C.A.R.E.4Paws’ Mission

C.A.R.E.4Paws works to reduce pet overpopulation, keep animals out of shelters and improve quality of life for pet families in need. 

Since 2009, we have provided a range of critical pet wellness services to community members in underserved areas to ensure animals don’t suffer or end up in a shelter due to lack of resources and access to proper pet care. We assist more than 20,000 pet families in need annually!

Mission statement photo of dog and cat in a field of yellow flowers that links to the Mission page

Our services include free spay/neuter surgeries and affordable veterinary care in our mobile clinic; provision of pet food and supplies through our Companion Pet Assistance program; assistance for pet owners affected by domestic violence; Paws Up For Pets youth education that promotes compassion and accountability for animals; and pet emergency training for first responders.

C.A.R.E.4Paws Cofounders Isabelle Gullo and Carlos Abitia with the Congressional Award

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have stayed true to our mission to prevent pet homelessness and suffering. We have distributed more than 900,000 pounds of pet food and provided a record-number of spays/neuters and medical services.

We collaborate with all local animal shelters, rescue groups and pet service providers and dozens of human welfare agencies. Plus, we provide community outreach consulting to animal welfare agencies in other counties. In February 2022, we expanded to provide our mobile clinic services to San Luis Obispo County through Snip & Chip SLO.