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Dog Samaritans Program on

  Rancho Mirage, CA— Westin Mission Hills — Across the country in Southern California, the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage runs a similar foster program called the Dog Samaritans Adoption Project in partnership with the nonprofit Animal...

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Hurricane Harvey Dogs Flood the Desert

Thousand Palms, CA – September 19, 2017: Animal Samaritans will soon house 6 homeless dogs from the Houston area that were uprooted from their shelters in late August. Animal Samaritans joins the Humane Society of the Desert, Palm Springs Animal Shelter and The Bianca...

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Animal Samaritans

Animal Samaritans was founded in 1978, and is a leading 501(c)(3) no-kill animal shelter, full-service veterinary clinic, and comprehensive outreach animal welfare organization committed to “Improving the Lives of Animals and People.” Animal Samaritans relies on foundation grants and the generosity of individual and corporate donors to protect and save abused and abandoned animals; educate students and the public about the importance of humane treatment of animals through our Humane Education Program; provide Animal Assisted Therapy to patients in hospitals, residents in assisted living facilities and nursing homes, as well as the disabled; offer financial assistance programs for pet owners on a limited income, discounts to our active and retired military, and low-cost high-quality veterinary care for all pet owners.
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Animal Samaritans
Thank You Wells Fargo employees for spending the day volunteering with Animal Samaritans as part of Wells Fargo’s “Day of Service.” Our shelter pets appreciate the love and attention you gave them today! #DayofService #WFVolunteers
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Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans shared a link.
Peanut and Huckleberry are looking for a forever home together at Animal Samaritans, SPCA in Thousand Palms, CA. Call 760-601-3918.
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Animal Samaritans

Some Ways We Can All Be Responsible Dog Owners:

1) Meet their emotional needs.
2) Prioritize regular vet care.
3) Keep your dog leashed.
4) Pick up after your dog.
5) Train your dog.
6) Groom your dog.
7) Make sure they wear their collar, tags, and have a microchip.

-article via Animal Behavior College

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Animal Samaritans
Meet Cooper, this week's "Pet of the Week"! Cooper is a 10 year old Basset Hound Mix who has been at Animal Samaritans since May 2019. He was rescued from Coachella Valley Animal Campus after his previous owners could no longer take care of him. He needs to be the only dog in the household but he is very relaxed and loves to hang out and get his belly rubbed.
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Animal Samaritans
Hi everyone! We've created a new Facebook page that is going to be dedicated to lost and found pets in the Coachella Valley.

Please help us out by liking Animal Samaritans Lost and Found.

Feel free to share!
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Animal Samaritans
Ansams alum Flower (now Gidget) came to visit us today! She brought all her wee pads for the shelter kids because she was so smart that she was potty trained almost immediately after going home. 😊

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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!