First and foremost, I would like to give endless thanks to Actors & Others. My dog Biggie is roughly 10-11 years old. I received him from a friend who rescued him from underneath a trashcan back in 2011. He was my first dog ever and I have been through so much with him. Earlier this year, I found a tumor on his left paw so I decided to bring him to the vet to check it out. The surgery to have that removed was so much that I thought I was going to lose him. He's around 10 years old and perfectly healthy. The tumor was not bothering him but I knew in the long run he needed to get it removed. I was told about different organizations that could help me financially, since I am a college student. Luckily, Actors and Others came to the rescue and helped me out in a very big way. The surgery and recovery went well. Attached is Biggie after recovery and a grooming session. Thank you Actors and Others for helping save my best friend's life!!
Actors & Others for Animals saved my two cats Jonah & Noah's lives. They paid for the medical bills of both of my babies when I did have the money. Jonah & Noah are doing very well, they are healthy again after the treatment the received. Thank you Actors & Others for your financial support when we most needed to save our family.
We are so grateful for the help we received Actors & Others!
Stella Rosa is our 1 yr old Bassett Hound she is not just a Bassett but a member of our family. On 6/6/18 We knew instantly something was wrong with Stella the next morning I took her to the vet and long story short within 3 days the vet bill was a little over $3000.00.
Stella chews on everything even tress in our yard, rocks what ever she can get into she does. We had a bag of grass seed that we thought was out of her reach, well turns out it wasn’t. Stella had to have surgery for an obstruction. Actors & Others donated $500.00 towards her vet bill, they were so nice and helpful and reassuring in a very stressful & emotional time.
Stella and I want to Thank You again for helping save her life!
I have had my Westie all her life since she was a pup, she is 8 years old now and I had recently gone to the vet because I had found a lump on her tummy and they had told me some terrible news! My fur baby had breast cancer! I was in shock! So I was panicking wondering how in the world am I going to pay for this, I know it’s going to be super expensive! I am working part time as a caregiver and trying to sell things online for extra money so I definitely did not have the money for this. Also someone stole my identity so I can not get a loan approved or open a credit card so I was stuck. Then I talked to the vet tech and she had told me about actors and others and another program called RUFF. I contacted them right away to let them know my situation. I received a call back right away and talked to a nice women for hours about everything and she said she would talk to the other agency and work something out. So I only had to wait a couple of days and sure enough they said they would help pay for the surgery! Phew I was in relief! I couldn’t believe it! It sure was a blessing! And my fur baby is all better with no signs of the cancer spreading either! Thank god! I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your tips and feedback and caring enough to help me pay for my baby to stay alive!
There aren’t enough words for me to describe how wonderful of an experience I had in working with Actos and Others. Not only did they help me with my dog who was on the verge of passing away, but they also showed utmost empathy and understanding throughout the process. I’m truly grateful and cannot say enough positive things about this organization, especially in contrast to the several other organizations of which I had completely opposite experiences. Thank you Actors & Others! Bella is so happy to be alive today thanks to your help!
Hazel was adopted in 2013 from a shelter in Los Angeles. She has been a healthy fur-baby until recently. We took her to a trusted vet and literally spent our last dime on her treatment. She still needed more tests to figure out what was going on but we couldn't do anything more for her at the time.
Our vet recommended calling Actors and Others. She told us that we are exactly the type of people they like to help; responsible owners that take in Pitbulls and give them a good life. They vetted us out to make sure Hazel was being well cared for and that we had the ability to care for her after her testing as well. They also made sure she and our other animals were "fixed". After the application and interview, A&O granted our request for help and thanked us for taking in a pitty and loving her fur life. All of this took less than a week, they truly understood the clock we were up against. Their compassion will not be forgotten.
Thankfully the tests came back negative and our girl is back to her self after a small dietary change.
THANK YOU Actors and Others!!!
My mother who is a senior and myself disabled are very blessed to have your service. Don't Know what we would have done financially without your help. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Roberta and Susan
I was recently laid off from my job when I noticed that my 13 year old cat, William, was having difficulty eating. He appeared to be in pain when he ate his kibble. Upon examining his mouth, I found that his gums were red and inflamed. I took him to the vet. They informed me that he needed blood work prior to anesthesia for his teeth cleaning due to his age. I paid for the blood work but I didn't have much more money to pay for the full amount of his teeth cleaning (and extractions of cracked teeth that I was not aware of until he was getting his teeth cleaned). I paid for most of the cleaning and Actors and Others contributed to the rest. I am so grateful for Actors and Others to help people like me that love our pets but are going through a hard time. We appreciate you!
This organization helped my Missy! I am unable to work due to illness. And my cat Missy needed 2 teeth pulled, she had been getting infections.I am so grateful for the generosity of this organization. You saved my Missy
My experience with this organization was great. Our dog Mocha got an infection of oral warts, Canine Oral Papilloma Virus. This is a common occurance in young dogs and older dogs. Well she caught a strain of if that was vicious. We tried to wait it out as all the info on it says they go away on their own. Well we waited a few weeks. During the last week before taking her in the warts grew in size and in quantity. They spread all in the inside of her mouth. They started to affect her eating and breathing. We finally said enough.
We took her into a vet who looked at her honestly 2 minutes or so. Didn’t even look inside her mouth, just to estimate us 1300 dollar surgery to remove them. We were shook. I had just recently taken a job after being unemployed for 6 months. Debt was piled up already that we had to get to first. We didn’t know what to do. We searched everywhere for organizations and came across Actors and Others for Animals. I filed an application Friday. Received a phone call by Monday.
