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Support our Howliday Donation Drive!

Support our Howliday Donation Drive!

Stop by C.A.R.E.4Paws’ Howliday Donation Drive-Thru on Saturday, December 3, 11:00am – 2:00pm at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara. This important event will raise resources that keep pets healthy and with their families for life! Donation wish list: Dry and...

Help us roll into the future!

Help us roll into the future!

We are fundraising for a brand-new, 37-foot mobile clinic to augment our two existing and old, 26-foot veterinary vehicles. The new, larger clinic-on-wheels, slated to start rolling in spring 2023: • Has increased kennel capacity and the ability to carry more types of...

400 FREE Microchips!

400 FREE Microchips!

A big thank you to our microchip sponsors: Santa Barbara County Animal Services and Lompoc’s CAPA. We microchipped 400 pets for free from June 1 through July 6! This means 400 dogs and cats now have a permanent ID if they ever get lost.

We’ve got food!

We’ve got food!

C.A.R.E.4Paws just received an anonymous donation of six pallets of pet food to support families in need in our community. We are so grateful for this most amazing contribution, which will feed hundreds of pets! A special thanks to the team that drove down to Orange...

Go team! The numbers look good.

Go team! The numbers look good.

We're crunching mobile clinic numbers, and halfway through the year, C.A.R.E.4Paws is on track to alter more than 2,000 dogs and cats again in 2022! We are assisting 150 pets with vet care monthly and hundreds more through our vaccine clinics. Go team!

Going the Extra Mile!

Going the Extra Mile!

In 2021, our Mobile Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach team helped more than 10,000 dogs and cats with critical services. Operating at least one of our mobile clinics four or five times per week, we spayed or neutered 2,025 pets and provided veterinary...

Celebrating the Happy Tails

Celebrating the Happy Tails

On Sunday, May 22, C.A.R.E.4Paws hosted our hybrid Happy Tails Celebration & Fundraiser at the Music Academy of the West. We raised more than $135,000 for C.A.R.E.4Paws' programs and are so grateful to everyone who supported our event, in person and virtually from...

TV Santa Barbara (TVSB) Pet Food Drive

TV Santa Barbara (TVSB) Pet Food Drive

Thanks to everyone who donated and a special thank you to TV Santa Barbara (TVSB) for hosting a pet food drive for C.A.R.E.4Paws and families in need in our community from April 18-30, 2022. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner up for this successful drive. TVSB has also helped C.A.R.E.4Paws through their great video services.

Anniversary Grant from Montecito Bank & Trust

Anniversary Grant from Montecito Bank & Trust

C.A.R.E.4Paws is grateful to be one of 10 nonprofits to receive an Anniversary Grant from Montecito Bank & Trust, including generous program funding and a video about our organization. We cannot thank the bank and its amazing associates enough! In the photo: MB&T’s chairman and CEO, Janet Garufis, and president and chief operating officer, George Leis, with C.A.R.E.4Paws’ Chris Harris and Isabelle Gullo.

We’ve Expanded To SLO County! 

We’ve Expanded To SLO County! 

C.A.R.E.4Paws now host Pet Wellness Clinics in San Luis Obispo (SLO) County alongside SLO nonprofits Animals in Need Fund and Animal Shelter Adoption Partners. Snip & Chip SLO aims to curb pet overpopulation, prevent pet homelessness and euthanasia of adoptable...

New Videos Highlight Our Critical Work

New Videos Highlight Our Critical Work

We are excited to show off several new videos that highlight our work in the community, including with our Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach, pet food distribution services, assistance for pet owners experiencing homelessness, our Safe Haven program from...

Assisting A Community In Need

Assisting A Community In Need

Since the start of COVID-19, our  Companion Pet Assistance program has provided more than four tons of pet food weekly to pet owners in need, compared to two tons in all of 2019. We distribute pet food in our mobile clinic and during events with agencies such as the...

Our 2021 Holiday Drive

Our 2021 Holiday Drive

Our Donation Drive-Thru & Home for the Holidays Adoption Festival on December 4, 2022, at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara and the Elks Lodge in Santa Maria was a great success! The communi has helped hundreds of pet families in need. The festival also...

