Welcome to The C.A.R.E. Foundation
The CARE Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3, Exotic Animal Rescue and Wildlife Education Facility. We house over two-hundred animals including Big Cats, Bears, Monkeys, Birds, Crocodilians, Various Reptiles and Assorted Wildlife. We offer Private Tours of our Facility as well as provide a variety of educational programs for schools, resorts, local attractions, and general public appearances throughout the community.
We participate with The University of Central Florida's College of Business Administration's Cornerstone program, helping their students learn how non-profit organizations operate.
We offer Externships to students of Florida Institute of Animal Arts. Here they learn new skills and complete required tasks in order to graduate.
We host groups such as "Predatory Perceptions" and "Shelter Animal Reiki Association", who offer people unique opportunities to work with animals.
We developed a Program for Autistic and Special Needs children to offer them a very special experience touring our facility and allowing them the opportunity to get some hands on time with many of our animals.
We work with Florida Fish and Wildlife, USDA, and Orange County Animal Services by assisting with Rescues and Confiscations.
Over the years, we have appeared at the Daytona 500 VIP Party, The Jaguar Club of South Florida Annual Car Show and the PGA Sawgrass Opening Night Reception. Our animals have been seen in "Secrets of the Animal Kingdom" on the Disney Channel and in the opening of the "Nature" series on PBS. Several of our animals appeared in an episode of a documentary by the BBC called "Prehistoric America: Ice Age Oasis." Working with friends of ours, some of our animals can be seen in Disney's "The Last Song" and an episode of "The Glades" on A&E...
In 2006, The CARE Foundation moved to its new home in Apopka, FL. Although we have accomplished a lot since then, there is still a lot of work ahead. There are more enclosures to build, areas to clear, and landscaping to do. We are looking for professionals in the construction, electrical, water, and landscaping/tree service industries who are willing to volunteer their time, or donate materials to help us continue to grow.
We are also looking for Corporate Sponsors. Sponsorships range from set monthly donations to building new Enclosures. Corporations who help will be listed on our website and included in all of our promotional materials. For corporations who sponsor the construction of an enclosure, your name and logo will mounted on the enclosure
If you are able to help, Please call Christin at (407) 247-8948.