The Center for Avian Rehabilitation & Education Inc. (C.A.R.E.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization whose mission is to provide for, through advocacy and activism, the needs of all exotic birds, educated the public about the needs of exotic birds, provide permanent housing for any exotic birds not able to live in a typical home environment, excluding birds with contagious diseases; find a loving, responsible, permanent home for adoptable birds.

C.A.R.E. depends solely on private donations. We receive no public funding. We supplement our income by designing and selling bird toys. Our retail outlet shop sells cages, perches, playstands, playgyms, food and many other bird-related items. We also offer bird-related giftware and accessories. All proceeds go directly back into C.A.R.E. Services Provided: Housing unwanted birds, Sanctuary for unadoptable birds, Veterinary treatment, if needed, Adoption Counseling, Behavioral Counseling, Bird Boarding and Bird Grooming.

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Total Pets Surrendered to Date in 2010 - 472
Total Pets Surrendered to Date in 2011 - 321
Total Pets Surrendered to Date in 2012 - 404
Total Pets Surrendered to Date in 2013 - 367
Total Pets Surrendered to Date in 2014 - 215
Total Pets Surrendered to Date in 2015 - 65


Grooming is by appointment only.

We do not have a parking lot. The parking lot behind our building is a PRIVATE parking lot. If you park there, you will run the risk of getting your car towed and creating bad feelings between CARE and the neighbors. There is plenty of on-street parking and mini lots within blocks of us. There is also a municipal lot halfway down South Street. It's $3.00 for the whole day but you must pay with a credit card. It is automated, there is no attendant. Our volunteers have had no problems finding parking on the streets.



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