The Center for Animal Protection and Education (CAPE) (www.capeanimals.org) works to save the lives of individual animals and to educate people about ways in which they can alleviate animal suffering. Founded in 1992, CAPE has saved thousands of animals. Those who are older, injured or recovering from an illness are placed into loving homes through CAPE's foster and adoption programs. In 2012 CAPE established the CAPE Animal Sanctuary in Grass Valley, California, which is a permanent home for dozens of animals with special needs and burros removed from their native habitats on public lands by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. In 2017 CAPE, in collaboration with Compassion Without Borders, founded a dog shelter in Santa Rosa, CA called Muttopia. Muttopia is a safe place to temporarily house rescued dogs. CAPE also offers educational opportunities to inform people about issues animals face in society. CAPE programs emphasize that all animals have the right to a long, full life, free from suffering.
“Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace." ~Dr. Albert Schweitzer