to do more, and believe you can join our CARE family as a foster, please submit the attached application.