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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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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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Meet our adorable “Pets of the Week” puppies Kira, Mookie and Zoot! Also, details on our upcoming Virtual Yappy Hour!
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Animal Samaritans
Looking to add some class to your pack, then adopt one of our tuxedo cats. From left to right: Titan, Ollie, Miley, Trouble and Jax. Adoptions are by appointment only. Please call 760-601-3918 or email to make an appointment. #nokillanimalshelter#adoptdontshop #tuxedocats#tuxedocatsofinstagram
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Animal Samaritans
Huge thank you to #petco Indio for all the kind donations. Your support is so important to help animals in need. #petco#petfooddonations#gratitude #supportanimalrescue#indio
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Animal Samaritans
The Muppet Babies are available for adoption. If you are looking for a million snuggles, cuddles and kisses please make an appointment to meet one of them or adopt all three. Adoptions are by appointment only. Please call 760-601-3918 or email to make an appointment. #nokillanimalshelter#adoptdontshop #puppylove#puppiesofinstagram
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Animal Samaritans
Animal Samaritans will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.
Thank you,
The Animal Samaritans Team
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Animal Samaritans
Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Christina Bloch!
Christina is one of our Animal Samaritans' Foster Heroes! She reached out to us at the beginning of the "shelter in place" order and offered to foster. She has been an amazing foster for multiple puppies in need. Christina is the perfect example of an incredible foster who always provides her foster pets with the utmost care and attentiveness.

Thank you Christina for your hard work, dedication and commitment to bettering the lives of animals in need through fostering! 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!