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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 Today.com

  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
Huge THANK YOU to the Regional Access Project Foundation & the Riverside County COVID-19 Recovery Program for donating 500 masks for our Animal Samaritans’ clinics and shelter! We appreciate your generous donation!
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Animal Samaritans
Pet of the Day: Meet Akesha!
You may have seen this sweet, 2 yr old, female Pomeranian mix on the "Pet of the Week" TV segment on KESQ News Channel 3!
Before becoming a "TV Star" this precious girl had a hard start in life. Akesha was rescued from an animal hoarder who had over 50 dogs living in terrible conditions. Our staff and volunteers cleaned up Akesha, and her rescued friends, and have been showering them with the love. They are doing great and are ready for the loving homes they deserve. Please help us make the rest of their lives, the BEST of their lives!
If you're interested in adopting, please stop by our no-kill shelter on Ramon Road in Thousand Palms, Mon-Sat between 10am- 12n or 1pm - 4:30pm for a meet and greet.
You can also help her find a home by sharing this post!
Thank you for your support!
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
"Dogust" is the Universal Birthday Month for Shelter Dogs!
Donations benefit Animal Samaritans' life-saving programs. All donations, large or small, are greatly needed and appreciated! If you can, please consider donating through this Facebook post or online at animalsamaritans.org/donate
Thank YOU for helping Animal Samaritans better the lives of pets and the people who love them!
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Animal Samaritans was live.
Reminder! Join us tonight for a Tiki themed Virtual Yappy Hour on ZOOM at 5pm!

ZOOM ID # 302 918 1602

CLICK HERE TO RSVP!
https://animalsamaritans.org/donations/yappyhour/
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Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Olga Sheehan!
Olga is a Volunteer Superstar! She has been volunteering with Animal Samaritans for 3 years. Olga is committed to bettering the lives of our shelter pets through her service. Olga and her husband moved to the desert, from Los Angeles, in August 2016. While living in L.A., Olga volunteered at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She knew she wanted to continue volunteer work after she settled in the desert. Olga says she made the decision to change from "human babies to furry babies" and signed up to volunteer with Animal Samaritans. She says she enjoys helping our furry "kiddos" and assisting our shelter staff with their daily needs. When asked why she volunteers she said "Volunteering, for me, is a way to give back to the community that I'm a part of." We are grateful that Olga has chosen to spend her free time helping animals in need. Olga currently volunteers each week at Animal Samaritans' shelter where she works our busy front desk, greeting customers, answering phone calls, and helping our sweet shelter pets find the loving homes they deserve! She also helps socialize our shelter pets and assists with other various shelter duties. She never turns down an opportunity to help!

Thank you Olga for your continued hard work, kind heart and dedication to bettering the lives of animals in need. YOU are an inspiration to us all!!
Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans
This sweet, 2 yr old, female Pomeranian mix had a hard start in life. This beautiful girl was rescued from an animal hoarder who had over 50 dogs living in terrible conditions. Our staff and volunteers cleaned her and her rescued friends up and have been showering them with the love. They are doing great and are ready for the loving homes they deserve. Help us make the rest of their lives, the BEST of their lives!
If you're interested in adopting, please stop by our no-kill shelter on Ramon Road in Thousand Palms, Mon-Sat between 10am- 12n or 1pm - 4:30pm for a meet and greet.
You can also help her find a home by sharing this post!
Thank you for your support!
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!