CARE Program: Helping Place Homeless Pets

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Tallahassee, FL - Amanda Sementino, Rescue and Adoption Advocate: "she is my first dog so she is very special to me. she always just loves me, she sleeps with me all the time"

Diamond is one of thousands of animals that has ended up homeless and in animal control.

She was pregnant, emaciated, and sick, but thanks to a local animal hospital's efforts, those sick, injured and unwanted pets now have a second chance at life and finding a loving home.

Dr. Kevin Brumfield, Veterinarian, Northwood/Southwood Animal Hospital, stated, "we started realizing that our hospital we saw a lot more injured and sick animals and it became an issue with those animals because we knew if they went to the shelter they typicallly would be euthanized."

The CARE Program, which stands for Companion Animal Rescue Endeavor is a non-profit organization that provides stray animals or animals surrendered by their owners the treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation they need until they are healthy enough to be adopted into their forever homes.

"either have a broken leg repaired, treated for parvo viirus or treat injuries from being hit by a car case and those animals, given the full chance to recover and heal often times make fabulous animals."

The goal is to grow care into other hospitals in the area and recruit foster families so they can save more animals in need.

Dr. Kevin Brumfield, Veterinarian, Northwood/Southwood Animal Hospital, adds, "right now we're simply limited just by space. If we have fosters that we can bring into the program, we'll then be able to actually farm some of these out while they are healing, while they are rehabbing and then of course take more in."

All care animals that are up for adoption are spayed or neutered, microchipped, checked for intestinal parasites, and up to date on all vaccines.

Amanda Sementino, Rescue and Adoption Advocate: "she's such a good dog and there's thousands of others that get euthanized just like her so you should go and adopt a pet because they are awesome."

If you are interested in adopting or fostering an animal in the CARE Program or would just like to make a tax deductible donation, contact the Northwood Animal Hospital at (850) 385-8181or Southwood Animal Hospital at (850) 942-6650.

You can also go to to make CARE donations.

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