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**2021 Gala Postponed**

We are working to secure a new date and will release those details when they are available

Oasis Hotel and Convention Center

2546 North Glenstone Avenue

Springfield, MO 65803


The second annual Red CAREpet Gala will be held  at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center. Since launching the capital campaign at the 2019 Gala, we have raised over $200,000 for the Pet Services Center! We're almost 1/3 of the way to our $750,000 goal. The 2020 Gala will feature drinks, dinner, live music from Lancaster Stationsilent and live auctions, and a continuation of C.A.R.E.'s vision for the future! All funds raised at the Gala will be DOUBLED by an anonymous donor and go toward the Pet Services Center renovation!

Contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.


Approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide annually, and 1.5 million (1 in 4) don’t make it out alive. At least 1,376 animals were euthanized in 2017 in Greene County alone. That number would be much higher without the work of C.A.R.E. and other area no-kill shelters. This is a HUGE problem, but we have a solution to attack the problem directly at its source.

The innovative Pet Services Center will provide a full-service veterinary clinic, grooming, pet training, community education, food pantry assistance, emergency services, and other pet retention services to low-income families and seniors. The goal of the Pet Services Center will be to reduce owner surrenders, ultimately decreasing the number of animals abandoned in shelters and keeping them in loving homes.

This will be a huge undertaking, but C.A.R.E. is up for the challenge! We are one step closer due to a matching funds pledge up to $500,000 by a private benefactor. All funds raised at the Red CAREpet Gala will be matched, making twice the impact on southwest Missouri’s pets and pet parents! 


The 2020 sponsorship packet is now AVAILABLE! Please review our sponsorship packet to see the promotional opportunities and VIP experiences that come with a sponsorship! Supporting The Red CAREpet Gala shows a commitment to C.A.R.E.’s mission, the animals, and to the betterment of the southwest Missouri community! If you have any questions, are interested in sponsoring, or are interested in donating to our silent and live auctions, please call Rob Hardy at 417-708-8811 or send him an email

THANK YOU to our 2019 Red CAREpet Gala Sponsors!

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