C.A.R.E.4Paws’ Receives Congressional Recognition for its Work in Santa Barbara County Since 2009 and for its Unprecedented Support for Animals and Pet Owners in Need through the Pandemic

C.A.R.E.4Paws’ Receives Congressional Recognition for its Work in Santa Barbara County Since 2009 and for its Unprecedented Support for Animals and Pet Owners in Need through the Pandemic

By C.A.R.E.4PawsTue Jan 19, 2021 | 12:20pm   Santa Barbara County, Calif., January 19, 2021 – On Friday, January 15, U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal presented a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition to Santa Barbara County nonprofit C.A.R.E.4Paws outside the organization’s mobile veterinary clinic at the Santa Barbara Fraternal Order of Eagles. The award acknowledges the critical...

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C.A.R.E.4Paws receives congressional certificate

C.A.R.E.4Paws receives congressional certificate

DAVE MASON/NEWS-PRESS PHOTOSIsabelle Gullo, executive director and co-founder of C.A.R.E.4Paws, holds the Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition outside C.A.R.E.4Pawby Dave Mason U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal presented a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition Friday afternoon to C.A.R.E.4Paws. Isabelle Gullo, the longtime nonprofit’s executive director and co-founder, received the...

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C.A.R.E.4Paws meets growing demand

C.A.R.E.4Paws meets growing demand

COURTESY PHOTOPaws Up for Pets Youth Education coordinator Sam Schiff holds a cat during an encounter of the feline kind. by Dave Mason  C.A.R.E.4Paws distributed two tons of free pet food in all of 2019 to people in need. Since March, that amount skyrocketed to somewhere between 150 and 170 tons. That’s unprecedented for the nonprofit, which is doing more work than ever to help low-income pet...

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Plaza Deli helps C.A.R.E.4Paws assist pets during pandemic

Plaza Deli helps C.A.R.E.4Paws assist pets during pandemic

By Blake DeVine, Jessica Brest SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Local animal welfare organization C.A.R.E.4Paws held a pet food and donations drive over the past month to help support pet-owning families who are struggling because of the pandemic. C.A.R.E.4Paws said a record-number of Santa Barbara County pet owners are struggling to provide for their animals during COVID-19. So the organization...

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County temporarily closes Lompoc animal facility

County temporarily closes Lompoc animal facility

COURTESY PHOTOSAnimal Services is collaborating with C.A.R.E.4Paws and Companion Animal Placement Assistance to offer Lompoc residents mobile veterinary clinics, offsite events for pet food distribution such as a free pet food bank, vaccines, pop up licensing, free microchipping and more. by Grayce McCormick Santa Barbara County Animal Services decided to temporarily close the Lompoc animal...

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Santa Barbara County nonprofit helps pets and owners during pandemic

Santa Barbara County nonprofit helps pets and owners during pandemic

By Angel Russell Since the start of the pandemic, a Central Coast nonprofit animal services organization is seeing a huge increase in demand for its services. With more people adopting from shelters, C.A.R.E. 4 Paws is working to make sure animals don’t end up back there. People and pets were lined up in Santa Maria Wednesday outside at a mobile vet clinic. Inside is a team of technicians and a...

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C.A.R.E.4Paws and Our Pandemic Response on KSBY

C.A.R.E.4Paws and Our Pandemic Response on KSBY

By: Christina Favuzzi The COVID-19 pandemic has made finances tight for many people. Pet ownership isn't cheap between vet visits, food and supplies but a local non-profit is offering help to make sure once we clear the shelters, pets never end up back there. Shelters, rescue groups, breeders and pet stores all report higher consumer demand than there are pets to meet it in 2020. Our newfound...

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COVID-19 financial strain on Santa Barbara County pet owners sends need for help skyrocketing

COVID-19 financial strain on Santa Barbara County pet owners sends need for help skyrocketing

Failed businesses, job losses and temporary layoffs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have hit families hard in Santa Barbara County, and the financial strain is even greater among pet owners who may have to choose between feeding and providing medical care for their dogs and cats or giving them up to a shelter.   The effort to keep pets a part of the family has led one nonprofit organization...

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C.A.R.E.4Paws’ COVID Efforts in Santa Maria Featured on KEYT

C.A.R.E.4Paws’ COVID Efforts in Santa Maria Featured on KEYT

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - C.A.R.E.4Paws is seeing the need for animal services double in Santa Maria during COVID-19. During the past 6 weeks C.A.R.E.4Paws saw a demand for services higher in Santa Maria than any other city in the county. They say this is due to less veterinarian services available. There are also more people out of work who just can't afford animal services during the pandemic....

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C.A.R.E.4Paws’ COVID-19 Response and Services in the Independent

C.A.R.E.4Paws’ COVID-19 Response and Services in the Independent

By Gail Arnold With the economic hardship brought on by COVID-19, many pet owners throughout our county would be struggling to meet the basic needs of their pets if it weren’t for the remarkable work of C.A.R.E.4Paws, which has stepped up its food assistance, veterinary care, and other programs.  A novel program fosters pets of victims of domestic violence while another does outreach to ensure...

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