Inspired by her 19 year-old cat Shadow, who passed away in 2011, Carrie Ann started The CAI Animal Project as a way of honoring his life. The project was founded in 2012 in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation to support the rescue, welfare and well-being of animals. CAIAP is now a sponsored program of the Heaven on Earth Society for Animals, a 501c3 charitable organization.
CAIAP supports animal rescue, and raises funds to help provide care to animals in need as well as increase awareness. However they also take a unique approach to helping animals by encouraging and educating people of all ages and backgrounds about the healing power of the human-animal relationship and the various types of companion animals that are available. Did you know that pets help to lower blood pressure, reduce stress, prevent heart disease, fight depression, and lower health care costs?