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Walk Against Abuse 2023

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

On Sunday, October 1, from 11 am to 2 pm, join C.A.R.E.4Paws for our second annual Walk Against Abuse at Elings Park in Santa Barbara. The event raises funds and awareness for Safe Haven, a program that supports pet families exposed to domestic violence. Bring the whole family and enjoy a dog walk through the beautiful park grounds, music, food and fun activities for kids and adults. Learn how Safe Haven prevents suffering and saves lives—and how the community can support this critical program!

Tickets are just $25 for adults and $10 for youth 12 and under.

We also invite businesses, friends and families to sign up for a Team of 10 for only $200!

Walk Against Abuse at Elings Park

Support our Walk as an event sponsor

We offer sponsor opportunities that help pay for critical Safe Haven services, such as boarding, animal training, pet food, vaccines, spays/neuters, medical care and pet housing deposits for our four-legged clients. Sponsorships come with great promotional benefits for local businesses and individual donors are acknowledged on this page and at the event too. 

Walk Against Abuse at Elings Park

Foster a pet in need

We are looking for loving foster families to provide temporary refuge for Safe Haven pets. Please reach out if you are able to help a dog or cat in need.

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A heartfelt thanks to our 2023 Walk Against Abuse sponsors!

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Avalan is a comprehensive wealth management firm that works closely with clients and utilizes a consultative approach to financial, business, investment and personal planning needs. Through its defined wealth management process, Avalan provides counseling for a limited number of high-net-worth individuals, closely held corporations, trusts and pensions. The firm’s goal is to enter into long-term, mutually-beneficial relationships, which it develops to not only be lifelong, but multigenerational as well. Therefore, Avalan engages in new relationships only after its team determines that its services add substantial value in assisting clients to achieve their goals and all that is important to them. In every aspect of Avalan’s work, the firm provides an uncompromising commitment to administer world-class client service while striving to accomplish each of its clients’ highly individualized wealth management needs.

Advanced Veterinary Specialist C.A.R.E.4Paws Happy Tails Celebration Sponsor Logo


Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS) is a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital located near downtown Santa Barbara. Founded in 2012, AVS provides pets with diagnostics and therapeutics that complement the care provided by your trusted family veterinarian and values that partnership. Many of its doctors are board-certified specialists who have extensive training in fields such as Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency and Critical Care, and Dentistry. They assess patients with complicated disorders, including kidney or liver disease, diabetes mellitus, immune diseases, heart murmurs, and anemia. At AVS, doctors perform a wide variety of specialized procedures including ultrasounds, color flow Doppler echocardiograms (heart ultrasound), endoscopy, chemotherapy, biopsies, bone marrow sampling, tracheal stent placement, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, and much more. AVS also has a CT Scanner onsite for patients that require advanced imaging diagnostics. In addition to specialty medicine, they have the distinction of becoming certified as a Level II Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Facility by the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. They are one of only two veterinary hospitals in the state of California to achieve Level II designation. AVS is proud of their staff and the superior medicine and service they provide to the community.

La Cumbre Animal Hospital


August Roofing & Solar has been developing, installing and repairing roofing and solar systems since 1991, working with homeowners, residential properties and businesses from West Los Angeles across Ventura County to Santa Barbara. Clients appreciate expert service, quality products and reliable support that creates a better customer experience. This premium roofing and solar company serves customers who understand that quality and professionalism create value and peace of mind. Customers can be assured that August Roofing & Solar has the experience, expertise and financial strength to respond to and resolve issues. The company embraces professionalism by performing to the highest standard with honesty, transparency and excellence at all times. With its full-time certified and experienced installers, August Roofing & Solar delivers the best-in-class roofing and solar solutions with superior craftsmanship.

La Cumbre Animal Hospital


Founded in 1987, VCA is a network of hometown animal hospitals committed to making a positive impact for pets, people, and their communities. VCA cares about the communities they serve and every pet within them, not just those seen in their hospitals. Every hospital carries a sense of pride for the legacy of excellence they have built and the stories of service that are deeply connected to their local communities. Together, they are writing a powerful story about what’s next in veterinary care.

