Our Vision

To lead the way in innovative sheltering that nurtures all animals in body, mind, and heart until every animal has a loving home.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to saving the unwanted, abused, neglected, and homeless companion animals of the City of St. Louis through progressive and humane rescue, rehabilitation, and by pairing animals with humans to better each other. We are committed to keeping the City of St. Louis Animal Care shelter No-Kill.


We believe in second chances and are committed to educating the public about responsible pet guardianship. Our mission focuses on the health and safety of the animals in our care, and we want to do it in a way that helps our two-legged friends in our community as well.

We help create a more caring community for the pets and people through lifesaving partnerships, and community outreach programs. We’re dedicated to implementing a long-term, holistic solution to the pet cruelty and overpopulation epidemic in our city.


We are focused on saving the animals of the City of St. Louis.

Our Values

Our core values include providing progressive programs and services to the St. Louis City community by:

  • Providing humane treatment and care for all companion animals

  • Protection of unwanted animals from abuse and neglect and to rehabilitate said animals.

  • Respect for the dignity and worth for all animal life, by providing humane education in the community regarding prevention of cruelty to animals.

  • Proclaim that population control killing is not an act of kindness and that animals have a right to a dignified life.

  • Promote the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, donors, and the public.

© 2019 Center for Animal Rescue & Enrichment of St. Louis - CARE STL.

All rights reserved. CARE STL is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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2700 Walnut Place

St. Louis, MO 63103

(314) 696-2444


Hours: 10 am - 5 pm daily