How You Can Help



As a small non-profit community organization, C.A.R.E.S. relies on the donated time of volunteers (see our Volunteer page), and on the material generosity of local citizens and businesses to help keep our shelter ship-shape and our animals happy and healthy.  Nearly ALL of our pet food, bedding, cleaning supplies, equipment, etc. come from direct donations or are purchased with donated funds, so we really couldn't do it without you!

View our Amazon wishlist here!

You can make donations to C.A.R.E.S. in a number of different ways, including:

Material Donations -- Donate your old bedding, pet supplies, etc. or purchase and bring in items from our Shelter Needs List.

Monetary Donations -- Click Here to make a direct monetary donation, or click on the 'Donate to C.A.R.E.S.' button at the bottom of any page.

Monthly Contribution - Click Here to set up a recurring monthly donation contribution.

Volunteer -- Become a C.A.R.E.S. volunteer and donate your time to helping the animals at our shelter and your community!

Other -- Programs like Fred Meyer Community Rewards, and Amazon Smile, send a percentage-based monetary donation to yourselected non-profit.  If you're a Fred Meyer or Amazon customer, sign up today and support C.A.R.E.S. every time you make a purchase!

To join Fred Meyer Community Rewards to benefit C.A.R.E.S., you must have a Fred Meyer Rewards Card. 
Click 'Link Your Rewards Card Now' on this page
Sign up for a Fred Meyer online account if you haven't already (you'll need your Fred Meyer Rewards Card number).
Log into your account, and scroll to the bottom where it says 'Community Rewards.'  Click 'Enroll.'
C.A.R.E.S. is listed by our full name, 'Community Animal Resource & Education Society.'  You can just search 'Community Animal.'
Select 'Community Animal Resource & Education Society' and click 'Enroll.'  You're done!

To enroll in Amazon Smile to benefit C.A.R.E.S., go to this page and follow the directions under 'How Do I Select a Charitable Organization to Support When Shopping on AmazonSmile?'

ALL donations, whether material or monetary, go directly to helping the animals at our shelter. 

And remember--you can always help C.A.R.E.S. and the entire Burien community just by being a responsible pet owner!  Make sure your pet has a valid city license (and wears it), and if you haven't already, get them spayed/neutered.  Contact C.A.R.E.S. for resources on low-cost or free spay & neutering, or any questions you have about other ways you can help.