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Animal Samaritans Mission Statement

“To Improve the Lives of Animals and People.”

Pets. Not Profits.

Animal Samaritans was founded more than four decades ago by a group of friends determined to solve the epidemic of pet euthanasia in Southern California’s Coachella Valley.  Four decades later, AnSams has directly saved more than 15,000 animals, and we do so much more.  From no-profit vet clinics to our innovative Animal Companion Therapy and Humane Education programs, Animal Samaritans is committed to creating kinder communities through kindness to animals.  Join our movement today and find out how you too can help make a difference!

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"







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!