The Evaston Animal Shelter is located on Oakton Street, just a few blocks east of McCormick Boulevard. C.A.R.E. is the Community Animal Rescue Effort, a not-for-profit all volunteer organization dedicated to the humane treatment of pets that works with the Evanston Animal Shelter to find homes for more than 400 pets every year. C.A.R.E. promotes humane treatment through public education and active involvement with unwanted and abandoned animals brought to the Evanston Animal Shelter. The organization has been serving the Evanston community since 1987 and is always looking for additional volunteers to help maintain the animals or give them temporary homes.