How YOUR donations made a pawsitive impact this year!
Hello and Happy New Year!

As we put 2020 behind us, we thank everyone for contributing so generously to C.A.R.E.4Paws. It has enabled us to serve the community in an unprecedented way.

Because the need for our services remains greater than ever, we invite you to help us reach our year-end goal. Please consider making a donation so that we can kick off 2021 in a strong, pawsitive way. Your gift will go a long way to care for animals in need.
As you can tell from our client testimonials below, C.A.R.E.4Paws' work makes a difference in the lives of many. This year, due to the tremendous need, we provided a record number of services, including:

  • 2,000 free and low-cost mobile spays/neuters, compared to 1,300 surgeries in 2019

  • Veterinary care for more than 1,800 pets, up from 1,170 last year

  • 190 surgery days and vaccine clinics, up from 140 in 2019

  • More than 150 tons of pet food to pets in need countywide, compared to two tons of food in all of 2019

  • Foster care and boarding for dozens of pets of domestic violence survivors

  • Grooming, pet food, veterinary care and other basic services for more than 500 homeless community members

We cannot do our work without YOU, our supporters. Thank you so much for all that you do.

Enjoy the happy tails below and have a healthy, safe start to 2021!

Isabelle Gullo
Executive Director & Cofounder
How you made an impact in 2020
"I am a happy owner of a six-month-old dog named Boo. During the pandemic, I became very sad, fearful and anxious. I lost my job in January and I got a puppy in July to help with anxiety. After I got my dog, she gave me a new purpose. When it was time to get her spayed, I couldn’t afford to take her to a regular vet. C.A.R.E.4Paws came to the rescue! I am happy to report that Boo is healing nicely and is back to her mischievous self again. I have also been able to have her microchipped through C.A.R.E.4Paws as well as receive help with flea control and heartworm medicine. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me with my Boo. I feel extremely grateful and blessed for all who make C.A.R.E.4Paws possible. You’re the BEST!!!" ~ Anita & Boo
Pepper's owners came to us for help when Pepper had a shattered femur. Click to watch Pepper's happy tail!
Since April, we have spent every Thursday night at Santa Barbara's Alameda Park, distributing pet food and supplies. Plus every first Thursday of the month, we also provide baths with A's Mobile Grooming for pets of homeless community members. This heartwarming video with our friend and volunteer Ross when he sees his photo in our newsletter says it all about our growing C.A.R.E.4Paws family.
C.A.R.E.4Paws was able to provide much needed skin treatment and dental work for 13-year-old Yoda and vaccines for his brother Roscoe. The pups and their owner Leo are homeless, and Leo has not been able to afford veterinary care for Yoda for some time. C.A.R.E.4Paws also sponsored bike parts as well as a brand-new wagon for Leo, and now the trio is off exploring new parts of California’s Central Coast.
When Brian Zimmerman’s beloved, 14-year-old yorkies, sisters Delilah and Peek, needed immediate veterinary care, Brian found himself in a huge dilemma as the quotes from his own veterinary clinic were astronomical. Peek had an abscessed tooth and needed a mass removed and Delilah needed dental work, too. Thanks to a grant from the Grey Muzzle Organization, Peek and Delilah received the care they needed in C.A.R.E.4Paws’ mobile veterinary clinic and are doing well. “Thanks to your organization, my precious senior dogs have a chance to live out their lives as healthy as possible. You are a shining star in a challenging world," says Brian.
We are very proud of our Youth Pet Portraits Project, inspired by our Community Programs Coordinator Wendy Domanski. Youth at the United Boys & Girls Club in Lompoc make wonderful portraits that pet owners order for a donation. Says Lompoc Club director De’Vika Stalling: "This amazing idea from Wendy and C.A.R.E.4Paws is a timely Godsent collaboration during such a dark time, not only for our nation but our kids and their social emotional wellbeing. This Project has been so therapeutic to our members and has brought them so much joy, while providing an opportunity for them to self-express through their artwork and bring happiness by way of their portraits to all of the gracious donors. Our kids look forward to Wendy coming every week. She has been such an inspiration and is so kind and uplifting to our little artists. In my 12 years with the Lompoc Boys & Girls Club, this is by far one of my most favorite collaborations. Looking forward to more projects to come."

We could not be more proud of and grateful for our mobile clinic team, headed by cofounder Carlos Abitia and our amazing veterinarian, Tom Thompson. This year, our dedicated, compassionate crew has worked extremely hard to meet the ever-growing demand for spays and neuters, veterinary care and other critical services. Thank you! Our wonderful veterinary technicians and assistants include Lisa Bolton, Brenda Robles, Cristy Culligan and Kim Nodal.
Without our dedicated volunteers and business and nonprofit partners, we could never do our work and support as many pet owners in need, especially not during this pandemic. From packing and delivering pet food to working during our many wellness events to fostering pets for Safe Haven and other critical programs, our volunteers are invaluable. So are our many partners, including Dioji K-9 Resort & Athletic Club, Plaza Deli in La Cumbre Plaza, Lemos Feed & Pet Supply, Montecito Pet Shop, Healthy Pet, La Cumbre Feed, Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society/DAWG, ResQcats and Advanced Veterinary Specialists.
We cannot do our work without YOU. Thank you for being there to help us care 4 paws!
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