Mobile Spay & Neuter Clinics
C.A.R.E.4Paws helps low-income pet owners in Santa Barbara County alter their dogs and cats during spay/neuter days for multiple animals in our Spay Mobile and through individual appointments at our partner veterinary clinics.
C.A.R.E.4Paws' Mobile Clinic
The Spay Mobile, a veterinary clinic on wheels, is used throughout Santa Barbara County to provide free spay/neuter surgeries and low-cost vaccines, microchips, flea medication and deworming treatment to pet owners in need. We park mainly in neighborhoods around the county where you find a large number of unaltered dogs and cats. We use our mobile clinic for about 95% of our annual 1,300-1,300 spay/neuter surgeries performed. See our Spay Mobile schedule to the left. To learn more about our pet vaccine clinics, click here.
Our veterinary clinic partners
The dogs and cats that we cannot alter in the Spay Mobile due to weight, age or a health condition, we send to our partner veterinary clinics. These clinics generously support our spay/neuter program with deeply discounted surgeries, which allows C.A.R.E.4Paws to provide spays/neuters for free or at a very low cost to those who cannot otherwise afford to alter their pets. Meet our veterinary clinic partners.
How do I make an appointment?
Please email or leave a message in English or Spanish at 805.968.2273. A C.A.R.E.4Paws representative will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
What other services do you offer and for how much?
We provide low-cost vaccines, microchips, flea treatment and deworming medication for cats and dogs on the days when we operate our Spay Mobile. All of the above services are $10 except for bordetella, which is $15.
What type of vaccines do you provide?
We offer rabies for dogs and cats, distemper/parvo (DHPP) and bordetella (oral) for dogs and feline distemper (FVRCP) for cats. We use Merial, Inc. vaccines exclusively. To learn more about our vaccine clinics and proper vaccine protocol for puppies/kittens and adult pets, visit our pet vaccine clinic page.
Why should I microchip my pet?
One out of three pets go missing. And without proper ID, 90 percent of lost pets never find their way home. A microchip is your pet's permanent ID. It's the size of a grain of rice and goes beneath your pet's skin like a vaccination. When scanned at a shelter or vet clinic, it reveals your contact information and your dog or cat can be returned to you.
What type of microchips do you sell?
Our microchips are from Foundanimals.org and cost $10. We register the microchips for our clients free of charge.
What type of flea medication do you offer?
We provide topical flea treatment such as Cross Block, Advantage II and Frontline Tritak. We charge $10 per dose of one-month flea treatment. At times, we also have oral flea treatment available, like Nexgard, for $15. We are a nonprofit that relies on donations, and so our supply of oral flea medication is usually limited. This means there are no guarantees as to what is available at a particular clinic.