Mobile Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach 

During the COVID-19 crisis, C.A.R.E.4Paws continues to host Mobile Pet Wellness Clinics for dogs and cats in Santa Barbara County, providing affordable critical veterinary care by appointment. We also distribute emergency pet food from 10am to 1pm each time we run our clinic, taking all necessary precautions to keep clients, staff and volunteers safe. Find more details below, including clinic services, pricing and schedule. 

Walk-in Pet Wellness Clinics 

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, low-cost services during our 10am to 1pm walk-in clinics are limited to: 

  • Vaccines for puppies and kittens 

  • Topical flea treatment 

  • Dewormer for puppies and kittens and adult pets in need

  • Plus, pet food distribution to those in need

Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Our mobile spay/neuter surgeries are free for low-income pet owners who cannot afford to alter their dogs and cats at a veterinary clinic or a low-cost clinic such as the humane society. We perform 95% of all surgeries in our mobile clinic and send pets that cannot be spayed/neutered in the mobile clinic, due to a health or other issue, to one of our many partner veterinary clinics. 

Please note: Spays and neuters need to be scheduled prior to a clinic day. All dogs and female cats must wear an e-collar ("cone") for 7-10 days post surgery to prevent infection. We charge $10 per cone. We also charge $10 (or slightly more depending on a dog's weight) for three days of pain medication to go home.

Contact or 805-968-2273 for more information and to make an appointment. 

Community Medicine​

We provide low-cost and free veterinary care for low-income, senior, disabled and homeless pet owners in Santa Barbara County. Our goal: to reduce suffering, ensure cats and dogs have access to medical treatment and can stay with their families for life. See the below list for services we offer in our mobile clinic and note that some service restrictions apply during the COVID-19 crisis. Clients have to show proof of financial need. We can also, as funding allows and appointments are available, provide assistance through our veterinary clinic partners.

Services include:

  • Critical pet wellness exams, $15

  • Wound care, $25

  • Basic antibiotics, $15-$25

  • Ear cleaning, $25

  • Ear cytology, $25

  • Urinalysis, $25

  • Dental cleaning, $125-$175 

  • Mass removal, $125-$150

  • Hernia repair, $125-$150

  • Euthanasia, $100-$150

Who qualifies?

C.A.R.E.4Paws accepts clients that reside in Santa Barbara County and can show proof of financial need. This includes providing a copy of one of the following: 


  • Unemployment

  • Social Security

  • SSI Disability

  • Food Stamps

  • Medicaid

  • VA Disability

  • CalWORKS

  • WIC

  • CalFRESH

  • BIA General Assistance

  • Section 8

NOTE: If you are approved for assistance and your pet is not in need of urgent care, we will set you up for an appointment in our mobile clinic or, if needed, with a partner veterinary clinic. If you're experiencing a medical emergency, we will contact you as soon as we possibly can.

Live outside of Santa Barbara County or need additional resources? 
Try this resource list provided by Banfield Foundation

We are on a roll! 

Our mobile clinic is a critical component of our mission, allowing us to travel directly to low-income, senior, disabled and homeless pet owners in our county’s most underserved communities, offering services that keep pets happy, healthy and with their families for life. 

In 2019, we spayed/neutered 1,300 dogs and cats for free, assisted 1,070 pets with free and low-cost veterinary care—up from 100 in 2017!—and hosted 150 vaccine clinics and other community outreach events. All in all, we helped at least 7,000 pet owners countywide with our services last year. 

Contact Us

Tel: 805.968.CARE (2273)



Mailing address:
P.O. Box 60524
Santa Barbara, CA 93160

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