This Valentine’s Day, low-income seniors and the homeless community treated their fur babies to affordable care services at the Furever Valentines Pet Wellness & Adoption Day.
Community Awareness, Responsibility and Education, also known as C.A.R.E.4Paws, offered the mobile clinic for dogs and cats with low-cost treatments such as vaccines, health exams, nail trims, flea treatment and microchips. Pet owners could also make appointments for more time-consuming services such as spays, neuters, dental work and mass removals.
The Santa Maria Animal Shelter brought in adoptable dogs to help keep these pups out of the shelter and improve their quality of life.
For 10 years, C.A.R.E.4Paws has collaborated with animal and human welfare organizations that aim to reduce pet overpopulation and increase critical pet care.
In a press release from C.A.R.E.4Paws, co-founder Carlos Abitia said, “The goal is to keep pets healthy and with their owners for life, and since our founding in 2009, we’ve not only helped improve animal welfare and change mentalities around pet ownership in our county, but we’ve contributed to a significant drop in the number of animals that end up in shelters.”
For more information about C.A.R.E.4Paws and to make an appointment, visit care4paws.org, call (805) 968-2273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.