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Celebrating 10 Years! A Special Publication from Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption

Adoption Information Community Events Health and Vaccines Proper Dental Care Spay / Neuter Information Veterinarian Directory

June 2013

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The history of Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption To all of our sponsors, supporters, volunteers, and adoptive families, thank you for helping Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption celebrate 10 years of helping cats and dogs find their fur-ever homes!


t Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA), we are dedicated to finding permanent and loving families for the homeless dogs and cats of Nor th Carolina. CARA began rescuing homeless animals from across N.C. in April 2003, and we have placed countless animals in wonder ful homes across the countr y. CARA is dedicated to providing the best ser vice possible to the animals in our care and the families who adopt from us. We take pride in adopting healthy animals and go to great lengths to match each pet with the per fect family. CARA is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization that operates on individual and corporate donations and fundraising proceeds. We do not receive any funding from government or national animal welfare agencies. CARA is ver y for tunate to have a caring and dedicated team of volunteers, board members and suppor ters. CARA's roots began nearly 30-years ago when Dr. Ron Myres, DVM, opened his veterinar y practice in Sanford. One of Dr. Myres' first clients was Pat Sprouse, who became friends with he and his wife, Gail. Â They joined forces with Sissy and Poly Cohen and Diane and Rodney Harrill to form a team devoted to finding a solution

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CARA is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization that operates on individual and corporate donations and fundraising proceeds. We do not receive any funding from government agencies or national animal welfare agencies. We are very fortunate to have a caring and dedicated team of volunteers, board members, and supporters.

to the growing population of homeless animals in Lee County. Their collective ef for ts would later result in the beginning of the San-Lee Humane Society, a facility that eventually became Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA). This team began to accumulate donations and meet with the county commissioners and other influential community leaders to help them meet their goals. Barbecue fundraisers, pet fairs, and other events were held to build funding.  Sissy and Poly Cohen secured a bank loan and arranged for Lee Brick and Tile to donate land located at 42 Deep River Road, where the facility was built and is still in use.  Heritage Concrete pitched in to maintain the road to the building and continues this ser vice today. The facility operated as a humane society contracted with Lee County, until it evolved into CARA in 2003 – a private non-profit, no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. CARA

continues to find loving forever homes for animals and is committed to a no-kill philosophy. It takes the dedication, generosity, care and suppor t of the community to allow CARA to do what it does.  In recent years, CARA has cultivated relationships with community veterinarians, dog trainers, and many other organizations and individuals to maintain a network of animal welfare professionals who tirelessly work to advocate for the animals of Central Nor th Carolina. As CARA celebrates 10 years of   successful adoptions, friendships, joys, tears and fantastic memories,  we look for ward to many more years of helping the animals of Nor th Carolina. Saving lives, four paws at a time, The Board of Directors, Staf f, and Volunteers of Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption


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5 reasons to adopt your best friend

People who say “money can’t buy you happiness” have never paid an adoption fee.


hinking of adding a pet to your family? Here are a few reasons to adopt your new best friend.

1. You'll save a life By adopting from a private humane society, animal shelter or rescue group, you'll help save the lives of two animals—the pet you adopt and a homeless animal

somewhere that can be rescued because of space you've freed.

4. You won't be supporting puppy mills and pet stores

2. You'll get a healthy pet

Puppy mills are "factor y style" dog-breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs.

Animal shelters are brimming with happy, healthy animals just waiting for someone to take them home.

3. You'll save money Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is much less expensive than buying a pet at a pet store or through other sources. In addition, animals from many shelters are already spayed or neutered and vaccinated, which makes the shelter's adoption fee a real bargain.

5. You'll feel better

they have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally, and physically beneficial. Caring for a companion animal can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation in all age groups.

Pets have a way of putting a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Not only do animals give you unconditional love, but


For information on adopting from CARA, please visit our website:

Small Engine 2603 Fayetteville St., Sanford, NC 27332 (919) 774-4442

Come on down and say Hi! -Ace

Ready to Adopt? Below is information about what to expect and how to go about your adoption: • View our available dogs and cats on our website • Complete an adoption application found on our website. We use the application to determine not only if you will be a responsible pet owner, but to make sure you and the pet are a good match. If you have not already spent time with the pet of interest, we will schedule a “meet and greet” for you. • If approved to adopt, you will be asked to sign an adoption agreement that states you agree with CARA’s adoption policies. • In some cases we will have special requirements for certain animals.

