Who We Are...
Coronado CARES was founded in 2012 by a group of like-minded individuals who saw a need to implement animal welfare programs that are not currently being addressed locally. CARES is an all volunteer, non profit organization. CARES Mission is to promote animal welfare, to provide resources for proper animal care and to reduce the number of homeless animals.
Coronado CARES saw a need to help with the number of feral cats in our community, thereby implementing a Trap-Neuter-Return Program (TNR). Feral Cats are cats that have been abandoned by humans and now live in the “wild” on their own. The Trap-Neuter-Return Program reduces the number of feral cats by preventing the birth of hundreds of unwanted kittens and stabilizing the feral cat colonies (groups of cats living together). The Trap-Neuter-Return Program has been in operation for four years with 200 feral cats going through the TNR Program. CARES continues to help feral cats in and around the local community.
In addition to the TNR Program, CARES provides a Kitten Socialization Program for abandoned kittens currently awaiting their furrever homes. The Coronado Veterinary Hospital is the adoption agent for these kittens. The CARES volunteers go to the vet's office to brush, play with and love these kittens.
Education is also a very important component of the Coronado CARES Mission. CARES takes every opportunity to educate the community of the plight of feral cats and homeless pets, of the necessity for proper animal care and of the importance of spaying/neutering and micro chipping pets. One will find Coronado CARES at various events throughout the year discussing and distributing information about such topics as pet disaster preparedness, pet friendly landscaping tips and how to live with feral cats.
The work of Coronado CARES has been accomplished through generous contributions of both time and money from its volunteers and supporters. CARES always needs more volunteers and welcomes you to join their talented team of devoted, hard-working volunteers.
FREE Microchip Clinic
Coronado CARES in conjunction with San Diego Humane Society is offering a microchipping clinic on July 24th from 10am to 1pm at IB Pet at 600 Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach for dogs and cats. There is no cost for microchipping, however the number of animals is limited to two per household. Each additional pet may be microchipped for $15.00.
Coronado CARES Open Meetings
Coronado CARES holds its Open Meetings on the second Wednesday of each month in the Winn Room of the Coronado Library commencing at 6:00 PM. It is anticipated that these meetings will last about one and a half hours. If you want to learn more about us and /or volunteer for a program or other function, join us!