Our Happy Tails Celebration & Anniversary Fundraiser
In 2019, C.A.R.E.4Paws celebrates 10 years of helping animals and pet owners in our community. On Sunday, May 5, we host our Happy Tails Anniversary Fundraiser at beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara, 3pm to 7pm. We invite you to commemorate this significant milestone with us and toast to all that we have been able to accomplish since 2009—so much of it thanks to YOUR support!
As our guest, you'll enjoy:
Delicious food and dessert from New West Catering
Great local wine and beer plus ”meowgaritas”
Fun music, a photo booth and stunning views from Elings' Singleton Pavilion
Happy tails from our work in the community, including stories from pet owners we've helped over the last 10 years
Happy Tail Tickets
Tickets are $100 each and include food, dessert and two alcoholic beverages (or bottomless alcohol-free drinks). Plus, automatic entry into a raffle with great prizes. Only a limited number of tickets available!
Become a Happy Tails Patron
To ensure we can continue our important work in 2019 and the years to come, our event is also an important fundraiser for C.A.R.E.4Paws. We hope you will help by joining us as an event sponsor, or “Happy Tails Patron.” We offer several meaningful Patron opportunities that assist pets and pet owners in need with critical services. Our goal: to make sure animals are healthy and stay with their families for life.
All Patron levels include event tickets in addition to sponsor recognition.
Meet our amazing sponsors!
C.A.R.E.4Paws is able to help more than 6,000 pet-owning families in need every year thanks to generous event sponsorships, donations and grants. Here are our amazing Happy Tails supporters!
PLATINUM PAW SPONSOR: $5,000
Avalan is a comprehensive wealth management firm that works closely with clients and utilizes a consultative approach to financial, business, investment and personal planning needs. Through its defined wealth management process, Avalan provides counseling for a limited number of high-net-worth individuals, closely held corporations, trusts and pensions. The firm's goal is to enter into long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships, which it develops to not only be lifelong, but multigenerational as well. Therefore, Avalan engages in new relationships only after its team determines that its services add substantial value in assisting clients to achieve their goals and all that is important to them. In every aspect of Avalan's work, the firm provides an uncompromising commitment to administer world-class client service while striving to accomplish each of its clients’ highly individualized wealth management needs.
PLATINUM PAW SPONSOR: $5,000
Boehringer Ingleheim is a global, research-driven pharmaceutical company, embracing many cultures and diverse societies. Boehringer Ingelheim, which was founded in 1885 by Albert Boehringer, provides a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide range of animals. It is a forward-looking company with a proven track record, producing pharmaceutical products and vaccines for livestock, pets and wildlife (including endangered species). Boehringer Ingelheim is a supporter of the veterinarian community and the agricultural industry.
GOLD PAW SPONSOR: $2,500
Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS) is a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital located near downtown Santa Barbara. Founded in 2012, AVS provides pets with diagnostics and therapeutics that complement the care provided by your trusted family veterinarian and values that partnership. Many of its doctors are board-certified specialists who have extensive training in fields such as Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency and Critical Care, and Dentistry. They assess patients with complicated disorders, including kidney or liver disease, diabetes mellitus, immune diseases, heart murmurs, and anemia. At AVS, doctors perform a wide variety of specialized procedures including ultrasounds, color flow Doppler echocardiograms (heart ultrasound), endoscopy, chemotherapy, biopsies, bone marrow sampling, tracheal stent placement, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, and much more. AVS also has a CT Scanner onsite for patients that require advanced imaging diagnostics. In addition to specialty medicine, they have the distinction of becoming certified as a Level II Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Facility by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. They are one of only two veterinary hospitals in the state of California to achieve Level II designation. AVS is proud of their staff and the superior medicine and service they provide to the community.
SILVER PAW SPONSOR: $1,000
Camp Canine has been Santa Barbara's premier Pet Resort & Training Center since 1984. With over 30 years experience raising and training dogs, the care and comfort of your dog continues to be Camp Canine's passion and commitment. Here, canine guests enjoy the best cuisine and receive regular health checks throughout their stay. Camp Counselors supervise active play groups designed to match your dog's temperament and personality. You can also add Fitness Camp activities to your dog's stay to enhance mental and physical well-being. Camp Canine is conveniently located in downtown Santa Barbara, with transportation to Montecito, Summerland, Goleta and surrounding areas available. Call today for a tour and a free trial for your canine friend.
SILVER PAW SPONSOR: $1,000
Unleash the fun and jump on the Bark Bus! The Bark Bus is a one-of-a-kind service for adventurous dogs of all sizes and ages. Every day, the Bark Bus gathers dogs up and embark on multiple field trips to local beaches, parks and trails in its custom-modified school bus. The certified staff has accumulated more than 30,000 hours of providing safe and affordable excursions for your dog. The company's motto is that "a stimulated dog is a happy dog," and so the team keeps things fresh and vibrant, visiting more than 25 local sites regularly. The company's locally born and raised owners pride themselves on providing a unique and unequivocal experience for your dog. It’s a full day of fun for your pooch!
BRONZE PAW SPONSOR: $500
Kathleen Butler founded Blast PR 18 years ago, and has been providing solid strategic counsel and creative direction across the client base ever since. She brings unbridled energy and passion and has led strategy and execution across the agency. Kat’s passion and work ethic extend to her love for the animals on our Earth. She has personally rescued cats, dogs, horses and even a few reptiles and fishes. She calls the sunny hills of the Santa Barbara mountains her home, which she shares with her beloved pets and adorable son, Cyrus. When she’s not busy with Blast, she can most certainly be found on the back of one of her horses, exploring the multitude of trails in the surrounding area. Kat sits on the board of the Montecito Trails Foundation, for which she spends countless hours working tirelessly to manage and preserve the miles of public trails in Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria.
BRONZE PAW SPONSOR: $500
Davey’s Voice, a Santa Barbara County 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2015 by Gretchen Lieff to honor Davey, a five-month-old puppy who had to be euthanized after enduring ongoing torture by his owner. Davey’s Voice was formed to speak out for future victims of abuse, and to educate the community so another animal does not have to suffer in silence as Davey did. Davey’s Voice supports projects and programs that promote animal welfare, reduce suffering, and save lives. Davey’s Voice advocates for harsher laws and stronger legislation against animal abuse. The nonprofit pledges to make Santa Barbara the most animal responsible county in California and continue its mission throughout the United States and beyond.
PLATINUM PAW PATRON: $5,000
Dwight & Kim Lowell
Ron & Betty Ziegler
GOLD PAW PATRON: $2,500
Hugh & Lee Cassar
SILVER PAW PATRON: $1,000
Bob & Beth Climo
Joel & Vasanti Fithian
Larry & Claudia Mitchell
Gary & Leslie Robinson
BRONZE PAW PATRON: $500
Ed & Ann Brady
Nick & Donna Peterson
Andrew Sharpe & Day Yeager
Marcia Spranger & Bob Gray
WINE & BEER DONATIONS