The mission of Chatham Animal Rescue and Education (CARE) is to promote the health and safety of all cats and dogs in Chatham County, North Carolina. A very critical part of our mission is to teach by example and to be a resource to the community and local government.
Here we provide information on various aspects of pet ownership, including general pet care, pet safety and health and behavior issues. Please check out the links below.
Find your new pet
Local shelters and rescues
CARE: Chatham Animal Rescue & Education Pittsboro, NC
Chatham County Animal Services – now called Chatham Sheriff’s Animal Resource Center
SPCA of Wake County – Garner NC
Second Chance Pet Adoptions – Cary NC
Animal Protection Society of Durham, NC
Orange County North Carolina Animal Services
Bringing your new animal home
Bringing Home a Rescue Dog and the 3-3-3 Rule
Bringing Home Your New Dog
How to Help Your New Dog Feel Comfortable at Home
Nine Ways to Welcome Home Your New Cat
For more information about welcoming your new cat home, especially shy cats and educating your children to respect your new cat, see Bringing Home Your New Cat or Kitten.
General pet care
Pet Disaster Preparedness
Pet Disaster Preparedness: Tips for Finding Pet-Friendly Evacuation Shelters
Pets and Disasters