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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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Will I be at the Puppy and Kitten Shower this Saturday at 1pm-3pm? Find out by joining us! Meow!

Location: AnSams No-Kill Shelter/Adoption Center 72307 Ramon Road, Thousand Palms, CA.
ps. This kitten is not available for adoption.

Patrice and little Jack visited the news to talk about our shelter’s PUPPY&KITTEN SHOWER this Saturday (4/27) from 1-3pm! (Address and WISH LIST in the comments below!) Please take a peek at the list as we are...

Come say hi to Pecan, Macadamia, Kola, Cashew, Almond, Ace, Cuddles, and Baby this Saturday only! Oh, and Peter Pan too. He wants that crib filled with presents! =P **These kittens are not ready for...

Those wondering what we need the most for this Puppy & Kitten season, it is formula and can food. Fancy Feast Kitten, both things available at PetCo, PetSmart, and Walmart.

Thank you! Woof! Meow!

Come have cake with this cutie. 😉

See you this Saturday, 1pm-3pm.
AnSams' No-Kill Shelter: 72307 Ramon Road, Thousand Palms.

Don't forget we are havingt our 5th Puppy and Kitten Shower this Saturday, April 27th, 1pm-3pm. We'll have cake, snacks, and kittens!!! Please see wishlist for gifts for puppies and kittens. This is a...

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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Meow Im Ty and this is my new mommy.
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Hi everyone its me Rascal and this is my new daddy.
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Hi im Prince and this is my new daddy. I have a new mommy too she is at home waiting for me.
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Stuart Little checking in! Can you believe this little survivor? It's hard to believe he was ever a six week old kitten weighing only six ounces... Now he's almost three pounds! We're hoping he'll be available for adoption soon!
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Here is Marguerite with one of our volunteer dog walkers who is also now her new mommy.
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Little Fred has found his new family.

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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!