Foodraising With ResQcats

Foodraising With ResQcats

We could not be more grateful to Jeffyne Telson and ResQcats for hosting a cat-food drive for C.A.R.E.4Paws, first in September 2020, then through the holidays and now she continues into 2021. ResQcats has raised more than $13,000 worth of food, which helps feed so...

Compassion Counts!

We keep working with youth enrolled in afterschool-care at the YMCA in Lompoc as well as at the United Boys & Girls Clubs in Lompoc and Goleta. The kids learn about compassionate pet care, safety around animals, dog training and more. The get to meet and hang out...

Grooming For Dogs Of The Homeless

Grooming For Dogs Of The Homeless

On the first Thursday of each month, we provide baths for homeless community members with A's Dog Grooming at Santa Barbara's Alameda Park. We have spent every Thursday at the park since the beginning of summer, distributing pet food, blankets, pet beds, flea...

Pawsome Pet Food Partners

Pawsome Pet Food Partners

C.A.R.E.4Paws is truly grateful to our partners and donors, who contribute food and also collect pet food donations for us. This includes awesome businesses and nonprofit friends such as Montecito Pet Shop, Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club, Foodbank of Santa...

A Safe Haven For Pets In Need

A Safe Haven For Pets In Need

Our Safe Haven program ensures that domestic violence survivors can find safety for their pets when they leave an abusive situation. Pet owners can seek emergency shelter with their animals through Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS), and we arrange for anonymous foster...

Our Congressional Award!

We are very honored to receive a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Salud Carbajal for our work in the community since 2009 and our unprecedented efforts during COVID-19. Thank you for the wonderful acknowledgment! You can view all of...

A Texas Pet Rescue Team Effort

A Texas Pet Rescue Team Effort

On March 6 and 7, our C.A.R.E.4Paws crew transported 22 shelter dogs and one cat from Texas in a collaboration with Santa Barbara County Animal Services (check out the KEYT video!). Winter storms have left Texas shelters beyond overcrowded and these agencies have to...

Our Pet Wellness Clinics Help Hundreds Of Animals Weekly

Our Pet Wellness Clinics Help Hundreds Of Animals Weekly

Every week, we host multiple Pet Wellness Clinics, assisting hundreds of dogs and cats in need with vaccines, flea treatment, dewormer, nail trims, microchips, and emergency pet food distribution, in addition to and free and low-cost spays/neuters and critical medical...

Our first Pet Food Donation Drive-Thru

Our first Pet Food Donation Drive-Thru

In 2020, our mobile clinic team performed 2,005 spay/neuter surgeries and provided medical care to 1,823 dogs and cats—compared to 1,300 spays/neuters and 1,100 pets assisted with veterinary care in 2019. The provision of 65 percent more clinic services in 2020...

Two New Pet Resource Centers

Two New Pet Resource Centers

On May 26, we co-launched two new Pet Resource Centers at Santa Barbara County Animal Services' shelters in Lompoc and Santa Barbara. This adds to the center launched in 2020 at SBCAS’ Santa Maria shelter and the 10 centers that we have operated with other agencies...

Our successful Happy Tails Celebration! 

On Sunday, June 13, C.A.R.E.4Paws hosted our virtual Happy Tails Celebration & Fundraiser and we raised more than $110,000 thanks to our incredible sponsors and donors! Our event highlighted our work in the community and featured heartfelt Happy Tails from some of...

A Pet Wellness Clinic in Guadalupe

A Pet Wellness Clinic in Guadalupe

We hosted a great Pet Wellness Clinic in Guadalupe On June 27, providing vaccines, flea treatment, nail trims, spays/neuters, dentals and other critical care for more than 150 pets. Santa Barbara County Animal Services sold licenses and microchipped 60 dogs and cats...

Wags n’ Whiskers Festival 2019

About the largest animal festival on the Central Coast Wags n' Whiskers joins the local pet-loving community for a fun day in the Santa Barbara sun, celebrating animals and the outstanding organizations and businesses that help our animal friends. Our free,...