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Santa Barbara police partners with local nonprofit to improve animal control services

Santa Barbara Police Department

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Santa Barbara Police Department's Animal Control has partnered with C.A.R.E.4Paws to help improve animal control services in Santa Barbara on Thursday.

The police department awarded $3,000 grant to the non-profit's mobile veterinary clinic to help in the necessary spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in the city.

"We are so grateful for the generous spay/neuter grant and our continued partnership with Santa Barbara City Animal Control," says Isabelle Gullo, C.A.R.E.4Paws' executive director and cofounder." The funding will help C.A.R.E.4Paws as we work to reduce pet overpopulation and keep animals in their homes. Each and every spay and neuter surgery performed counts!"

C.A.R.E.4Paws operates countywide, providing free spays/neuters and assistance with affordable veterinary care including vaccines, microchipping and others for low-income, senior and homeless pet owners.

The non-profit also distributes pet food to families struggling financially and assists with services such as foster care, dog walking and grooming for pet owners who need temporary help.

The Santa Barbara Police Department reminds residents to annually renew your pet’s animal license online by clicking here.

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