Volunteering, It makes a difference!

Helping at an adoption event, being a midday volunteer, or helping at a fundraising event are all ways you can be a part of the CARA family. For more information on how to take that first step please visit our volunteer page on our website

Our adoption fees are:

Dogs: $155 Cats: $95 Puppies not old enough for spay/neuter: $115 plus $100 S/N Deposit* with signed contract. Kittens not old enough for spay/neuter: $75 plus $100 S/N Deposit* with signed contract.

• CARA is a non-profit organization; donations, special events, and adoption fees provide all of our revenue. The adoption fee includes: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Spay or Neuter (for animals over 4 months) DHLPP vaccination (canine) Bordetella vaccination (canine) FVRCP vaccination (feline) Heart Worm testing (dogs) Feline Felv/FIV testing (cats) Deworming Monthly Flea & Tick Preventative Monthly Heart Worm Preventative (dogs) Microchipping One month free pet health insurance Honorary CARA membership

We put an unbelievable amount of love and care into the animals we rescue and it is our goal to place every CARA animal into the best home. If you have any questions please email our adoptions committee at *The Spay/ Neuter contract states each adopter agrees to have the adopted animal spayed/neutered by a veterinarian of their choice by the age of 6 months. As part of this contract an additional $100 deposit fee will be required. This deposit fee will be refunded upon verification of the spay/neuter contract.

Proudly supporting CARA for the past 10 years 140 Deep River Rd. Sanford N.C. 919-775-5014

CARA’s Parade of Pets Photo Contest!

Our First Place Winner is Sable!

Chevelle & Shelby


Ben & Charlie

Jethro & Jessie







John Wayne

Ned & Dooley

CARA’s Parade of Pets Photo Contest!

Second Place - Easy Earl

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Third Place - Avery and Sasha


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Fourth Place and Best Cat - Chloe

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Donations make a difference CARA

requires $60,000 a year to operate full time. That’s operating with a ver y dedicated team of volunteers, medical care for over 500 animals a year, food, supplies, mortgage, utilities and insurance. That number may seem over whelming to some, but broken down it’s only 2,400 people willing to donate at least $25 per year. Will you be one of the people who can take credit for saving thousands of lives? CARA is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and does not receive funding from local or national animal welfare organizations. Our rescue efforts are funded by donations, bequests, and special events. Since we are an all volunteer organization, 100 percent of your tax-deductible donation directly benefits the animals.

To Donate visit


Mail donations to: CARA PO Box 2642 Sanford, NC 27331

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A healthy pet is a happy pet Ron Myres, DVM Myres Animal Hospital Sanford


ets are a big part of our families. For many of us, they are our children. They spend time with us ever y day and may even sleep in our beds.  We are totally responsible for their needs – food, water, shelter, companionship, love – and last, but certainly not least, their health care.  Our pets have unique health care needs influenced by breed, gender, age, etc.  It’s ver y important to take pets to a veterinarian as soon as they become part of your family.  Many things can be found during an exam that may go undetected by the owner, because the owner may not be aware of certain clinical problems.  Our pets need a thorough exam to detect abnormalities, including genetic defects and parasites. Additional lab work, such as a Complete Blood Count (CBC), can detect infections, anemia and problems with blood cells.  Chemistries may be necessar y to evaluate total protein and blood sugar.  During a thorough examination, a veterinarian can determine an appropriate vaccination series for your pets. Core vaccines are highly recommended for all pets. Core vaccines for dogs include distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, par vovirus and rabies. For cats, core vaccines include feline panleukopenia, feline herpesvirus, calici virus and feline leukemia (for kittens). Non-core vaccines are recommended by a veterinarian based on a pet’s environment and health status. Non-core vaccines for dogs include upper respirator y, lyme, leptospirosis and influenza vaccines. For adult cats, the most common non-core vaccine is feline leukemia. Vaccines that are administered by a veterinarian are guaranteed by the manufacturer. It’s important to know the type of vaccines administered, and that the vaccines were handled properly during shipment and storage.  Nothing is more frustrating than to

