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Temporary Closure of CARE STL Clark Avenue Facility for Animal Housing

NOVEMBER 15, 2023

Attention: Temporary Closure of CARE STL Clark Avenue Facility for Animal Housing

Dear valued community members,

We want to inform you that the CARE STL Clark Avenue Facility will be undergoing necessary repairs to ensure the safety and well-being of our beloved animals. As a regulating and inspecting body, the Missouri Department of Agriculture requires us to maintain compliance and active licensing to operate our shelter. Therefore, we must complete the repairs by the end of this year to renew our license.

To facilitate the repairs, we kindly request your assistance in fostering or adopting our animals starting today. This will allow us to remove all animals from the building (fumes & flooring chemicals exposure), making it available for the contractor to commence repairs on December 18th. We anticipate the repairs to be completed by January 1st, barring unforeseen delays.

Effective immediately, we have implemented Emergency Shelter Operations Status to prioritize the repair process. During this period, CARE STL will only accept emergency intakes from Animal Control. We regret to inform you that we cannot accept surrendered or healthy found animals from the public until further notice. However, we will continue to assist animals needing emergency medical care, offer resources to help lost animals find their way home, aid in rehoming pets, and provide necessary supplies and services to support pet owners.

Please note that the following situations will still be considered emergency intakes during Emergency Shelter Operations Status:

1. Pets in medical distress requiring immediate treatment to prevent significant suffering or death.

2. Aggressive animals posing an immediate threat to public safety and cannot be contained, including those requiring bite quarantines that cannot be completed at their residence.

3. Animals in immediate danger, such as cruelty and abuse cases.

4. Animals involved in agency assist calls, including evictions, hospitalizations, and arrests.

5. Animals legally abandoned even after appropriate notification, when applicable.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by these temporary changes. Our primary concern is the well-being of the animals in our care, and we appreciate your understanding and support during this crucial repair period.

If you are interested in fostering or adopting an animal, please come to the shelter from 1 pm to 7 pm on Monday-Friday and 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.


Together, we can ensure the completion of these repairs and maintain our commitment to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our animals. We are asking for your cooperation and continued support.

Warm regards,

Weng Horak

CEO & Founder of CARE STL

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