Established in 1992 in Santa Cruz California, the Center for Animal Protection and Education (CAPE) is a non profit 501(c) 3 organization. CAPE provides sanctuary for injured, disabled and special needs animals, foster care and adoptions for homeless dogs, humane education programs for children and adults, advocacy campaigns addressing current animal issues, and information for people who have questions or problems concerning animals.
CAPE’s animal sanctuary situated in the Sierra Foothills in Grass Valley, California, is a haven for animals with no other options of a safe place to go. Specializing in animals with disabilities, injuries or treatable medical conditions, the sanctuary can provide safety, comfort and rehabilitation to a variety of species.
CAPE's aim is to bring people and animals together in peaceful co-existence.
Please enjoy viewing a collection of some of the animals rescued, fostered and adopted through the years.
New Children's Books Feature CAPE Animals
Just in time for the holiday season, CAPE has published two books telling the stories of animals who live at CAPE. Written for children ages 0 - 6 years, ARNIE CATCHES A COLD and HELEN'S BIG HEART are available at Amazon.com. Stay tuned for stories about Rootie the pig, Nellie the goat, Tulip the hen and many more. All proceeds from the sale of the books benefit CAPE's programs.
Read about CAPE's unique hospice program for animals approaching the end of their lives here.
CAPE's 1st Annual Animal Film Festival
CAPE's Animal Film Festival is now accepting submissions! Click here to visit the Animal Film Festival website where you can learn how to enter your film. The festival will take place at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, California on Saturday March 1, 2014. To volunteer please email us at email@example.com. Tickets on sale soon.
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