Ron Myres, DVM

have a pet diagnosed with a disease after a vaccine was administered to protect it from that disease. When this occurs, it’s often the result of a vaccine being mishandled. When you visit your veterinarian, you will not only get the treatments your pet needs, you will also get a wealth of information on caring for your pet. As your pet goes through the different life stages, topics will be discussed that are age appropriate. Your veterinarian will share with you how to best care for your pet. Topics addressed include general care, behavior, nutrition, parasite control, reproduction and dental care – all of which are ver y important for your pet’s health. One topic that is often overlooked is pet identification.  It’s a good idea for ever y pet to have a collar or harness with an ID tag.  The tag should display your phone number so you can be contacted in the event your pet is lost.  Another great idea for identifying your pet is a

microchip. This chip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under the skin.  This microchip emits a unique code that identifies your pet and is read by a scanner.  The code tells the pet’s name and the name of the company that produced the implanted microchip. When the company is notified of a found pet, the owner is contacted, and pet and owner are reunited.  The microchip also provides a lifelong form of identification. Ownership cannot be changed or removed without the current owner’s knowledge.  Thousands of dogs and cats have been returned to their homes because they had microchips.  As pets get older, their health care needs change.  An adult (middle aged) pet will continue with yearly examinations and vaccines recommended by your veterinarian. Minimal lab work is commonly done to include a fecal, heartworm evaluation, CBC, as well as a mini-chemistr y panel that includes tests for the liver, kidney, glucose and total protein. Other tests may also be recommended for pets with special needs.  As our pets continue to age, it’s good to watch closely for any changes.  Make your veterinarian aware of the changes you see and have them addressed during your visit.  When our pets reach the senior and geriatric life stage, we often see owners dismissing painful clinical symptoms as just “old age.”  Many of these symptoms can be treated with medications, diet changes or a change in exercise routine. A thorough dental exam is also important because dental disease can progress (periodontal disease) as our pets get older.  Other common problems with older pets are osteoarthritis, renal (kidney) disease, heart disease, liver disease, high thyroid and hypertension in cats.  If your pet is experiencing a problem, find the cause and treat it appropriately.  Your veterinarian can help direct you so that your pet’s quality of life is enhanced and sources of pain and discomfort can be reduced.  Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

To all of our clients...

We want to say thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives and the lives of your pets. There are pets who have passed, that live on through precious memories we share, and pets who we still have the joy of seeing, but ALL hold a special place in our hearts.

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"And if I go, while you are still here... Know that I still live on, Vibrating to a different measure, Behind a thin veil that you cannot see through. You will not see me, so you must have faith. I will wait there for the time when we can soar together again, both aware of each other. Until then, live your life to the fullest. And when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart, ...I will be there."

To all my furry babies who have come, and gone, and the ones who remain. You have each left pawprints on my heart that cannot be erased. Until we meet again at that magical place, The Rainbow Bridge, I will be here remembering you and loving you always.

Henry, You were my traveling companion, my work buddy, my exercise partner, and most importantly my dear friend. I will miss and love you always. ~Kate

“Your paw prints are forever embedded on our hearts” In loving memory of our faithful friend

Sundance Joyner

“Some people believe in angels. I shared my life with one.”


Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old have restored health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

In Loving Memory, Pippa from Wales, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge this April.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted! When you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face and your hands again caress the beloved head. You look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together... Author unknown...


The Myres Animal Hospital family sends prayers & condolences to the families who have said goodbye to a beloved pet.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4


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Animal Hospital 1710 Westover Dr, Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 775-2258

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1996 - 2012 “You may not be living here for all to see but in my heart you will be living forever, you will always be with me.”

In memory of Jake Jake was a CARA dog who found his forever home in 2007 when a wonderful couple drove from Arkansas to bring him “home.” Over the years we have kept in touch with his family and have followed Jake and his family’s lives. Sadly Jake crossed the rainbow bridge a few weeks ago leaving a big hole in the hearts of his family and his extended CARA family. In honor of Jake and all the past CARA pets who have left us too soon, we will never forget you.

