We’re experiencing more admissions than ever before.

The first half of 2022 has been an interesting one! We have taken in more animals than ever before, and are committed to caring for each and every one of them until we can find them forever homes. In the last five months, we have taken in 512 cats & kittens, 823 puppies and adult dogs, and 96 other small animals.


Animal shelters and rescues around the country are experiencing unprecedented admission numbers, and this means that many of our rescue partners are full. This means that they do not have the capacity to rescue animals from our shelter so that we can free up space for the never-ending stream of intakes. 


We are all full. We are all stretched. Yet, the animals keep coming to us for help and hope for a better life. Many of them come to us with complex serious medical issues – we treat them with the same level of love, care, and commitment to healing emotionally, mentally, and physically.

  Lucky Shed  

Despite the massive influx of animals, CARE STL's Live Release Rate for the month of May 2022 is 97%.