- Adoption fees
- Medical care/support cost if needed
- Special prescription food cost if needed
- Prosthetics costs if needed
- Special procedures/MRI/labs
How does it work? Simple.
Have your shelter and veterinarian contact CSADA to discuss your animal’s needs and we will pay the shelter and veterinary office directly.
For more information or to receive an application, call Margaret Camara, at (831) 277-3800.
To make this work, we need your TAX DEDUCTIBLE donations. Please mail your check to: CSADA, P. O. Box 1024, Pismo Beach, CA 93448
If you can, please set up a monthly donation for what ever you can afford.
No administrative paid staff, everything goes to the animals.
Care for Senior and Disabled Pets was started by Margaret Camara in loving memory of her dog, Chili, a spunky Chihuahua with much character and spirit, despite his medical ailments. The charity is now able to provide assistance to other pets in need.
Care for Senior and Disabled Animals is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping pets in loving homes when there is a financial need that might otherwise call for a pet to be prematurely put down. We work with veterinarians on a case-by-case basis to cover surgery or medication costs for families who cannot cover those costs for their loved animals.
My name is Margaret Camara. As an entrepreneur who has started several successful companies in the past, I saw a need to provide assistance to senior and disabled pets requiring attention. These adorable pets need an opportunity to remain in, or find, their forever homes in spite of their special needs.
100% of the money donated to Care for Senior and Disabled Animals (CSADA) goes to the animals and nothing to staff or administrative costs. Tax deductible donations are needed.
Ways you can help
Even if you cannot donate but shop on Amazon or know someone what does, please go to SMILE.AMAZON.COM, go to your settings, then select Amazon Smile and choose CSADA, Inc. in San Jose. You can save this as your charity of choice on the top left and then place your order!
Please share this with family, friends and people you know to use SMILE.AMAZON.COM when placing orders. You get your product and Amazon donates 5% of your order to this charity. It would be a great way to spread the word and to help these sweet, old and disabled animals. If you have any questions on how to do this, feel free to email us at [email protected]
If you want it to appear as an App, use Safari, pull the Amazon Smile page up and at the bottom of the Safari App, one of them will give you the option to “add to home screen” and then it will show up and operate just like the normal Amazon app. You may continue to use it through the Amazon website, but if you like using the Amazon App, this will replicate that experience.
CSADA takes 0% of any donation towards administrative costs, 100% goes to the animals. This charity is not limited to California only. Every animal is special and every animal’s life matters. Just because they are old or disabled, they still deserve a chance at a life with lots of love. This was created so low-income people can keep their beloved animal and not have to put it down or give it away due to expensive medical costs. This pet may be their only reason for getting up each day.
CSADA has also partnered with Real Estate Brokers in San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Sacramento, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. We introducebuyers and seller to the Real Estate Brokers and in return they donate a portion of their commission to the animals. It is very important to me for you know that we do not take any compensation. 100% of all donations received goes to the wellbeing and welfare of senior and disabled animals. Your referrals are so greatly appreciated.
THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART
An Unbreakable Bond
Olivia and Killy have loved each other since the day she was born. They share an unbreakable bond….and diapers.
In memory of Zeena
Margaret with CSADA stepped in for me at a moment’s notice the same day during my 11.5-year-old Doberman’s emergency vet call. Not only did she cooperate with my vet clinic to make sure my dog lived but she also followed through with the diagnostics, aftercare, and even ongoing medication thereafter. Although my dog passed away almost two months later, CSADA gave me that amount of time to treat my dog as comfortably as possible, gave me time to prepare my dog and the family for coming to terms with her condition, and above all, gave me the most precious time with her that no amount of money in the world can buy.
I simply could not ask for a more fortunate ending than what was possible with the help of CSADA. I credit CSADA with the biggest peace of mind I could have possibly received.
A REAL organization that helps REAL life situations in REAL time.
You can help continue the mission of Care for Senior and Disabled Animals by donating to our cause now.
Nala gets the care she needed thanks to CSADA
Nala was found in a park as a stray dog with a major injury to her rear leg. It required bandage changes and sedation every few days. Once she healed from that months later we realized she had some special needs. Our shelter veterinarian had diagnosed her with Syringomyelia and Epilepsy based on her symptoms. She would scratch at her face, something we learned was called phantom scratching. She would walk in circles and she seemed to have some vision issues, she also started having seizures. Ideally the Syringomyelia and Epilepsy would be diagnosed through a neurologist and an MRI.
The expected price for all this was close to $3,000. Unfortunately the shelter couldn’t pay for all the testing she needed. She was on numerous expensive medications and her seizures were not completely under control, because of this the chances of her being adopted were slim to none. Because of that I adopted her and started reaching out trying to get funds to be able to afford an MRI and consult with a neurologist. Thanks to CSADA I was able to make an appointment with a neurologist. Unfortunately once we got down to Los Angeles that day Nala was not doing well, we were unable to do the MRI. Although we changed her medications and gave supportive care she continued to decline. She was hospitalized and the veterinarian thought we should run a bone marrow test to check for cancer since her white blood cell count was irregular. The results showed that she had a really bad form of Leukemia and there wasn’t going to be a way to cure it.
Although my baby didn’t make it much longer than that I would never have been able to know what was wrong with her and afford her testing and hospitalization if it wasn’t for this organization.
Because of CSADA I was able to help Nala as much as I could and provide a nice home for the time I had her.
– Stacy Damschroder
Georgie gets more time thanks to CSADA
When we found out that our recently adopted senior Chihuahua “Georgie” needed a vital and expensive surgery to continue living a normal life with us, we were very distraught and confused about how to proceed. The help we received from CSADA allowed us to go ahead with the surgery and hopefully give our sweet dog more time to spend with us. Today Georgie is happy and healthy, and we’re so grateful to CSADA for making that possible!
Jeff and Sylvia Bohrer
Grover Beach, CA
Thank you LegalZoom
Care for Senior and Disabled Animals (CSADA) would like to extend a very grateful thank you to Brian Liu, a partner at LegalZoom, for his help in preparing and filing the paperwork to create our non-profit corporation. CSADA founder Margaret Camara states, “We could not have done this without them.”
Forming CSADA as a non-profit 501c3 corporation means that all donations made will be tax-exempt and you can claim your donations as tax deductions on your return. All this means that more money goes to helping the animals and not running a business.
So, once again, CSADA would like to say thanks to Brian and LegalZoom and to all of you who have donated money or time to help further the mission of helping animals in need.
“We are forever thankful to Margaret Camara and CSADA for their ongoing financial support for one of our very special rescue dogs, Killey, a small senior Minpin. He is a special needs dog that requires daily medical care as he is completely incontinent and has secondary complications with his bladder that require extra attention and care. Margaret has been his champion for several years now, providing food, diapers and medical care, and ancillary support for his needs. Killey is with wonderful forever fosters and Margaret and CSADA have been a great source of support for them as well with this very special boy.
We are truly grateful and appreciative to this wonderful foundation and its founder, Margaret Camara.
Coastal Veterinary Rehabilitation & Acupuncture
We heartily recommend Central Coast Veterinary Rehabilitation and Acupuncture for taking care of your senior pet needs. We appreciate the recent fundraiser held at their new location to benefit Care for Senior and Disabled Pets. A huge thank you, also, to Dr. Rebecca Staple for giving Allie a wonderful acupuncture treatment during the fundraiser.
Thank you to Pismo Beach Vet
We appreciate the efforts and support of Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic. They are helping to promote our initiative and they take excellent care of our senior pets.