Jake Demko-Albertson 2004 - 2013

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How long would you go without brushing your teeth?

even if used daily, do not have the effectiveness of daily teeth brushing. Many pets resist teeth brushing at first. The process can begin by feeding ou may notice the bad breath, but pets treats with a finger brush. Step up when it comes to pet dentistry, it's to licking peanut butter, or their the inside that counts. Did you favorite canned food, off the finger know that 85 percent of pets over four brush. Then move to a poultry years of age have periodontal disease? flavored toothpaste – yum! Finally, by Most damaging effects occur below the beginning and ending the process with gum line. In our pets, chronic bacterial Diane Schaller, DVM a treat, daily teeth brushing can change infection destroys the gum, teeth and from a chore to quality bonding time bone. This not only causes pain but with your furry loved one. Your veterinarian creates a pathway for bacteria to enter the would be happy to help you start a home dental bloodstream. Your pet’s internal organs rely on a care program. clean blood stream to maintain their optimum Annual dental cleaning and oral evaluation is a performance. Burdening those organs with very important part of your pet’s complete bacteria can shorten their lifespan and lead to wellness and health care. Sparing internal organs severe health problems. and systems from continuously fighting off Dental products like C.E.T. chews, prescription infection introduced through gum and periodontal dental diets, oral rinses and water additives help disease will have tremendous benefits for your reduce the bacteria and remove some of the light furry family member. They get better health and surface contaminants. These products alone, you get better smooches. Diane Schaller DVM

Willow Creek Animal Hospital Sanford


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Choosing a veterinarian for your pet is a very personal and important decision. CARA has worked with each of the veterinarians listed below in some capacity and thanks each and every one of them for their continued service to the animals of Lee County. Myres Animal Hospital 1710 Westover Dr, Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 775-2258 Willow Creek Animal Hospital 1902 Bragg St  Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 776-1920 All Animals Veterinary Hospital 101 Animal Ave  Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 775-4944 Carolina Veterinary Hospital 1521 Broadway Rd  Sanford, NC 27332 (919) 258-3349 Family Veterinary Hospital 303 S Horner Blvd, Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 718-0850 Maple Springs Veterinary Clinic 808 Spring Ln  Sanford, NC 27330 (919) 718-5000 Sanford Animal Hospital 200 W. Seawell St. Sanford, NC 27332 (919) 775-7945 The following clinics offer services when the expected occurs and emergency and or after hours care is needed Family Veterinary Hospital - Sanford, NC 24 HOUR ON CALL EMERGENCY LINE (919) 718-0850 Small Animal Emergency Service - Vass, NC (910) 246-0405 Veterinary Specialty Hospital - Cary, NC (919) 233-4911 Animal Emergency Clinic of Cary (919) 462-8989 Animal Urgent Care of Fayetteville (910) 864-2844 N.C. State Veterinary Teaching Hospital's Small Animal Emergency Service - Raleigh, NC (919) 513-6911

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The importance of spaying/neutering your pet

Meghan Ellis DVM

Family Veterinary Hospital Sanford


s a veterinarian, I see too often the consequences of not spaying/neutering dogs and cats while young.

Here’s a short list: For female dogs and cats, spaying before the first heat cycle: 1) Reduces the possibility of breast cancer to less than 1 percent. 2) Eliminates the possibility of accidental pregnancy. 3) Eliminates the possibility of pyometra, a life-threatening bacterial infection of the uterus. 4) Reduces the male stray dogs and cats hanging around the house while the female is in heat.

