C.A.R.E.4Paws is hosting its first Furever Valentine’s Pet Wellness & Adoption Day.
The event will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria.
The C.A.R.E.4Paws’ mobile clinic will go there and offer affordable walk-in services for low-income and senior residents and the homeless. Vaccines, health exams, microchips, flea treatments, microchips and more will cost $10 to $25.
In addition, pet owners who make appointments can schedule the following same-day procedures for their animals: spay or neuter, dental work, mass removals and other low-cost medical treatments. Contact C.A.R.E.4Paws at 968-2273 orcare4paws.org/vetservices.
The event will also feature adoptable dogs from the Santa Maria Animal Center, which is part of Santa Barbara County Animal Services; dog license sales through Project PetSafe; and toys and treats from That’s FETCH Life Center.
C.A.R.E.4Paws, which stands for Community Awareness, Responsibility and Education, has worked for 10 years to reduce pet overpopulation, keep animals out of shelters and improve quality of life for Santa Barbara County pets and their owners.
The nonprofit helps more than 6,000 dogs and cats annually through its weekly spay/neuter, vaccine and medical clinics.
Most services are provided in C.A.R.E.4Paws’ mobile clinic, the county’s only such clinic aiding low-income pet owners in underserved areas such as Santa Maria Valley, Lompoc, New Cuyama, Goleta and Santa Barbara’s Eastside and Westside.
For more information, go to care4paws.org.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Santa Barbara County Animal Services is allowing adopters to name their own adoption prices Thursday through Saturday.
All animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and checked by a veterinarian.
The shelters are the Santa Barbara area facility at 5473 Overpass Road, Goleta (681-5285); the La PAWS Adoption Center, 1501 W. Central Ave., Lompoc (737-7755); and the Santa Maria Animal Center, 548 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria (934-6119).