Foodraising with ResQcats

Foodraising with ResQcats

We could not be more grateful to Jeffyne Telson and ResQcats for hosting a cat-food drive for C.A.R.E.4Paws, first in September 2020, then through the holidays and now she continues into 2021. ResQcats has raised more than $13,000 worth of food, which helps feed so many kitties in our community!

Compassion counts!

We keep working with youth enrolled in afterschool-care at the YMCA in Lompoc as well as at the United Boys & Girls Clubs in Lompoc and Goleta. The kids learn about compassionate pet care, safety around animals, dog training and more. The get to meet and hang out with our ambassador pets: pups Penny and Eddies Topher the kitty and Little Star from Little Star Pony Foundation. Learn more about Paws Up For Pets here

Grooming for dogs of the homeless

Grooming for dogs of the homeless

On the first Thursday of each month, we provide baths for homeless community members with A’s Dog Grooming at Santa Barbara’s Alameda Park. We have spent every Thursday at the park since the beginning of summer, distributing pet food, blankets, pet beds, flea treatment and more to those in need. Thanks to a generous C.A.R.E.4Paws donor, we were able to add grooming services, too.

A Texas pet rescue team effort

A Texas pet rescue team effort

On March 6 and 7, our C.A.R.E.4Paws crew transported 22 shelter dogs and one cat from Texas in a collaboration with Santa Barbara County Animal Services (check out the KEYT video!). Winter storms have left Texas shelters beyond overcrowded and these agencies have to make space for more pets in need. The 22 animals that arrived here are being adopted out to great homes by SBCAS. Shadow’s Fund and Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation were also instrumental in making this happen. Go team!

Our pet wellness clinics help hundreds of animals weekly

Our pet wellness clinics help hundreds of animals weekly

Every week, we host multiple Pet Wellness Clinics, assisting hundreds of dogs and cats in need with vaccines, flea treatment, dewormer, nail trims, microchips, and emergency pet food distribution, in addition to and free and low-cost spays/neuters and critical medical care in our mobile clinic. Santa Barbara County Animal Services joins us frequently to sell dog licenses and also provides free microchips at special events. During our March 7 clinic in Lompoc, we assisted 100-plus pets. Companion Animal Placement Assistance (CAPA) donated free chips. 

Our first pet food donation drive-thru

In 2020, our mobile clinic team performed 2,005 spay/neuter surgeries and provided medical care to 1,823 dogs and cats—compared to 1,300 spays/neuters and 1,100 pets assisted with veterinary care in 2019. The provision of 65 percent more clinic services in 2020 reflects the enormous need in our community created by the pandemic. We hosted 190 clinic days during 2020, compared to 140 in 2019 and 120 in 2018.  Your contributions keep us rolling! 

Our successful Happy Tails Celebration! 

On Sunday, June 13, C.A.R.E.4Paws hosted our virtual Happy Tails Celebration & Fundraiser and we raised more than $110,000 thanks to our incredible sponsors and donors! Our event highlighted our work in the community and featured heartfelt Happy Tails from some of the many pet owners we help daily to keep animals healthy and in their homes. If you missed it, you can watch it by clicking here or on the adjacent image.