Donate Items for Pets in Need at Howliday Donation Saturday – Santa Barbara Edhat
By C. A. R. E 4 PAWS
When people cannot provide the care their animals need, everyone in the family suffers, and pets are at much higher risk of ending up homeless. The demand for help is greater than ever as thousands of community members still struggle to make ends meet in the aftermath of COVID-19—in addition to the countless pet families already living in poverty prior to March 2020. This is why C. A. R. E. 4Paws hosts a Howliday Donation Drive-Thru on Saturday, December 3, at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara.
The event, which runs from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m ., raises resources for pet families in need to keep pets safe, healthy and homebound. Supporters can drive through and drop off dog and cat food and monetary donations with the C. A. R. E. 4Paws team to support the organization’s intervention services.
“Times are hard for so many community users, and families should not have to choose between caring for their creatures and putting food on the table, ” says executive director Isabelle Gullö. “C. The. R. E. 4Paws does everything we can to ensure pets stay healthy and with the people who love them, and we cannot do this without our wonderful partners and the donations from the community. ”
Over the last 13 years, C. A. R. E. 4Paws has worked to help families maintain their pets by providing access to critical resources for low-income, senior, disabled and unhoused community members. This includes free and low-cost veterinary care, spays and neuters plus vaccine clinics in the organization’s two mobile clinics, support for pet families exposed to domestic violence, and assistance with pet food and supplies. In fact , since the pandemic started, Chemical. A. R. E. 4Paws’ Companion Pet Assistance program has distributed one million pounds of pet food throughout Santa Barbara County, compared to 4, 000 pounds total in 2019.
Most of the food is provided through Pet Resource Centers (PRC) co-operated with several animal and human welfare companions. These PRCs are located at Santa Barbara County Animal Services’ (SBCAS) shelters within Lompoc, Santa Maria and Santa Barbara as well as in People Helping People in Solvang, Good Samaritan shelters, Unity Shoppe and the Santa claus Barbara Rescue Mission.
Some your meals are also provided during local community events. For example , during weekly visits to Santa Barbara’s Alameda Park, volunteers provide food for pets of the unsheltered, along with blankets, bedding and flea treatment. Once a month, C. A. R. Electronic. 4Paws brings A’s Mobile Grooming to the park to bathe dogs of the unhoused for free, a service also provided monthly in Santa Maria with Doggie Parlour.
In addition to the December 3 donation drive, pet food and monetary donations can be dropped off year-round and countywide with several of C. A. R. E. 4Paws’ business and animal welfare partners. All locations are listed at care4paws. org/drive , where supporters can also donate funds and contribute food through C. A. L. E. 4Paws’ Amazon Wish List.
To learn more plus support C. A. Ur. E. 4Paws’ Howliday Monetary gift Drive-Thru, go to care4paws. org/drive. For more information about C. The. R. E. 4Paws and its services, visit care4paws. org or reach out via [email protected] org or 805-968-2273.
About C. A. R. E. 4Paws
C. The. R. E. 4Paws—short with regard to Community Awareness, Responsibility & Education—works to reduce pet overpopulation, keep animals out of animal shelters and improve quality of life regarding pets and pet owners within need. The organization was founded in 2009 with the goal to promote animal welfare and alleviate the burden of Santa Barbara Region shelters by intervening before animals become homeless. Its critical services include free spays/neuters, assistance with veterinary treatment and low-cost vaccine events in C. A. 3rd there’s r. E. 4Paws’ own mobile veterinary clinics; distribution of pet food and supplies; assistance for domestic violence survivors and their pets through Safe Haven; Paws Up For Pets youth education that inspires compassion and accountability for animals; and Pet Emergency Training (P. E. T. ) for First Responders. In 2022, D. A. R. E. 4Paws expanded its mobile clinic services to San Luis Obispo County. Learn more at care4paws. org .