The Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE) was established to Provide for the rescue, rehabilitation, and holistic nurturing of sick, injured, and abused Big Cats. CARE is dedicated to providing these majestic creatures with a safe habitat so they can live with dignity and comfort. CARE also provides a permanent home and stability for retired performing cats whose fate would otherwise be uncertain. Founded in 2003 as a non-profit public benefit corporation (ID #03-0520301), CARE Provides a safe and loving home to 10 Ring-tailed lemurs, 6 Mountain Lions, 5 Black and Spotted Leopards, 1 Snow Leopard, 4 African Lions, and 32 Orange and White Tigers. The facility is desperately in need of supplies and funds for upkeep and construction of additional habitats. The Furry Fiesta staff and D.R.A.M.A. consider CARE a very worthy charity! CARE staff members will also be present in the Dealers Den with items to sell, as well as to answer questions, discuss adoptions and accept physical and monetary donations directly.

Attendees and staff of Furry Fiesta 2014 helped raise $19,000 for CARE. To help support CARE, we will be holding a charity auction & other charity related events during Furry Fiesta. If you would like to donate salable items to be auctioned at Furry Fiesta, please contact our Charity Liaison with details! Please note that since CARE is a 501(c)(3) organization, any item you donate for the charity auction will be considered tax deductible.