Community Outreach

Community members with their pets

As part of C.A.R.E.4Paws’ Mobile Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach program, we work directly in Santa Barbara County’s most underserved areas and, as of 2022, in many high-need communities of San Luis Obispo County. In these neighborhoods, many pet families live in poverty and struggle to provide not only basic necessities for the humans in their households, but for their four-legged family members too.

Community members with their pets
Community members with their pets
Cat after spay/neuter with cone

C.A.R.E.4Paws’ bilingual, compassionate team connects families in need with affordable pet wellness services, such as vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries and basic medical treatment, as well as pet food, supplies and other essential care that prevent suffering and ensure animals stay healthy and with the people who love them.

A Pawsitive Impact

C.A.R.E.4Paws’ Mobile Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach program provides free and low-cost spays/neuters, veterinary care and vaccine clinics in our mobile veterinary clinics. Our clinics travel directly to pet owners in need, ensuring that financial difficulties, lack of transportation and language barriers do not prevent animals from being altered and receiving proper veterinary care.

Also, our Companion Pet Assistance program provides essential care such as food, supplies and behavioral training. Since the pandemic started, we have provided more than 1.3 million pounds of food to the community. We also offer grooming to pets of unsheltered community members. Our Safe Haven program supports domestic violence survivors with temporary boarding or foster care.

Three ladies holding small dogs at a C.A.R.E.4Paws Community Outreach Mobile Clinic for pets
C.A.R.E.4Paws volunteers greeting clients with their pets

With our compassionate, bilingual outreach clinic team and the provision of affordable and accessible services—coupled with close partnerships with animal shelters and rescues as well as human welfare agencies and local businesses—we have built trusting relationships with thousands of pet families and greatly improved animal welfare in many communities along the Central Coast.