Capital Campaign

Be a part of our new center!

Animal Samaritans is building a state-of-the-art Pet Adoption and Humane Education Center and we need your support! 

Our exciting new plans will bring the Coachella Valley a much-needed animal welfare center to enrich the lives of animals and people.

If you are interested in helping Animal Samaritans reach our goal, please contact Sid Craig at 760-601-5700 or scraig@animalsamaritans.org.

Meet Sid Craig,

our Capital Campaign Director

What is Animal Samaritans doing?
We are building a new state-of-the-art Pet Adoption and Human Education Center for the Coachella Valley.
Why?
We’ve outgrown our small no-kill shelter on Ramon Road.  We’re in need of a facility that can house more animals, accommodate dogs of all sizes, allows for robust on-site exercise, has room for behaviour training, and is better designed for the care and comfort of the animals who need us.
Where?
We are building the Center at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms, on our property adjacent to our Veterinary Clinic.
When?
Groundbreaking targeted for early 2023.
How?
We are a debt-free organization and have raised more that 1.2 million dollars for the new Center.
How much will you need?
Our projected cost is $5.5 – 7 million.
How big?
19,000 sq ft (indoor space 16,000 sq ft; outdoor space 3,000 sq ft).
How many animals?
The center will house up to 40 dogs and 40 cats at a time.
What else?
The Center will feature a Humane Education Center to accommodate students for educational field trips.  In this space we’ll teach pet safety, pet ownership, animal anti-bullying and anti-cruelty lessons, and hands-on experiential learning with live animals.  We’ll also hold Summer Critter Camps and special events.  The grounds will feature two covered dog parks, one for small dogs and one for large dogs, with an area for pet agility and animal behavior training.  We’ll have dog suites that accommodate dogs of all sizes, a large central cat room and multiple cat spaces.  Our rooms for sick and quarantined animals will have isolated air ducts to reduce the spread of disease. Larger dog suites will double for pet crisis bording as needed. The building will be LEED certifiied and include space for administration offices, which we currently rent.
What style?
The Center will featurea a mid-centruy aesthetic design to match the history of our desert culture.
What materials?
Our LEED certified Center will be built with cost-saving, cutting-edge materials and utilize digital and green technology throughout.  We’ll feature solar panels, solar tubing,water recycling and drought-tolerant landscaping.  We’ll have touchscreens at every dog and cat room for petential adopters to instantly share and post images and information about our pets for adoptions.

The History of Animal Samaritans

The Desert’s Most Comprehensive Animal Welfare Organization

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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!