Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE)

420 Dunkirk Rd., Baltimore, MD 21212

Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) began pre-pandemic, when James Evans founded the organization, after almost two decades of studying the inequities plaguing underserved communities in animal welfare. Evans knew that sustainable and generational change was only possible with a comprehensive plan that repeals historic harms inherent to animal welfare’s engagement of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Through community partnership, CARE has begun to build a thorough safety net to support people and pets in marginalized communities and give them agency.

CARE creates solutions imbued with community wisdom. It’s “Narratives” program produces stories that celebrate diversity, and its CARE Centers  provide capacity building for proximate leaders. Through the Circle of Learning and Leadership, CARE creates a unique BIPOC-led educational ecosystem, while its Community Animal CARE (CAC) is an innovative public health-centered program designed to prevent and solve persistent human and animal related challenges.

“To love a place is not enough. We must find ways to heal it.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer