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September 3, 2011

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September 3, 2011

they were very responsive and prompt in helping out with a major surgery expense on one of my pets. There help financially softened the blow for myself and allowed my special pet to be herself finally. Thank you so much Actors and others for your caring and generous donation towards the surgery, it is greatly appreciated. Dennis

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting my pet the help she needed to get surgery

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything

August 31, 2011

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August 31, 2011

Over the years, I have personally hosted several presentations offered by this organization at my library. By incorporating an entertaining educational approach, a representative shares with children information about dogs, cats and safety around animals. Audience members come away with life-saving information. For example, children learn safety tips when approaching strange dogs. I recommend this presentation for any organization committed to educating the public about proper pet care and safety.

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In the responses of audience members.

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I have no suggestions at this time.

August 30, 2011

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August 30, 2011

Thank you Actors and Others for Animals for 40 years of advocacy for animals! You provide guidance, resources, financial aid for low-income animal lovers, humane education for youth and coordinate pet therapy animals into care facilities where a wagging tail and a few woofs provide valuable comfort. You have greatly helped my efforts for Trap, Neuter and Release of feral cats throughout the years.
My Mother, Dr. Joyce Miller and I have many times benefited from the support and guidance of your wonderful office staff. We believe in Actors and Others for Animals- so much so we have helped raise funds for your continuous efforts for many years.
You recently launched www.spaycalifornia.org which supplies a state-wide referral network/database that provides low cost spay/neuter info - you are always on the front lines.
There are a lot of grateful animals and their humans who send woofs and meows in praise of Actors and Others for Animals!

Page Miller and Dr. Joyce Miller

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Guidance and support with feral cat Trap, Neuter and Release projects and the rescue of various animals throughout many years. We have referred many people to them for aid and information.They have also supported my efforts to raise supplies to be donated to many rescue groups.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more visability and funding.Tell the political leadership of Los Angeles to speak with Exec. Director Sue Taylor when assessing the animal welfare system and its many challenges in Los Angeles. Her insight and assessment is invaluable. It is important to listen to the right people and she is one of them.

August 27, 2011

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August 27, 2011

Well, I could go on and on but I'll try to make this short. I live up here in Lancaster and am probably known as "that house" on the block because we're the family who feeds the stray cats who come and go. There is always a bowl of food on the patio for them and, once I get them to trust me, I snatch'em up to get them fixed!! I don't have the money for this, but I just feel like SOMEONE has to. Since I DO have a giant back yard, I'd rather seem them feed, fixed, and safe than wandering the streets making more babies. The people at Actors and Others have been SO SUPER GREAT in providing me with vouchers to make the animal clinic visits affordable to me. I seriously could never have helped as many cats as I have without them. Not only that, Pitsa hooked me up with some local phone numbers of people who can help me trap the ones who are just too ferral to bait with food. There are three cats in the yard now whose turn is coming. I wouldn't even be able to consider fixing all three of these newbies without this nonprofit sending the clinic vouchers. Vouchers that more than cuts the cost in half. I wish there was some way that I could pay them back with money, but all I can do is feel blessed to have found them and do what I can to let people know how special they are to us "not so rich" families who really do need assistance and are trying to do the right thing. Thanks for reading! - Kelly and Michele, Lancaster

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Lancaster, California

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Can't think of anything. They just rock.

August 27, 2011

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August 27, 2011

This wonderful organization was started way back in the early 70's as a result of a horrific incident on a Freeway in Los Angeles when actor Richard Basehart and his wife witnessed a dog being thrown out of a car window into the traffic. Then and there, they decided that something had to be done within the Hollywood community to ensure that this would never happen again and there would be a place for animal rescue, training, neutering, etc. I/we have been donors, volunteers, witnesses, and supporters of AOA for over 30 years. The staff and volunteers of Actors and Others have provided every service possible to the Los Angeles community and the surrounding areas with unquestionable dedication. They are the epitome of dedication for the welfare of our pets. Susan Taylor, Executive Director and Jo Anne Worley the existing President, with all staff, volunteers and wonderful Board Members continue the caring tradition of Actors and Others for Animals. I/we are so very proud to be a part of this organization. We are Mark Blonstein and Don Faircloth

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Personal contact, interacting with the Board Members, Executive Director, President (present and past) on-hands experience, newsletters, interaction with employees and volunteers and resident pets. Witnessing the training and implementation of the pet companion program - so very meaningful and loving for our older citizens.

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I/we would help them build a bigger and newer facility to house all the facilities, training and education that AOA offers to the Los Angeles area. The services and caring to the community for all pets are enumerable.

