With your help, we keep pet families healthy and together!

C.A.R.E.4Paws has had another record year assisting animals and pet families in need. The demand for help is greater than ever as thousands of community members still struggle to make ends meet in the aftermath of COVID-19—in addition to the countless pet families already living in poverty prior to March 2020. When people cannot provide the care that their animals need, everyone in the family suffers, and pets are at much higher risk of ending up homeless. To keep animals safe, healthy and homebound, C.A.R.E.4Paws now assists more than 20,000 pet families in need annually through our programs.

Here are some of many pawsitive updates from 2022:

• In February this year, we expanded our Mobile Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach to San Luis Obispo (SLO) County with a program called Snip & Chip SLO in collaboration with SLO nonprofits Animals in Need Fund and Animal Shelter Adoption Partners.

• Due to the tremendous need for help, we now operate both mobile units several days per week, providing a record-number of free and low-cost spays/ neuters, veterinary care and vaccines. We will alter at least 2,200 dogs and cats this year, an increase of 200 surgeries from 2021 and 900 from 2019!

• As demand grows and one of our mobile units has grown too old, we have put a down payment on a brand-new, 37-foot mobile clinic with increased kennel capacity and more types of vital equipment. We only have $100,000 left to raise! Find out who’s contributed so far—and how YOU can too.

• Our Companion Pet Assistance team has distributed more than one million pounds of pet food since the start of the pandemic. Thank you for support our Howliday Donation Drive-Thru on Saturday, December 3, 2023.

• C.A.R.E.4Paws’ first Walk Against Abuse at Elings Park on September 18 supported Safe Haven and pet families exposed to domestic violence. More than 200 people and almost as many dogs joined us to raise funds and foster families for the program.

• Our Paws Up For Pets humane education program and Youth Pet Portrait Project continue to pave the way for a more compassionate future for animals.

• We launched a new website.

We hope you enjoy all of the pawsitive updates. And please know that none of this is possible without YOU: our donors, grantors, sponsors and volunteers.

Thank you for making an impact in our community!

Isabelle Gullö, Executive Director and Cofounder