See our events calendar here.

Current Scheduled Events:

Run for Their Lives (Virtual 8/1 to 9/5)
Saturday August 1st, 2020 12:00 AM until Saturday September 5th, 2020 11:59 PM
Location: Virtual

There's still time to register to Run For Their Lives!

Registration is extended through September 5th and includes a Run For Their Lives T-shirt!  

Get Ready to RUN For Their Lives...Virtually!

Registration is now open!

Register at: Run for Their Lives 2020   

Run anytime in August on  your own 5k/10k course or our CARA course, to support the animals at CARA.  Your registration includes our super cool Run For Their Lives T-shirt Register by August 31st to reserve your T-shirt.

Don't want to run in this heat? You can "Sleep For Their Lives" instead for the same price and still get the T-shirt.

We would love to see photos of you running (and especially running with your dog!) Please post your pictures and use #caravirtual2020

Thank you for supporting RUN For Their Lives! and CARA ! 


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CARA Dine Out Event
Monday August 10th, 2020 11:00 AM until Sunday August 16th, 2020 09:00 PM
Location: Dine Out Event
Map: San Felipe / Aye! Toro 27330

CARA Dine Out - Help Out!

San Felipe and Aye! Toro both have had CARA Dine Out Events for us for the last several years.  Please join us in helping to support our friends during these hard times for restaurants.

We would like to thank both Sanford locations of San Felipe and Aye! Toro From Aug. 10th - Aug. 16th by having our CARA Family either dine out or take your meals home to your family.

So please drop on by and enjoy your evening with good friends, great food, a few margaritas or take dinner home to your family and enjoy the evening without cooking and cleaning up the kitchen!

How does this support CARA? Well, first thank them for helping us in our time of need. Keeping them strong means they with survive to help us another day! You will be able to make cash donations at each of the locations to support CARA or you can drop off any of the items below that we are in need of especially now. 

Items CARA needs for the month of August:

  • Bleach   
  • Cat Litter
  • Paper Towels
  • Copy Paper
  • Latex Gloves   

Online Auction
Sunday September 20th, 2020 3:00 PM until 04:00 PM
Location: Facebook Live!

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Online Auction
Sunday December 6th, 2020 3:00 PM until 04:00 PM
Location: Facebook Live!

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More Events Coming Soon
Tuesday January 19th, 2021 12:00 AM until Wednesday March 31st, 2021 12:00 AM
Location: Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption, Sanford, NC

Due to the current COVID-19, many events have been postponed. Please check back for updates.

Painting for Paws
Monday February 22nd, 2021 6:00 PM until 09:00 PM
Location: The Painted Petal (919) 708-3076
Map: 1112-C Hawkins Avenue Sanford NC 27330

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Online Auction for CARA
Sunday March 21st, 2021 3:00 PM until 04:00 PM
Location: Virtual

A Fun and Easy way to help the animals at CARA! Over 50 wonderful items, plus door prizes!

Come join us for an Online (Virtual ) Auction! Just Purchase a "virtual paddle(s)" and if your number gets called you win! $15 for your first paddle, discounts for multiple!  

This is a FB LIVE event (you don't have to attend to win — All winners notified! )

Go to Online Auction for CARA on Facebook for more information.

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Run for their Lives 2021
Saturday August 28th, 2021 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Location: Kiwanis Park, Sanford NC
Map: 1800 Wicker St Sanford NC 27330

We are hopeful we can have a safe, socially distanced run as many races have now moved to a staggered start line or else having runners start in small waves. 

**Save the Date**  More details and Registration will be available in the Spring.


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Ride for Their Lives 2021
Saturday September 18th, 2021 8:00 AM until 12:00 AM
Location: Camelback Bridge / Deep River Park
Map: Sanford NC 27330

CARA Ride For Their Lives 2020 has been cancelled due to restrictions for a large gathering because of COVID-19.

Please Save the Date for September 18, 2021 to RIDE for Their Lives! (more to come on the details of the date and time)

***Stay Tuned for more information on a "Ride" in May at Camelback Brewery***

If you wish to donate to CARA please go directly to our donation page

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