August 25, 2011

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August 25, 2011

MY Shiih Tzu was extremerly ill 8/22/2011. I am single parent that is out of a job. My animal has come down with a sever case of sickness he was vomitting,would not eat his doggie food, and bleeding from his rectal. I started to panicThen i starting praying that he would not die,every hospital i call, they would no see my Benjamin unless i had some type of down payment.I search the web site to some orginzation that feel my pain as well as my need.I came across" Actors And Others for Animals"I fill out the form, that same week i recieve a respond,Benjamin was able to see aVet,His doctor report was Good,I can not thank them enough for the love and support they gave for my little man(Benjamin),This orginzation do care,was able to meet my need, Thank You So Much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Vet Bill,I did not worry about the expensive,so i could concentrate more about Benjamin an less about the up front cost visit.Beverly was extreme concern indivdual i spoken to that return my phone from actors and others for animals.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change any thing about this originzation,all iknow is that they do care.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

on the web site for donation

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

more care about my animal,

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

August 21, 2011

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August 21, 2011

I work as an animal trainer for television and film. I had heard of this organization and the wonderful work they do to provide funds for pet owners that may not have the money to pay for their pets surgeries. I also learned about the pet therapy program and got three retired movie dogs certified to do visitations at the Veterans Hospital.

Everyone at Actors and Others for Animals is so supportive and committed to the pet therapy program, that I have recruited other pet owners to come on board.

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Everyone at Actors and Others for Animals is so supportive and committed to the pet therapy program that now many more facilities can benefit from animal visitations. The patients are always thrilled to see the animals and doctors agree that it aides the patient's recovery.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide a larger office space.

August 18, 2011

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August 18, 2011

I've volunteered at the Actors & Others benefits and events, and have been delighted at every turn by both the warmth and generosity of the people who staff and volunteer for them (including some FOUNDERS who are still dedicated to it decades later), and also by the great work they've done and continued to do.

Plus, the Hollywood celebrity connections make their events always surprising and engaging - last year's Betty White tribute was hilarious! And all the more poignant hearing the stories of Betty's dedication to her retriever, Pontiac.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Extensive interactions with their staff and volunteers.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find ways to heighten the awareness in the general public about the history of services they've provided and continue to provide - they're too under the radar!

August 17, 2011

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August 17, 2011

After finding Bailey on the street in the winter of 2010, I quickly became aware of his gentle nature and effect on myself and everyone we met. One day at the dog park, I learned about Actors & Others For Animals and contacted Stephanie about Bailey possibly becoming a Therapy Dog. She was wonderful and informative! Bailey first had to pass a 6-week beginner dog training class, and after he completed that, he was brought to the Actors & Others For Animals office for an evaluation. They loved him! He has a great combination of energy and gentleness, so he's both energetic and calm. He is not bothered by loud noises or crutches/walkers, adapts well to new environments, and is very good with strangers. Stephanie got us in touch with the Sherman Oaks Hospital patient activity co-ordinator, and after I filled out the proper volunteer forms, and completed the other volunteer requirements, she and another Pet Therapy volunteer escorted Bailey and I around the hospital for our first visit. It was great! Among the many patients we visited, one that truly stood out was an elderly blind woman who laughed like a young girl when I picked Bailey up to meet her and he licked her nose! How sweet! Thank you Stephanie and Actors & Others For Animals for this opportunity to volunteer with your Pet Therapy program! ~ Monica & Bailey ~ : )

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Bailey has brought smiles to both the patients and staff members that we have met at the Sherman Oaks Hospital.. I hope to be a Pet Therapy volunteer with Actors & Others For Animals for many years to come. : )

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I would not change a thing about this organization! They have been wonderful, supportive, informative, and kind. Thank you for this opportunity to volunteer in your Pet Therapy program! : )

August 16, 2011

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August 16, 2011

my name is yofi i am a Bernese mountain dog (4 years old, CGC and a TD). My moms name is Reviva. We wanted to do voluntary work. we contacted Actors and Others for Animals and were welcomed so graciously by Stephanie and . I passed my test and impressed everybody with my great personality. We are going to work at West Hills Hospital under the guldens of stephanei .We are looking forwards to continue working as volunteers and we want to thank this great organization for a wonderful experience and opportunity to learn and grow and contribute with much bark appreciation Yofi

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

aid and guidelines regarding finding and preparing our therapy work

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i could not find any area for me to change

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

i do not know one

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

yes

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

i felt like i would be doing a very important job making patients feel better

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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