The Center for Animal Research and Education (CARE) was established to provide a safe haven for abused and abandoned big cats rescued from unsuitable exotic pet owners and unethical entrepreneurs. 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 7 Cougars, 5 Black and Spotted Leopards, 1 Snow Leopard, 3 African Lions, and 35 Orange and White Tigers. The facility is currently at maximum capacity and desperately needs 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 and to answer questions, discuss adoptions, and accept physical and monetary donations directly.

To help support CARE, we will be holding a charity auction & a charity poker tournament during Furry Fiesta. If you would like to donate salable items to be auctioned at Furry Fiesta, please contact us 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.