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What is CABRA?

The Coalition of All Breed Rescue of Arizona (CABRA) is a non-profit corporation organized for charitable purposes as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Its member rescues are dedicated to rescuing and finding good homes for purebred (and mixed breed) dogs. It is CABRA's hope that more unwanted dogs will find loving, lifetime homes through the efforts and activities of its members.

Members assist animals of recognized breeds by removing them from shelters whenever possible, and from homes where they are no longer loved or wanted. They then work to place them into permanent, adoptive homes. Many are fostered by CABRA members, while others are placed through direct referral.

CABRA screens its members carefully to assure quality for both the animal and the adopter. Members have agreed to abide by an established Code of Ethics. CABRA requires that all rescue animals be neutered or spayed, health checked, and current on all shots prior to adoption.

Looking for a Dog? Know a Dog That Needs Rescue?

Each of CABRA's rescues is independent. Please see our Member Rescues page to find contact information for the breed you are interested in.

Services Provided by CABRA

CABRA provides service to the community in essentially two ways. First, CABRA refers the public to member rescues. You can view our Member Rescues page to find a rescue for the breed you are interested in.

In addition, CABRA provides low-cost microchip and vaccination clinics, see our Microchip Clinic page for more information. It is our goal to prevent pets from needing new homes, and microchips are a great way to insure that your lost pet will be returned to you if it escapes or gets loose.

How You Can Help

Although its members represent nearly half of the recognized dog breeds in the country, CABRA is made up of individuals and small groups doing what they can on limited budgets.

CABRA is an Arizona non-profit corporation and is tax-exempt according to IRS tax code 501(c)3.

Your gifts of cash and supplies (crates, grooming equipment, food, etc.) are tax deductible. If you want your donation to be used to help a specific breed, please indicate this on your gift.

Donations may be sent to CABRA at P.O. Box 7264 Phoenix, AZ 85011-7264. Thank you for your help.

In addition, many CABRA rescues need volunteers to help interview applicants or perform other duties, and many are in desperate need of foster homes. A foster home agrees to take in a dog on a temporary basis until a new home can be found. Lack of foster home space is the biggest reason rescues turn away dogs. If you can help in any way, contact the individual rescue and see if they need volunteers.

Joining CABRA

Any purebred rescue that agrees to abide by our Code of Ethics is eligible to join CABRA. The benefits of joining CABRA are many. For one, you can receive referrals from CABRA, increasing the visibility of your rescue. Also, CABRA as a whole speaks out for breed rescues in dealing with the Humane Society, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, and various other government and animal welfare organizations. Collectively, we have a much larger voice than each individual rescue. You also can purchase microchips for your rescue at CABRA's reduced bulk rate. These are just a few of the benefits of joining a great organization that respects the individuality of its members while effectively representing them as a whole.

Membership dues are $20 for Individual membership (one vote); $35 for Family or Organization membership (two votes); $10 for Associate (non-voting). Dues go to support our microchip clinics, and to help support our members who have extraordinary rescue expenses. Only active rescues will be considered for voting status.

To join, fill out our membership application (click here to download a Membership Application in Word), sign the application and the Code of Ethics, and send it in to us. To download a copy of CABRA's Bylaws, click here.

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If You Have Questions

Questions regarding our Code of Ethics should be directed to CABRA's President, Rebecca Kapp, at 623-931-1428 or by email at arizonaweimaranerrescue@cox.net.

If you have questions about CABRA membership, contact Bill Ferrell at 480-507-7996 or by email at bkferrell@cox.net; or Rebecca Kapp, CABRA President, at 623-931-1428 or by email at arizonaweimaranerrescue@cox.net.

If you have questions about specific breeds and/or breed rescues, please visit our Member Rescues page for contact information.

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