Captain Care Shelter Intervention is an all-volunteer, donation-based non profit organization. We focus on the Carson Shelter service area (Los Angeles County, Gardena, CA) which serves low-income communities in Southern California, to bring help and pet care support to members of those communities. We rely on private, foundation, and corporate donations.
We are a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, EIN 81-2015973. All donations are tax deductible.
Intervention keeps animals out of shelters by addressing the needs of low-income pet owners, providing food, vet care, vaccinations and/or spay & neuter, and engraved ID tags with collars and leashes to help keep pets safe.
Pets receive subsidized or free vet care to allow them to continue their lives with their human companions. They do not enter the shelter because owners can't afford the needed vet care.
Pets are released from the shelter to their loving owners with financial assistance from Captain Care to cover shelter fines and fees.
Pets that are terminally ill are given a peaceful exit with a private humane euthanasia service at a local vet, paid for by Captain Care. We want to avoid old, sick pets who are at the end of their lives from being left alone in the shelter to suffer.
Looking at the numbers since July, 2013 (the date Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook page started), we see a continuing, marked decline in the percent killed at Carson, the shelter we focus on. The shelter is almost always at capacity, so this decline is not because of a decrease in the need for rescue and prevention of surrender. In July 2013 almost 60% of the dogs in the shelter were killed. Due to a higher number of dogs surrendered during the summer months, we see an uptick in the percent killed during that time , but the steady decline in that percentage tells us the hard work of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, the networkers, all of you who share, pledge, tag, and donate, and Captain Care Intervention ALL working together are making a HUGE difference to the lives saved at the Carson Shelter. It’s working, and we can continue to make it work better!