Due to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Order to California Residents to Stay at Home during the COVID-19 outbreak, Animal Samaritans is forced to close regular operations until further notice.

If you are a past client of our veterinary clinics, our staff will be contacting you over the upcoming weeks to check on your pets and discuss how we can be of service.

If resources allow, we hope to schedule appointments at our Thousand Palms Veterinary Clinic for pets requiring essential medical attention.

 Additionally, we will have staff on hand to answer your phone calls and questions regarding your pets’ needs, this includes prescriptions and refills.

Our Shelter animals will continue to be cared for by our staff, however we are currently closed to the public.  If the crisis conditions improve, we may be open for adoptions by appointment only.


Pets. Not Profits.

At Animal Samaritans, we believe in the power of human-animal connections.
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Our Services

From our low cost spay & neuter services to our state-of-the-art nonprofit veterinary clinics to our unique Humane Education and Animal Companion Therapy, Animal Samaritans is not your average animal welfare organization.  Find out more below.

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Men have forgotten this truth, but must never forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The Little Prince"

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Financial Stewardship

We know you have many choices when it comes to how to invest your philanthropic dollars, and Animal Samaritans takes seriously the stewardship of your investment in us.

The Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau recommends that nonprofits not spend more than 35 cents on the dollar of its budget on administration and fundraising.

At Animal Samaritans that number is, year over year, close to 10 cents on the dollar. That means the other 90 cents goes to our mission and our services.

That’s just one of the reasons that Animal Samaritans, for more than 4 decades, has been among Southern California’s most trusted animal welfare organizations.

pets. not profits

At our state-of-the-art veterinary clinics, we’re there to provide your animals with the highest quality care, not to make a profit.

Because of your support, we are expanding this mission to broader and more diverse communities.

12,000 Animals saved!

Our Adoption Alliance Rescue Program has saved the lives of more than 12,000 animals. And were just getting started. We work with the local shelters to place animals they do not have the resources or staff to handle.  Thanks to donations like yours, we do!

Join Our Cause. Help Our Pets.


"We believe that kindness to living beings is learned.  Our unique Humane Education programs are helping create a new generation of kinder, more respectful citizens."

Tom Snyder

CEO, Animal Samaritans

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