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The organization known to many as Big Sky Ranch/CATNIP Foundation is now Big Sky CARES (Community Animal Resources and Education Services). Our name change reflects the growth of our organization since its founding 10 years ago. Today, our operations encompass two facilities and more than a dozen programs aimed at keeping animals out of shelters. Big Sky is a non-profit 501c3 animal rescue organization and low-cost animal care provider. Everything we do is aimed at keeping animals out of shelters, and we receive no government support for our work. Our mission is changing the ways we think and feel about living with and caring for animals.

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No appointment necessary! Visit us

Tuesday-Saturday 11am - 5pm  or Sunday 12-3pm. Click here to submit your adoption application, and click here to see adoptable pets!



We always need extra help, from feeding animals and scooping litter boxes to Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) for Community Cats. Please click here to sign up!


I Need Help

Found a kitten?

Looking to spay and neuter a colony?

Need to rehome a pet?


Click here to send us the details.



Clinic Services

Click here to request an appointment for spay/neuter or basic care. We will be in touch with you to discuss available dates and times. 



Foster care saves lives. Click here to send us your foster application.


We can't do it without you.


Safe Housing

If you need to escape an abusive relationship and don't want to leave your pet behind, we can help. 

Help Community Cats (Strays)

Learn about the best ways to help a stray cat with our TNR program. We call them Community Cats, because they make our community a better place.

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