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Ava Vasquez’s successful foodraiser!
Our volunteer Ava Vasquez did it again—and some! 👏🥳 Just like last year in April, Ava coordinated a weeklong pet food drive at her former elementary school, Santa Barbara's Vieja Valley Elementary. She raised more than 800lbs of food with the help of the school's... read more
Partnerships for unhoused pet families
We are pawsitively happy with our first wellness clinic for pet families experiencing homelessness, cohosted with The Street Dog Coalition (SDC) and Central Coast Partnership for Animal Welfare (CCPAW) in San Luis Obispo. About 30 dogs and cats received vaccines, flea... read more
Rolling into the future!
For two years, C.A.R.E.4Paws has been fundraising for a brand-new, 37-foot mobile clinic to augment our two existing and older, 26-foot veterinary vehicles. We are so excited share that—thanks to the generous support of our community—we have met and even surpassed our... read more
Our SLO partner event helped 175 pets!
Wow! Our first Pet Wellness Clinic cohosted with San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Animal Services in SLO City was incredibly busy from start to finish. We helped 175 pets with critical services, such as $5 rabies vaccines and low-cost spays/neuters and medical... read more
Going the distance!
We are on a roll to curb pet overpopulation. Spaying/neutering prevents unwanted litters, suffering and pet homelessness. It reduces the risk of deadly cancers and pyometra infections and can improve a pet's behavior too! That's why C.A.R.E.4Paws' mobile clinics... read more
A Safe Haven for pets in need
Every hour of every day in the United States alone, hundreds of people and their companion animals suffer abuse. Animal cruelty is strongly correlated with violence against people, and pets are often used as “pawns” in domestic violence situations to prevent family... read more
Services for the unhoused
On the first Thursday of each month at 5pm in Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara we offer support for pet families experiencing homelessness. This includes provision of pet food and supplies, basic grooming and access to free and low-cost vaccines,... read more
Care for community cats
Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties are home to many colonies of community cats, populations that grow incredibly fast unless you spay/neuter these kitties. C.A.R.E.4Paws helps curb overpopulation by altering several hundred community cats annually through TNR... read more
Bringing pet wellness to communities in need
Every time we roll out our mobile units, we host a walk-in Pet Wellness Clinic with low-cost vaccines, flea treatment, dewormer, microchips and nail trims for dogs and cats. These services help keep pets happy and healthy and prevent outbreaks of disease. In 2022, we... read more
Ensuring lost pets find their way home!
In 2022, we microchipped 2,763 pets for free! This means over 2500 dogs and cats now have a permanent ID if they ever get lost. Microchips are a wonderful way to help our four-legged friends find their way home. A big thank you to our microchip sponsors: Santa Barbara... read more