Donation Information



Donations make a difference. CARA requires $100,000 a year to operate full time. That’s operating with a very dedicated team of volunteers, medical care for animals , food, supplies, mortgage, utilities, and insurance. That number may seem overwhelming to some, but broken down it’s only 2000 people willing to donate at least $50 per year. Will you be one of the people who can take credit for saving thousands of lives?

CARA is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and does not receive funding from local government or national animal welfare organizations. Our rescue efforts are funded by donations, bequests, and special events. Since we are an all volunteer organization, 100% of your tax-deductible donation directly benefits the animals.

Mail donations to:
PO Box 2642
Sanford, NC 27331-2642

Credit card donations can be made via PayPal - click donate below


Special Donation Needs

Sometimes we have special funds or campaigns to help us with special needs in addition to our Holly Fund.

Project Warm Winter and Cool Summer

Donate either by Paypal  ( the Donate button below) to help keep the animals warm over the colder months and cool during the hot ones!. Your donation goes towards our propane bill and any repairs on our four furnaces or A/C units.



Become A CARA Sustainer

CARA Sustainers   make convenient ongoing contributions that are automatically drafted each month via Paypal.   This means we’ll deduct your designated contribution from your account until you decide to let us know you’d like to stop or change it. 

Just $5 a month over the course of a year buys three large bags of dog food, $20 a month can cover four spay or neuters and $100 a month can pay for all pre-adoption medical requirements for ten dogs and cats.  A little money goes a long way when we work together.

Monthly Gift Amount to be a CARA Sustainer



  • Tribute Contribution allows you to honor a person or pet with a gift to help the animals we serve. Request a contribution to CARA instead of gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays. All tributes will appear in our newsletter and website. A unique way to show you care!

    Memorial Contribution is a wonderful way to honor the life of an animal lover or beloved pet. In many cases, families will request memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers. Memorial contributions will be acknowledged in our newsletter, unless otherwise requested, and with a card to the family. If you make a donation via paypal please email with your donation information so we can ensure we have everything we need to send a proper card to the family.

 Bequest and Estate Planning
Your love for animals can become your legacy. Your gift can impact the lives of animals for many years to come. For more information, please contact your estate planning attorney.

 Work Place Giving

If you work for a company that matches its employees' gifts, please obtain a matching gift form from your human resources office and enclose it with your contribution.

 Supply Donations
Supply Donations are always welcome as well. Gifts of cat and dog food (don't forget puppy & kitten food), cat litter, bleach, laundry detergent, garbage bags, old blankets, collars, leashes, etc. are always appreciated. Remember to keep your receipt since these items are eligible for 'gift in kind' tax deductions.

                                                                                  Donate a Bed

Our dogs love to sleep on Kuranda Dog beds and our cats love the towers, but we don't have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed at a special wholesale price for a another dog to sleep in comfort, please donate a Kuranda dog bed