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About Us


It is our mission to promote animal welfare and to 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. 

Our Commitment

The Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation, Inc. was established in the Spring of 2002. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit 501 (c)3 organization. Funds that are donated to our foundation are not donations to the County. We are a separate Foundation that was established to make a difference in the lives of our County’s innocent homeless animals. We are striving to assist our County Shelters in working towards establishing a no-kill goal. 

Funding for pets

We often receive requests from pet guardians/owners who are struggling to find the funding to pay for a needed surgery or treatment. Although we appreciate the dedication of each pet guardian/owner, the Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation, Inc. does not have the funding to assist with the medical funding of animals who have guardians/owners. It make our hearts heavy to have to refuse, but our funds are limited and the little ones in the shelter who have no one, need our advocacy and assistance as we are their only chance for survival; there is no Plan B. If you are seeking funding for your pet, please know that we sincerely appreciate your dedication and love for your pet, and although we cannot help, our thoughts are with you for the best possible outcome. 

Find out more how your donation helps support the homeless animals in our community!  Click Here!

How can you make a difference?

Pet Population

 Pet overpopulation is a problem in our community

  • The next time you add a four legged member to your family adopt from a local county shelter

Spay and Neuter your pets


  • Unless your pet is of a champion bloodline, please consider spaying or neutering your pet
  • Your pet will have less of a desire to roam or act aggressively
  • Your pet will also gain health & comfort benefits from being fixed

License and microchip your pet


  • A license is your pet’s best ticket home
  • Because collars can come off when a pet is lost, an added microchip will act as a permanent form of identification
  • All stray animals are checked for a license and scanned as they come into a county shelter

Vaccinate your pets regularly

  • Vaccinating your pet regularly is important for longevity and health
  • All puppies and kittens need all three baby shots prior to going out in public; otherwise they are vulnerable to deadly diseases such as parvo and distemper
  • It is the law that all dogs are vaccinated regularly for Rabies
  • Visit your veterinarian or contact the Santa Maria Animal Center to schedule your pet’s next vaccination

How can you contact us?

Phone Number (805) 260-2386

Please allow up to 24 hours for a phone call back

Mailing Address:

P.O Box 307

Santa Maria, CA 93456


P.O Box 86

Goleta, CA 93116

Become a SBCACF Sponsor

We cannot do this without you!  We are a 100% volunteer group of active volunteers.  All donations received go directly to the animals with very little overhead.  We appreciate every penny (and so do the animals!)

What does my donation or sponsorship go towards?

Help Our Cause

 Together we can save and enrich the lives of the homeless animals of our community. 

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Contact Us

Santa Maria, California

Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation

Santa Maria, California, United States

(805) 260-2386


We are a all volunteer group, please allow up to 24 hours for a response.  Thank you!

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