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  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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From our friends over at the dodo, a quick lesson on canine body language!
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This is what your dog’s really thinking...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Becky Pearson!

Becky is a Volunteer Superstar! She has been volunteering her time with Animal Samaritans for over 10 years and she helps in many ways. She's a member of our ACT (Animal Companion Therapy) team with her dog Bonnie and her friend's dog Savannah. As an ACT Volunteer Becky, Bonnie and Savannah work closely with our Humane Education Department visiting schools where they teach children the importance of caring for our animal friends. They also regularly visit Atria Assisted Living Facility, and many other facilities where they spread joy and love through Animal Companion Therapy.

Becky is also a part of our Highway Heroes program where she assists in transporting animals to foster homes, no-kill shelters and rescue groups. She even helps at many of our off-site adoption events and fundraising benefits. Becky never turns down an opportunity to serve animals in need.

Thank you Becky for being a hero to animals and the people who love them! You are an inspiration to us all!
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Meet Cherry! She is the KESQ News Channel 3 "Pet of the Week." Cherry is a beautiful, 6 year old terrier mix. She walks well on a leash, gets along well with other dogs and love to snuggle. Cherry is currently living the good life at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa! If you're interested in adopting her please stop by the Westin to meet her!
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Watch Live: The 10th Annual Men of the Desert Fashion Show and Luncheon benefiting Animal Samaritans. Your donations are greatly appreciated and are used to help us save animal’s lives! Click here to donate!
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Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Amanda Flores!

Amanda is a Volunteer Superstar! Amanda is an animal lover who enjoys spending her time making life better for animals in need.

If you've ever been to one of our off-site events you've probably met Amanda! She is always willing to help and she volunteers at almost all our off-site events! She greets guests with a bright, welcoming smile and her enthusiasm is contagious! At events she helps collect donations, walks dogs, helps them find loving homes, and talks to the public about Animal Samaritans many services.

Amanda also donates her time at our shelter where she enjoys socializing and loving on our many our rescue pets.

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

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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!