Capital Campaign

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Click here to watch a video on our new Pet Adoption & Humane Education Center!

Meet Tom Snyder, CEO at Animal Samaritans
(760) 601-3756

In 2019 we paid off the loan on our Thousand Palms veterinary clinic and became a debt-free organization.  In 2020, we completed the expansion of our veterinary clinic in Indio.  In early 2021, we began providing life-saving urgent care veterinary services.  As for the future, we’re building a new, much-needed Pet Adoption & Humane Education Center to the Coachella Valley.

Capital Campaign Press Releases

Million-Dollar Donor Names Animal Samaritans’ Veterinary Clinic

Thousand Palms, CA —  June 3, 2022: On the heels of a seven-hundred and fifty thousand dollar ($750,000) donation from the Richard Brooke Foundation, Animal Samaritans has been gifted one million seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($1,750,000) from local animal...

Animal Samaritans Receives $750k Naming Gift

Thousand Palms, CA —  May 1, 2022: Animal Samaritans has received a donation to its new Pet Adoption & Humane Education Center building project from the Richard Brooke Foundation in the amount of seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($750,000). Animal...

What is Animal Samaritans doing?

We are building a new state-of-the-art Pet Adoption and Human Education Center for the Coachella Valley.


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.

We are building the Center at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms, on our property adjacent to our Veterinary Clinic.
Groundbreaking targeted for early 2023.

We are a debt-free organization and have raised more that 1.2 million dollars for the new Center.

How much will the project cost?

Our projected cost is $10.5 million.

How big?

Approximately 12,000 square feet of indoor space.

How many animals?

The Center will house up to 40 dogs and 40 cats.

What else?

The Center will feature a Humane Education Center and multi-purpose room. In this space we’ll teach pet safety, pet ownership, animal anti-bullying, anti-cruelty lessons, and hands-on experiential learning with live animals. We’ll hold Summer Critter Camps and special events. The grounds will feature a covered dog park and a covered canine training park. We’ll have dog suites that accommodate dogs of all sizes, a large central cat room and multiple cat cubicles and an enclosed cat patio.
Our rooms for sick and quarantined animals will have isolated air ducts to reduce the spread of disease. Our phase two will include space for administration offices along with an expansion of our veterinary clinic to accommodate more pets and provide specialty care services

What style?

The Center will feature a mid-century aesthetic design to match the history of our Desert culture.

What materials?

The Center will utilize digital and green technology throughout. We’ll feature solar panels, solar tubing and H2O recycling landscaping. We’ll have touchscreens at every dog and cat room for potential adopters to instantly share and post images and information about our pets for adoption.

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!