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Updates for the 2024 Red Gala coming soon!

ALL funds raised through the Red Gala go directly toward C.A.R.E.'s innovative vision of the future, the C.A.R.E. Pet Services Center!


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! 

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