we make A PAWSITIVE IMPACT!
The need for C.A.R.E.4Paws' services is greater than ever. To prevent suffering and ensure pets stay healthy and in their homes, we provide critical wellness services in our mobile veterinary clinic, distribute two tons of pet food weekly, support pets of domestic violence survivors and homeless community members, and promote compassion for animals through our unique youth programs. Want to help?
WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
Since the start of the pandemic, C.A.R.E.4Paws has stayed true to our mission to prevent pet homelessness and suffering. We continue to bring a safety net of services directly to low-income, senior, disabled and homeless pet owners in Santa Barbara County. This includes assistance with free and low-cost spays/neuters, medical care and walk-in vaccines clinics in our mobile veterinary clinic, distribution of pet food, help for domestic violence survivors and their pets and other critical support.
KEEPING PETS WITH THEIR PEOPLE
Our Companion Pet Assistance program has distributed more than 800,000lbs of food since 2020, ensuring that pets don't end up homeless due to lack of resources in the home. We distribute emergency pet food for families in need through several Pet Resource Centers countywide as well as during special events and in limited supply through our mobile clinic. Want to help keep animals healthy and in their homes? Donate pet food or funds anytime!
MOBILE COMMUNITY MEDICINE & SPAY/NEUTER OUTREACH
The need for our Mobile Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach program is greater than ever! Since the pandemic started, we have increased the number of clinic procedures provided with 50%. In 2021, we performed more than 2,000 spay/neuter surageries and provided medical care to 1,750 dogs and cats. We hosted 215 Pet Wellness Clinics, last year, up from 140 in 2019, and in 2022 we'll host 225 clinics. Your donations are most appreciated and keep us rolling!
SUPPORT FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS AND THEIR PETS
With the heightened emotional and financial stresses caused by COVID-19, domestic violence is more prevalent than ever. Our Safe Haven program ensures domestic violence survivors can find safety for their pets when they leave an abusive situation. Pet owners exposed to domestic violence can seek emergency shelter with their companion animals through Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) and we arrange for anonymous foster care for the pets. Survivors and law enforcement can also contact us directly.
A CONGRESSIONAL AWARD!
We are very honored and grateful to receive a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Salud Carbajal for our work in the community since 2009 and our unprecedented efforts during COVID-19. Thank you for the wonderful acknowledgment! You can view all the great media coverage here and click to watch the award ceremony video!
COMMUNITY SUPPORTING COMMUNITY
We love how our community comes together to help those in need with pet food. A huge thanks to partners such as Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club, Plaza Deli, Montecito Pet Shop, ResQcats, La Cumbre Feed, Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society/DAWG, ASAP, Santa Barbara County Animal Services, CAPA, Advanced Veterinary Specialists, Animal Medical Clinic, Healthy Pet, Lompoc’s Home Depot, Roots Dispensary, Hardy Diagnostics, Coldwell Banker Realty in Montecito, Deckers, Barkin Park Lompoc, First United Methodist Church of Lompoc, Fedex, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Humane and George Pet Shop.
YOUTH PET PORTRAITS
Want to help inspire a future artist while raising funds for our critical work? The youth at United Boys & Girls Clubs in Lompoc make pet portraits for a donation as part of our Paws Up For Pets program. Portraits are painted on 11x14 canvasses from a photo you send us and cost $50. Click to learn more and order master piece today! Says Lompoc's club director De’Vika Stalling: "This collaboration has been so therapeutic to our members and has brought them so much joy, while providing an opportunity for them to self-express through their artwork and bring happiness to the gracious donors."
HELP FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
Every Thursday evening since April 2020, as part of our Companion Pet Assistance program, we have been at Santa Barbara’s Alameda Park to support community members that are experiencing homelessness, temporarily or long-term. Not only does our volunteer crew distribute food, flea treatment, blankets and beds to pets in need, but on the first Thursday of each month, we provide baths for dogs of homeless owners with our friends from A’s Dog Grooming, generously sponsored by one of our loyal donors.
Without our dedicated volunteers, we could never do our work and support as many pet owners in need, especially not during this pandemic. From packing and delivering pet food to working during our many wellness events to fostering pets for our critical programs, our volunteers are invaluable. Together, we keep animals out of shelters and ensure pets stay healthy and with their families for life. Want to help out? Email email@example.com.
Happy Tails & Endorsements
“If there was a C.A.R.E.4Paws in every city, this world be a much better place. I don’t have the money or the credit to take Lui to a vet clinic but this way he gets help. Him being healthy makes my life even better!” ~ Ross