What We Do

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what we do




Animal Samaritans believes in the healing power of animal-human connections and views all living creatures with compassion and respect, with a primary focus on dogs, cats, and the people who love them.

Our no-kill shelter is a refuge for at-risk, adoptable dogs and cats. We house, feed & water, socialize, and provide medical care for these animals until we match them with their new humans and new forever homes.  Adopt one today!

We provide quality, affordable full-service standard veterinary care from our medical facilities in Indio and Thousand Palms.   We offer financial aid for qualifying low-income pet owners.

We provide state-accredited, grade-appropriate humane education to all our Desert schools, at no cost to students or schools. 

Our Animal Companion Therapy program utilizes the healing power of animal-human connection and provides free animal visits to residents of area nursing homes and assisted living facilities, special needs facilities, and area hospitals.

Help Save a Life

Animal Samaritans staff saves cats & dogs at shelters where they face imminent euthanasia.  With just 33 dollars you can help us save one today!

Adopt & Foster

Animal Samaritans has saved more than 15,000 animals through our rescue program. Browse our shelter to find your furry new friend today.

We believe that kindness to living beings is learned.  Our unique Humane Education programs are helping create a new generation of kinder, more respectful citizens.

Tom Snyder- CEO, Animal Samaritans







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!