About Us

Camden Companions Animal Rescue (CCAR) was founded in 2011 with the mission to reduce the number of homeless companion animals in and near Camden County, New Jersey.  We work toward this mission by:
  • Adopting homeless cats and rabbits to loving and responsible families.  In 2016, we performed 203 adoptions.
  • Providing foster care for homeless cats and rabbits until a home can be found, or in rare cases, for the life of the animal
  • Trap-neuter-release of feral cats to compassionately reduce the size of the feral cat population.  In 2017, we have been averaging 13 TNR surgeries per month.
  • Educating pet owners about the importance of spaying/neutering their pet, and providing assistance to pet owners who desire this service but lack transportation or the financial means to do so

We are a no-kill rescue; we do not euthanize animals unless medically necessary.  We rely on donations from the public to bridge the gap between veterinary expenses and adoption fees.  Donations to CCAR are tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the tax code.

Since we are volunteer-only and foster-based, your donation isn't going to salaries, rent, or utility bills...it's going directly to the animals:
    • 2016 Income
      • $11,217 in donations
      • $13,276 from adoption fees
      • $3,979 in grants
      • Total = $28,472
    • 2016 Expenses
      • $26,624 veterinary care (not including $6,000 of care donated by Voorhees Veterinary Center)
      • $3,672 food, litter, and supplies
      • $530 photocopying and administrative expenses
      • Total = $30,826

    As you can see, we run a very lean organization without any expenses for salaries, rent, or utilities...over 98% of our spending is directly for the animals!  This is only possible due to our amazing foster parents.  Without foster homes, there would be no rescue. If you want to save a life, adopt.  But if you want to save a lot of lives, foster!  


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