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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...

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A New Home For Pet Oncology

Thousand Palms, CA —  May 12, 2022: Animal Samaritans is pleased to welcome Dr. Dennis W. Macy to its veterinary staff. Dr. Macy is a Board-Certified Internal Medicine and Oncology Veterinary Specialist, with more than forty years of experience caring for...

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Animal Samaritans Hires New Capital Campaign Director

  Thousand Palms, CA —  March 9, 2020: Animal Samaritans has hired long-time Desert resident, volunteer and community fundraiser Sid Craig to be their new Capital Campaign Director.  Mr. Craig’s resume spans over two decades of service in the Desert...

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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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In this NBCares the Barones, Volkswagen Palm Springs and Animal Samaritans have teamed up to spread awareness about our abandoned four legged friends.

Karen and Tony Barone, the creators of very colorful and larger than life sculptures around the Coachella Valley are displaying cat and dog art pieces in the dealership.

The display is intended to bring attention and spotlight the great work Animal Samaritans does around the valley to find homes for shelter animals in the desert.

To discover more artwork created by the Barones visit

If you’re interested in fostering or adopting a pet visit Animal Samaritans at







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!