The Santa Barbara County (SBC) Animal Care Foundation is an all-volunteer nonprofit founded in 2002. Their mission is to promote animal welfare and better the quality of life for animals in Santa Barbara County through, education, outreach, collaboration, and promotion of the humane ethic and responsible treatment of all animals.
A grant from Grey Muzzle will fund 24-hour critical, emergency or extensive veterinary medical care for vulnerable, at-risk senior dogs that arrive at the shelter with life-threatening injuries such as being hit by a car, injured by other animals, or experiencing illness resulting from neglect or abuse. This lifesaving care will help senior dogs recover from their injuries or illness and prepare them for life with a loving forever family. The grant will help dogs like Betty, an 8-year-old very sweet girl who was found with a severely injured left hind paw that required amputation. She recovered well in a foster home and was transferred to a rescue partner.