CARE4PAWS is having a two-day yard sale to benefit the organization, Friday-Saturday, March 23-24, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at 334 E. Arrellaga Street (corner of Laguna). Donations needed! If you have anything to donate for the yard sale, call Mary at (805) 450-1599.

In this past year alone, CARE4Paws provided nearly 700 spays and neuters to low-income pet owners, reached more than 3,000 students, distributed 250 copies of Pawsitive Thinking, and hosted more than 100 pet owners in its Project ResponsiBull trainings.

Believing that it takes a community to solve the problem of pet overpopulation, CARE4Paws has recruited dozens of veterinarians, pet care professionals, and other businesses to participate in its programs. In addition, CARE4 Paws was a founding member of the Responsible Pet Ownership (RPO) Alliance, a collaboration by Santa Barbara County Animal Services, the Santa Barbara Humane Society, the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation, the Dog Adoption Welfare Group (DAWG), and the Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP). As cofounders of CARE4Paws, Isabelle Gullö and Carlos Abitia were named 2011 Local Heroes by The Santa Barbara Independent.

For more information, contact (805) 968-CARE (2273) or email To learn more about CARE4Paws and its different programs, visit

Adoptable Pet of the Week


Sunny, a long-haired calico, needs a new home as her elderly owner could no longer care for her. This 2-year-old is very affectionate, loves being petted and pampered and loves to lie spread-eagled and gaze at you. She gets along with people but should be the only cat in your life. Cage life is really not for her, so she’s looking for an indoor home where she can roam and blossom.

For more information, visit ASAP at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter, 5473 Overpass Road. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit or call (805) 683-3368.

The following is included in the adoption fee at ASAP: spay or neuter surgery; flea treatment; vaccinations; microchipping; health evaluation, including testing for feline leukemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus—cats thought to be 10 years or older receive a full blood panel evaluation, thus assuring that the cat is indeed healthy and adoptable—medical and drug coverage through ASAP’s vet for two weeks beyond adoption, if necessary; temperament evaluation, and cat carrier (you can save the county money by bringing your own).


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