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Citizens for Animal Rescue & Adoption

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Citizens for Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA) is an all-volunteer, state licensed, private, nonprofit NO-KILL animal shelter, in Vermilion County, Illinois. We provide services to sixteen counties in East Central Illinois and West Central Indiana, encompassing over 7,400 square miles.

We serve the following counties in Illinois: Vermilion, Champaign, Iroquois, Edgar, Coles, Ford, Douglas, Cumberland, & Clark.

We serve the following counties in Indiana: Vermillion, Benton, Clay, Vigo, Parke, Warren, Fountain

About Our Shelter:

Building compassionate communities in East Central Illinois and West Central Indiana is a vitally compelling mission of CARA. We are committed to ending the unnecessary killing of healthy adoptable cats and dogs by providing a safe haven dedicated to the humane treatment of, and compassion for rescued, abandoned and abused animals surrendered to us. Animals in our care, our guests, are never killed. Our guest’s length of stay with us is not determined by a predefined amount of time, but CARA’s ability to take in more guests is determined by our adoptions. We are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of our guests by ensuring each one is examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered and receives medical treatment before they are placed in stable, healthy, and loving homes. To further our mission to create compassionate communities in the counties we serve, we are devoted to reducing pet overpopulation, increasing public awareness related to animal issues, and promoting pet health by providing low-cost spay and neutering services for companion animals in our community; offering public educational programs; and supporting preventative healthcare by providing a low-cost vaccination clinic for those who would not normally seek out traditional veterinary care for their companion animal. We also work with pet owners to sustain animals in their current home by providing dietary support and consultation to mitigate, where possible, the hardships pet owners face in keeping the animal in their home.

Come Meet our Pets:

Adoption Events:
We hold adoption events each Saturday in Danville and Tilton at:
Big R South
Big R North
Pet Supplies Plus

Call us to see our pets at the shelter.

Our Adoption Process:

Potential Adopters complete an application for review.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.