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The Companion Animal Resource and Education (CARE) Program is a community-centric approach to animal welfare in Forsyth County.

The leaders of Forsyth County (Shelter Manager Cindy Iacopella, commissioners, and officials) have provided the funding and developed the programming for not only mobile low cost spay/neuter, but a comprehensive program that keeps pets and people together.


The mobile unit will also help other counties with disaster relief and large scale hoarding and cruelty cases. This is a great model for other counties to emulate.



The Companion Animal Resource and Education (CARE) Program is a community-centric approach to animal welfare in Forsyth County. We provide a unified support system rich in education, service, support and connection to create pathways for pets and people in our community.


Veterinary Services

The CARE Unit is designed to provide basic veterinary services to Pet Resource Center animals and aid in lifesaving programs for the animals of Forsyth County. The CARE Unit is equipped with two surgery tables, a digital X-ray machine and dental equipment.

Our Community Cat Initiatives include a TNVR program (trap, neuter, vaccinate, return) program. TNVR programs are the only humane and effective approach to community cat management. The CARE unit will be able to target areas with a high concentration of community cats and provide TNVR service, stopping the breeding cycle, which in turn controls the populations of community cats born in Forsyth County.


Adoptions and Public Events

The CARE Unit is equipped with caging and all the supplies for offsite adoption events. We will be holding events throughout the county to help the homeless Pet Resource Center pets find their forever families, promote humane education and resource events to help keep pets and people together. These events include pantry, vaccination, microchipping and tagging events."

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