Lola loves life again!
Carole Smeathen mailed us a card about how we helped her pup Lola with a shot for severe skin allergies. “She was so itchy and miserable she could not even sleep,” says Carole. “I appreciate your help so much and so does Lola, who’s a rescue and an adorable and happy girl.”
We’ve expanded to SLO County!
C.A.R.E.4Paws now host Pet Wellness Clinics in San Luis Obispo (SLO) County alongside SLO nonprofits Animals in Need Fund and Animal Shelter Adoption Partners. Snip & Chip SLO aims to curb pet overpopulation, prevent pet homelessness and euthanasia of adoptable animals, and improve animal welfare in the county. We’re not expanding all of our programs to SLO yet but we hope that—with the community’s support—we can cohost many clinics in SLO this year. Read our press release and watch us on KSBY.
New videos highlight our critical work
We are excited to show off several new videos that highlight our work in the community, including with our Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach, pet food distribution services, assistance for pet owners experiencing homelessness, our Safe Haven program from domestic violence survivors and our Paws Up For Pets youth initiative. You’ll also enjoy heartwarming Happy Tails from the many pet owners we help daily.
Assisting a community in need
Since the start of COVID-19, our Companion Pet Assistance program has provided more than four tons of pet food weekly to pet owners in need, compared to two tons in all of 2019. We distribute pet food in our mobile clinic and during events with agencies such as the Foodbank and People Helping People. We also deliver pet food to seniors stuck in their homes. Pet owners can also access food at our dozen Pet Resource Centers. It’s all about keeping pets with their people!
Our 2021 Holiday Drive
Our Donation Drive-Thru & Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival on December 4, 2022, at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara and the Elks Lodge in Santa Maria was a great success! The communi has helped hundreds of pet families in need. The festival also inspired forever homes for pets from local shelters and rescues. We can’t thank our donors, event sponsors, business partners and volunteers enough for making this possible. Click for more details!