C.A.R.E.4Paws is not a rescue group. But sometimes, under special circumstances, we end up taking in dogs and cats when their owners cannot keep them so that the animals don’t have to end up in a shelter. This is the case with sweet, 12-year-old Sarge, whose senior owner had to move into a nursing home.
Sadly, as Sarge’s owner suffers from dementia, he had not received the care he needed for quite some time, and he came to us with matted, flea-infested fur. He was very uncomfortable, so our Community Programs & Volunteer Coordinator, Wendy Domanski, and volunteer Chris Erskine immediately brought Sarge to Antonio with A’s Mobile Grooming. Afterward, he looked like a completely different dog and you could see the relief on his face.
Next, Wendy took Sarge for a checkup with C.A.R.E.4Paws’ mobile clinic team and then he went home with our volunteer Sally Bulles to be fostered until we could find him a home.
Well, finding him a forever family literally only took one day. The parents of our veterinary assistant Cristy Culligan were looking for a senior pup to adopt and they fell in love with Sarge. We’re beyond excited for this handsome boy and grateful to the whole team that rescued him and ensured he received the care he so desperately needed. Now Sarge gets to live out his life showered with love and affection. Talk about a happy tail!
Another amazing Happy Tail! Linda shared her words of gratitude with us:
“Thank you for taking such good care of my little spit fire baby girl Li’l Bit last week as you spayed her. She is doing well in her recovery. Your service is appreciated so much! We would not have been able to afford her having this surgery if it wasn’t for your amazing service to our community! Thank you, again!”
Recently, after beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog Lizzie sadly crossed the rainbow bridge, her family reached out to C.A.R.E.4Paws to see if we knew of a dog in need of a wheelchair. Shortly thereafter, sweet pup Kali received her new walking wheels and is getting around wonderfully. A big thank you to Lizzie’s family for the kind gift!
We received this positive Happy Tail from Belinda: “Just a quick note to say Thank You for all your help with John Boy. He is so happy!! Dr. Thompson was a gem. Gracias for coordinating all of that!!!”
“Throughout the years, Hershey, my 13-year-old lab-pitbull mix, has gone to C.A.R.E.4Paws for his medical issues,” says Rita Baldarez. “They have helped me tremendously with appointments and pet food. They are so kind and really care.” We send a big thank you to Grey Muzzle Organization for its generous grants to support senior pups like Hershey.
Recently, Barbara Bloxham’s cute, 15-year-old dog, Vegas, had much-needed dental surgery in C.A.R.E.4Paws’ mobile clinic, funded by a grant from Grey Muzzle Organization.
Says Barbara: “It was no surprise I brought her home with no teeth. They were in terrible condition. My fear that I might lose her has been replaced with the joy of seeing her so happy, acting like a puppy again. Thank you for taking care of her.”
Thank you, Tania, for sharing your Happy Tail with us: “I came across C.A.R.E.4Paws on Facebook. Perfect timing. My dear cat, Simba, needed a few vaccines and to be microchipped. I had just started a job after being jobless for 14 months. I was able to get my cat’s needs met for very little pay. I am thankful for that.”
Donna shared her appreciation with us: “I want to express my gratitude to C.A.R.E.4Paws for providing my dog Bogie with exceptional and affordable veterinarian care.
Bogie is a changed dog! The treatment he received took care of all of his problems! I truly am at peace knowing Bogie is feeling so much better and that I now have access to good veterinarian care at a cost that I can afford.
Thank you to everyone at C.A.R.E.4Paws for your much-needed service to our community. Thank you for helping my Bogie.”
“I’m very grateful to C.A.R.E.4Paws for the help my dog Zoe and I have received with pet food and grooming at Alameda Park for two years now. It’s a wonderful program and I’ve been treated beyond friendly.”
We love this sweet Happy Tail from Queenie Longley and Little Girl:
“What a wonderful organization and incredible group of people who are involved in helping those of us who are financially challenged at this time. Thank you to everyone at C.A.R.E.4Paws. You are all a blessing for our furry-pawed loves.”
The Happy Tails keep coming, including this one from Cynthia: “Harley had an infection on his back left paw and was given antibiotics and spray to treat. He’s officially on the mend, thanks to C.A.R.E.4Paws!”
Vonnie shared words of gratitude with the C.A.R.E.4Paws team: “My puppies, Levi and Cassidy, had their spay and neuter surgeries at your clinic at the Santa Maria Eagles and are all healed up. Dr. Thompson did a great job! Thank you to all the staff.”