Right now, the need for C.A.R.E.4Paws' services is greater than ever to reduce suffering and keep pets with their families. We help pet owners in need by providing pet food and critical mobile veterinary care. We also assist domestic violence victims by providing safe, anonymous refuge for family pets.
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We are here to help pet owners through these difficult times! We provide assistance with pet food in our mobile clinic and at family food distribution events, Pet Resource Centers and through Mobile Pet Meals delivery to seniors and others in need. We continue to offer affordable critical veterinary services and our Safe Haven program assists victims of domestic violence by providing temporary refuge for pets.
Pets play a crucial role in people’s lives. Right now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we stay true to our mission to prevent pet homelessness and suffering. C.A.R.E.4Paws is not only continuing to provide critical services directly to our community’s most vulnerable members, but we’re increasing our efforts to meet the need. Learn more here and below about how we're making a pawsitive difference in our community.
Our Mobile Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach program offers affordable spays/neuters, vaccines and veterinary care to qualifying low-income, senior, disabled and homeless pet owners in Santa Barbara County. Even during the current crisis, we stay open and still offer many critical services to reduce suffering and keep pets healthy. We take all possible precautions to keep clients, staff and volunteers safe.
A SAFE HAVEN FOR PETS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS
There's NO excuse for abuse. Yet, domestic violence is rampant in our community and affects everyone in a family, including animals. Many victims stay with their abusers because of a pet, or they are forced to leave their beloved companions behind. C.A.R.E.4Paws' new Safe Haven program ensures abuse victims can leave WITH their pets. Victims can seek help at a Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) emergency shelter or through another partner agency, and C.A.R.E.4Paws will arrange for temporary, anonymous foster homes or boarding until the pet and owner can be reunited. Want to help? Your contribution will save lives!
CRITICAL ASSISTANCE FOR PETS AND THEIR OWNERS
No pet or pet owner in Santa Barbara County should have to go hungry or without critical care. In partnership with several local human welfare agencies, we have increased services available to community members in need by introducing more Pet Resource Centers and Mobile Pet Meals. Pet owners can easily access dog and cat food and other supplies, sign up for services in C.A.R.E.4Paws’ mobile clinic and find out about programs for themselves.
PET EMERGENCY TRAINING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS
We’re excited to have launched Pet Emergency Training (P.E.T.) for First Responders alongside Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS) and dog trainer Brian Glen. Our program demonstrates how to safely handle and care for pets in an emergency situation. We launched a series of 12 workshops on February 3 with Santa Barbara County Fire Department.
OUR MOBILE CLINIC IS ON A ROLL AGAIN IN 2020
In 2019, we helped more animals and pet owners in need than ever before. Our Mobile Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach team performed 1,300 free spay/neuter surgeries, assisted 1,070 dogs and cats with veterinary care and hosted 140 vaccine clinics. We anticipate to surpass those records in 2020 and are already on a roll!
THE ANIMAL WELFARE ALLIANCE OF SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
We're thrilled to announce the cofounding of the Animal Welfare Alliance of Santa Barbara County together with Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP), Dog Adoption Welfare Group (DAWG) and Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society. Our goal is to improve animal welfare by building strong partnerships between local organizations so we can maximize resources and jointly build programs.
WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER!
C.A.R.E.4Paws has created COVID-19 Pet Strong web page as a quick guide with quick links for those who need assistance as well as those looking to assist animals and families in need. If you’re looking to help during this crisis, please consider fostering or adopting a shelter pet. You can also donate funds and pet food to C.A.R.E.4Paws to support our efforts to prevent animals from ending up in shelters. Click for more details.