Meghan Ellis DVM

5) Eliminates the 1-4 weeks of bloody vaginal discharge that occurs every 6 months - for the life of the dog. 6) Eliminates the constant yowling and aggressively affectionate behavior associated with female cats in heat–

which never stops! For male dogs and cats, neutering before sexual maturity: 1) Eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer. 2) Reduces possibility of urine marking and other testosterone-fueled behaviors such as inter-male aggression. 3) Reduces roaming that often leads to being hit by a car, or shot by an angry neighbor, or picked up by Animal Control. 4) Makes training easier as they pay attention better when not thinking about looking for girls! If you are considering breeding your pet, consider this: every year, 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters across the U.S. We simply don’t have homes for all the dogs and cats already out there, so the last thing we need is another litter of puppies or kittens. Breeding dogs and cats is an

expensive undertaking, between purchasing quality dogs or cats, genetic testing, screening health assessments, vaccinating and deworming the puppies or kittens, etc. And that’s assuming everything goes according to plan – a middle of the night c-section easily costs $1,000 or more! Responsible breeders will tell you they do it because they love and want to improve the breed, and they are lucky to just break even. Your vet will recommend spaying or neutering your pet before it reaches sexual maturity. The age of sexual maturity varies in larger breed dogs, but in small breed dogs and cats, spaying or neutering by six months of age is ideal for all the reasons listed above. If you need help paying for this service, there are programs to assist you. Ask your vet about your options– we’re here to help.

Spaying & neutering prevents overpopulation which eliminates unwanted or abandoned pets.

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to everyone who came out for CARA’s May 11th, 2013!

Be sure and mark your calendars for next years event May 10th, 2014!

CARA...Through the Years...

Blessing of the Animals 2010

CARA Visits Vass Elementary 2006

HSUS Faith Outreach 2011

CARA Adoption Event 2008

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Just like race car teams have sponsors, so does CARA! CARA is your team and these are our Sponsors! Please support those who support our cause! Myres Animal Hospital Carolina Veterinary Hospital Sanford Antique Mall The Artist’s Colony Heritage Concrete John Beverly Printers Dr. Dawn Moretz DDS CAFÉ 121 Karma Boutique PetSmart (Charities) Carolina Brewing Company Pfizer Performance Bicycle Verizon - Tuesday Night Music Club Beautopia Salon Illustrated Apparel BB&T

Sanford Lions Club Willow Creek Animal Hospital Maple Springs Animal Hospital Touchstone Reality LIFE 103.1 Sandhills Stone The Sanford Herald Storm Endurance Sports Center United Methodist Church House in the Horseshoe Divine Finds Thrift Shop John H. Kelley CPA Tays BBQ Sauce Temple Theater Maurices All Animals Veterinary Hospital Family Veterinary Hospital Carolina Air

M.R. Stoner Electric Quail Ridge Golf Course Black Belt Leadership Academy Body Balance Massage and Bodywork Walgreens Nelson & Nelson Chiropractic Atlantic Auto Tire Northview Fire Dept Pentair Lee County PTO Lemon Springs Methodist Church Zurn The Steele Pig Michele Quick Photography Dr. Skip Austin Family Chiropractic Holly’s Nest

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The Holly Fund


he Holly Fund do this, the dog began in become one of the first Februar y of special needs CARA 2004. Weather animals. forecasters were Dr. Stan Davis from predicting a big Maple Springs snow, and a little dog Veterinary Hospital with ver y little fur evaluated the dog. This needed immediate poor creature weighed assistance. CARA only 16 pounds. When Volunteer Rhonda Dr. Davis asked Rhonda Stephens could not for a name for the stop thinking about animal's file, the first this dog. It started thing that came to to snow and ice Rhonda's mind was heavily the next day "Holly." The Holly before while Rhonda was at over whelming question work. Rhonda called a was, “who in the world fellow volunteer, and together they would want to adopt this ‘unique’ set off to find this dog. Rhonda little dog?” Holly's stor y (without doesn’t know how she and her a picture) was placed on www. friend made it to the dog’s in hopes someone location, as they passed many cars would be as touched by her stor y in ditches. But when she and the as Rhonda. volunteer finally reached the Almost immediately, a woman destination, they found the dog called CARA and wanted to adopt shivering in the cold. Holly – sight unseen.  She was an The little dog was in worse art teacher at a local high school. shape than the volunteers One of her favorite students, a girl expected.  named Holly, had been killed in a She had an advanced case of car accident the same day CARA's demodectic mange and was Holly had been rescued.  This covered in sores with secondar y woman said she saw Holly's stor y infections.  The young dog was and knew that it was meant to be.  also severely under weight. Rhonda She had to rescue this dog, agreed to provide all of the dog’s because her student Holly had veterinar y care, food, treat her been a true animal lover as well as wounds, and keep her kennel a gifted young artist. She felt the clean. Because Rhonda offered to over whelming connection to this

