Animal Samaritans

Events and Programs


July 1 - 31

The Spirit of 1776 Kitten Adoptions!

Time: 9am - 4:30pm, Monday through Saturday (Shelter Hours)

Place: Animal Samaritans' No-Kill Animal Shelter / Adoption Center : 72-307 Ramon Road, Thousand Palms.

About:  Our kitten rooms runneth over! Now through July 31, adopt a kitten from Animal Samaritans for just three Abraham Lincolns, two George Washingtons and change.  

Cost: $17.76 kitten adoption fees. All kittens have been spayed or neutered, michrochipped, and given (at minimum) their initial vaccinations. Special ends July 31. 

July 25

Free Community Moves Me Course at Ecore Fitness

Time: 11am - 12pm 

Place: Ecore Fitness, 285 South Palm Canyon Drive, Suite D6 (across from The Alley Store)

About: Sean Bergara, owner of Ecore Fitness in Palm Springs, is providing another free Community Moves Me course to get your body moving and on its way to the healthy look and feel you want. Experience the Fit Body Workout, which uses body weight exercises to get you in the best shape of your life. See how beneficial Ecore Fitness can be. 

Cost: Free. Donations encouraged!  All donations will go to Animal Samaritans, one of Ecore's favorite local charities.

July 15 - August 31

Lady Golf Visor Special 

Time: Regular business hours 

Place: Lady Golf 73608 Hwy. 111, ste #1, Palm Desert

About: Lady Golf supports Animal Samaritans by donating $5.00 to Animal Samaritans from each Doggie or Cat paw visor sold at or in-store. Print our webpage or enter ANSAMS in the comments or promo code section online, or call 760-773-4949 to order and mention Animal Samaritans.   These colorful, upscale visors use only Swarovski Austrian Crystals for the paw designs. 

Visit online at

Cost: Visors are $45.00

uly 20 - 24 & Aug 3 - 7

AnSams' Critter Camps

About: We're sorry, our camps are full.  These week-long day camps for students aged 6-11 provide youngsters the opportunity to interact with live reptiles, birds, dogs, and rodents, create animal-themed arts&crafts, play animal-themed games, learn responsible pet ownership and respect for all living creatures.  Special guests and guest speakers. 

September 18

Rockin' Golf 

Time: 7am check in; 8am Shotgun Start

Place: Palm Valley Country Club (39205 Palm Valley Drive, Palm Desert)

About: Desert Resort Management and Associa Cares are Rockin' Golf!  Gather a foursome to play a round of golf, enjoy food and fun.  Activities will include golf contests, raffle prizes and a spectacular grand prize. A portion of the proceeds will go to Animal Samaritans and Shelter from the Storm.

Cost: $500 for a foursome. Includes 18 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch, and two mulligans per player.  

Register: Call 760-346-1161 or 


March 12, 2016

Superheroes 5K Run / 1K Walk for the Animals 

Time: TBD

Place: Rancho Mirage Community Park (formerly Whitewater Park) 71-560 San Jacinto Drive, Rancho Mirage

About: Join Animal Samaritans’ Superhero 5K Run / 1K Walk for the Animals on March 12, 2016 at the Rancho Mirage Community Park. This year we are adding the Superhero element to the event as all individuals involved in animal rescue, adoptions and welfare are superheroes. The event will feature a 5K Run, 1K Walk and a 200 meter “Hero in Training Dash” for the children ages 10 and under. Each entry will receive a superhero cape to wear during the event OR feel free to come dressed as your favorite Superhero! Following the run, there will be a Kids Korner featuring arts and crafts, and kids activities along with a petting zoo. There will be a superhero costume contest, an animal blessing, working dog activities, raffles, live music, food vendors and an opportunity to meet some adoptable animals from local shelters and rescue groups. Animal Samaritans will also hold a microchip and vaccination clinic.

Cost: 5K Runners TBD; 1K Walkers & General Guests TBD

Contact: Kim Laidlaw 760-601-3754