VCA hospitals in the Santa Barbara area include VCA Care Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital, VCA Noah’s Ark Animal Hospital and VCA Carpinteria Veterinary Hospital.

Chrissie's Fund C.A.R.E.4Paws New Mobile Clinic/Happy Tails Celebration Sponsor Logo


Chrissie’s Fund is a private foundation that supports programs that reduce dog overpopulation, promote adoptions and help eliminate the suffering of dogs. Its funding is allocated primarily for bully breeds, large dogs of any breed and mix, and seniors. Chrissie’s Fund is not only a supporter of C.A.R.E.4Paws’ Spay/Neuter Program for many years, but a sponsor of Wags n’ Whiskers since 2010.

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La Cumbre Animal Hospital (LCAH) has been proudly serving the community of Santa Barbara for over 60 years. The clinic recently moved to a new state-of-the-art facility at 3910 State Street. The LCAH team strives to provide the highest level of medical care and compassion. The clinic focuses on the whole patient as an individual and highly encourages and educates clients on preventative care. The vet team focuses on Fear-Free techniques to reduce anxiety and provide the most pleasant experience possible for your furry family. LCAH provides a complete range of services, including cold laser therapy, dental therapy and surgery options. The clinic has the ability to run comprehensive and emergency laboratory tests, take digital x-rays and emergency ultrasounds. LCAH is dedicated to providing an inclusive environment that promotes healthy living habits, happiness and excellence among all team members. The staff looks forward to helping you!

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Miss Machine LLC – Lisa Arendarski offers a wide variety of lifestyle and executive assistant services, such as organizing, event planning and business structure. The company believes “as a client, you welcome us into your home or small business, most importantly into your life.” They listen to their clients’ needs and goals and devise a personal and unique plan of action in the most comprehensive way. They reduce the stress and liability of a payroll employee and provide less invasive options for a more peaceful environment. With 24/7 availability, Miss Machine LLC can accommodate any life work balance.

Miss Machine LLC participates in community outreach and supports several organizations in hopes to improve quality of life for those in need. Their mission is “to care about more than just ourselves, without letting the weight of the world crush us. Be kind to animals and the environment and pay it forward any chance you can.”

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boys team charity is a volunteer service organization dedicated to developing an altruistic spirit in young men through active participation of parents and sons in philanthropic projects in their communities.

btc was founded by families that wanted to teach their boys the importance of giving back and making a difference in their local community. btc teams 7th through 12th grade boys and their families provide community service in their local communities. In addition to providing valuable community service, btc strives to promote personal growth, strengthen family relationships, develop team skills and provide educational opportunities for its young men.

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Brasil Arts Café aims to promote Brazilian culture to the Santa Barbara community by way of food, dance and movement, atmosphere, and excellent customer service. The company focuses on high quality, locally sourced meats and produce as well as energetic, fun, and elevating fitness and music classes for kids, teens, and adults.

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Helena Avenue Bakery is a homestyle artisan bakery and kitchen that brings together wholesome, homemade specialties using the highest quality ingredients found along the Central Coast.  The bakery offers rustic, organic breads, handmade seasonal pastries made from scratch and a wide variety of gourmet breakfast and lunch items made to order. The menu is ideal for dining in or taking away to enjoy at home, at wine tasting rooms throughout the Funk Zone or the Santa Ynez Valley, to the nearby beaches or at numerous other picnic locations around town. Helena Avenue Bakery shares a space with the Santa Barbara Wine Collective so patrons can grab a bottle of their favorite local wine for the perfect pairing. Since opening in 2016, Helena Avenue Bakery has received high praise from 805 Living, C Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, Santa Barbara Independent, The Hollywood Reporter, Zagat.com, and the SoCal Restaurant Show.


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October 1
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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805.968.CARE (2273)


Elings Park New
1298 Las Positas Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 United States
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