Holly after

“Holly’s” stor y. For two months, the potential pet owner patiently waited for Holly to be deemed healthy enough to go to her forever home. In the interim, CARA tried to get Rhonda some relief for the vet bills. CARA set up a link on the organization's website where folks could make donations for Holly's care. Money began to come in. Amazingly, a large portion of her bills were paid by the generosity of strangers. After Holly's bills were paid, the excess money remained in the newly established "Holly Fund." This fund was created so that CARA

would have the funds to help those special cases that sometimes come its way. Six months after her adoption, Holly's new mom brought her in to say hi to Rhonda. Rhonda was so surprised, and barely recognized Holly! Holly weighed 39 pounds and was a beautiful chow/retriever mix. Holly had grown back ever y bit of her fur and sported a thick coat of almost white fur.  No doubt it was due to all of the unconditional love and attention her new owners had shown her. The stor y does not end there, as the parents of the young Holly, who passed away the day CARA’s

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Holly was rescued, have dedicated themselves to their daughter’s passion to help animals. When they are not busy rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife, they volunteer at CARA events and foster animals needing extra love and help. CARA has continued to raise

money for the Holly Fund and all money that is raised goes to other “Holly's.” The special dog with heartworm disease, the cat with the dislocated leg, the animal with a serious but curable skin disease... Taking in these special cases means that Holly Fund monies are

depleted quickly and often. All of CARA's operating money is from donations and adoption fees. CARA gets no assistance from any county, state or federal means. As an organization that does not kill curable sick animals to make room for healthy animals,


CARA feels it is the organization's duty to help those in need rather than letting them suffer. We cannot do this without your help. Please donate and help us to care for those others have left behind.

There are 4 ways you can donate to The Holly Fund 1.) You can drop of f donations at CARA's shelter. The shelter is located at 42 Deep River Road in Sanford. 2.) You can also mail donations to CARA. CARA's mailing address is: CARA P.O. Box 2642  Sanford, NC 27331-2642 3.) You can donate via PayPal which is accessible via our website 4.) You can visit any BB&T branch and donate money to Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption. Simply tell the teller you would like to deposit a donation and ask that he or she notate on the receipt that the donation is for "The Holly Fund".

Holly and her friends truly thank you.



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n ta Paw s Yearly Pet Pictures with Santa! Lee County P Sheriff’s Office “Stronger communities are safer communities”

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erhaps CARA's most beloved fundraiser is Santa Paws. For nearly a decade CARA has hosted this fun annual event. Traditionally held the first weekend of December, CARA supporters and their pets come out to have a photo taken

with Santa! Cats, dogs, ferrets, even wildlife have been known to come out with their proud owners to tell "Santa Paws" what they are dreaming of for Christmas! Supporters come out and visit local vendor booths and do some Christmas

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shopping for their pets, families and themselves! Each year a food drive is also held which helps replenish the CARA food closet. Please check our website, www.cara-nc. org, as it gets closer to Christmas for this year's location and dates.

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Thank you to all of our supporters over the years — including the veterinarians, groomers, dog trainers, donors, local businesses, the media, and every volunteer — who have taken the time out of their busy lives to enhance the quality of life of a shelter pet. We absolutely could not do this without you, and with your help we will continue to be the voice for our furry friends.



June 15, 2013 Putts for Mutts at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Sanford August 24, 2013 CARA Run for Their Lives 5k and 10K at Kiwanis Park, Sanford October 2013 (Date TBD) Annual CARA Halloween Party! December 7th & 8th, 2013 CARA Santa Paws - Pet Pictures with Santa, Sanford January 2014 (Date TBD) Annual Holly Fund Event www.cara- May 10, 2014, CARA Ride for Their Lives, Sanford June 14, 2014, Putts for Mutts at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Sanford

All About Pets - Celebrating 10 years with Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption (CARA)  
All About Pets - Celebrating 10 years with Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption (CARA)  

Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption in Sanford NC, a non profit volunteer animal shelter, has turned 10 years old! In this anniversary editi...