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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.
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
Fu Manchu doesn't know there's anything wrong with him, and neither do we! If you have space for him to be the only kitten in the household, please come meet him in person! #felvkittensrule
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
Jiggy has found herself a new mommy to love her.
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Carolyn!

Carolyn is a Volunteer Superstar! Carolyn joined our Animal Samaritans volunteer team over 11 years ago. Since then she has dedicated hundreds of hours of service to rescue pets and the people who love them.

Carolyn has embraced the roll of Clinic Greeter at our Thousand Palms Clinic. As a Clinic Greeter, she is one of the first faces our clinic customers see when they walk through the door. She welcomes clients into the clinic and assists them as they wait for their appointment. Carolyn also helps with clinic laundry, sending cards to clinic clients and so much more! Carolyn makes sure our clients and their pets feel welcomed and valued.

Thank you Carolyn for being a hero to animals in need. You are an inspiration to us all!!

Inspired and want to join our team of Animal Samaritans Volunteer Superstars? Email for details!
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Animal Samaritans
Tatiana, Our Very Playful little Kitten was Adopted.She is now with her new Mommy ...Yay! 🐾
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
Ollie was very popular during his 6 days with us -- he charmed many of our guests and he got to go on a lot of walks.

We received a total of 3 applications for him. The Ranauta family are the lucky ones that get to take him home. They are staying at the villas and do not depart until Monday so Ollie will continue to stay at the resort with us until then.

Congratulations to the Ranauta for the new addition to their family!
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
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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!