The mission of Chatham Animal Rescue and Education (CARE) is to promote respect, understanding and compassionate care for all animals. CARE strives to teach by example, to be a resource to the community and local government, and to provide foster care for animals until they can be adopted into permanent homes. Chatham Animal Rescue and Education was originally incorporated as Chatham Humane Society (CHS), in 1975. CARE is a 501(c)(3) organization, and thus qualified for deductible donations. C.A.R.E. is a no-kill organization.