They referred me to a vet who they had worked with in the past closer to my area. That vet estimated their cost to 1/3 of the first vet and this great organization also helped with a pledge. I think if it wasn’t for them things could’ve got way worse even deadly if they had not helped me. I see my dog happy again. Acting herself and I am super grateful to them for giving me that. Thank you. Please help and donate. They really are an amazing company.
My dog had gotten out of the yard a few months back but when I got home she was waiting for me in the front yard so even though she got out, I didn’t think much of it. So has the days went by I notice her getting fat but again didn’t think to much into it until one day I come home from work around 11pm to see her in her bed with a little puppy. This whole time she was pregnant. I stayed up with Ariel, my dog, till 3AM waiting for another puppy but nothing came. At this point I was worried so I found a 24 hour clinic that answered and told me that at my dogs age it’s not to uncommon to only have one to two puppies but i’ve Seen her give birth and every time she had like 7 puppies. The vet told to Waite a few more hours and if nothing bring her in. At 6AM I went to this clinic and they took her in and to be honest don’t know what they did but before anything hit me with a bill of about 500 dollars and said to me that this was just to see if something was wrong and at that moment I was like and if she needs surgery? They said it would be in the thousands. My heart feel cuz I have my dog, her puppy and no thousands to pay. I asked if they would work out a payment plan but said sorry they would need money up front. Then they said that there’s a clinic a town away that would possibly be better for me if money was the issue. I still ended up paying this place 100 dollars just for the visit that ticked me off since they did nothing but kick me out. I then went to this other clinic in where I waited outside till 10am when the vets got there and at this point I was so scared for my dog cuz I could see she was in pain. The clinic finally saw me but they said pretty much the same thing but they did help me with one thing. They got me in touch with Actors and Others for Animals, at first I was here filling out different applications online and leaving voice mails on different organizations pleading for help but within an hour a rep from Actors and Others for Animals gave me a call and told me they would help. After that one phone call, that clinic took my dog and fixed her right up. I owe Ariel’s life to Actors and Others for Animals and truly thank God that you guys do what you guys do. Thank you from me and my family who are all happy that Ariel is still with us and alive.
my Bella cut her back open and needed stitches and we didn't have the funds but thank God for people like you all who blessed our family by paying for the emergency she's 100% better and we can't thank y'all enough may God continue to bless you all
My little guy, Donut, needed some dental work done. He is 15 years old and was suffering terribly from abscesses in his mouth. The surgery cost was estimated to be around $500. I am disabled and could not afford the entire amount. I reached out to Actors and Others for Animals and they helped pay for Donut’s surgery. It brought tears to my eyes to know that there are people out there that would help with an elderly dog. Donut is doing great and I love watching him socialize at the dog park every morning. Thank you so much Actors and Others for Animals!
My six year old cat decided for the first time ever to jump off our balcony. I thought he was okay but he did hurt himself. It caused eating and drinking issues, he wouldn't and he was not peeing or pooping. I am a senior citizen on a very limited budget and not one vet in Houston would let me make payments so they would not treat him. I was hysterical. I saw Betty White on a game show rerun and remembered she had helped to found a group to help animals. I tracked them down. They don't do out of state funding but they had contacts here and guess what? Sparrow got into see a vet. If I ever have any funds that I can spare I will donate to this group. My kitty will be okay and he is never again going on the balcony by himself.
My dog Cami had been sick with infections all over her body for almost 2 yrs. We thought we would have to put her down. We found out she had severe staph infection.
I could not afford the shots for 10 days that were 100.00 a day to save my baby's life. Thank you for assisting me and saving Cami's life. She is now free of any signs of staph.
A&O helped us with our 7 year old Lab Shepherd mix Tux when she had a tumor under her eye lid. We took her to our usual vet but they wanted over 1,200.00 to do the surgery. My wife and I are both self employed and did not have that kind of money to shell out for her. I looked for assistance all over the Internet, submitted several requests for assistance, and the first to reply was A&O. After explaining our situation they recommended that we get a second opinion and referred us to a different vet. Not as close but not too far. After they examined her they quoted us 458.00! That's a huge difference! We were so happy that they steered us in the right direction. But that was not all they did for us. After receiving the new estimate A&O told us that they would pitch in 250.00! Our portion was only 208! WOW! INCREDIBLE! We are so glad for the support and hard work that A&O did for us we have recommended them to all of our pet owner friends and I would recommend them to ANYONE! Thank you A&O! And Tux is now doing great and she thanks you too! WOOF WOOF!
I truly and wholeheartedly believe that Actors & Others For Animals is the best, most caring nonprofit in the world. The intention behind their program is solid - they help those who cannot afford to help themselves. Very rarely do I come across such kindness and devotion to helping those in need, but I've found it with them.
Kona had broken her leg suddenly and I was unable to afford the necessary surgery at such short notice. Vets were charging me over 5k, some even offered around 2k. I simply could not afford it and was heartbroken at the thought of giving Kona up to a non-kill shelter and to someone who could eventually see her surgery through. I had asked many vet clinics if they could assist me with payments/billing, but they would not. Fortunately, Laura called just in time and provided me with a low-cost clinic who would work with my income. I would pay for whatever I could afford (which at that point was very little) and AOA would cover the rest.
Not only was I able to help Kona, but my other two pups were spayed at their expenses. Covered. Kona is happier than ever and it's all thanks to AOA. I am so incredibly thankful for Laura and AOA.
All the love and thanks,
Hazel & Kona
I have an 11 year old kitty, Annie She has always been in great health until this past winter she needed dental surgery The quotes ran from $315-well over $700. I had no idea how I would pay for this.I prayed. A freind told me about organizations that pitch in to help pay for high vet bills.
I called my vet. They said they work with Actors and Others Fro Animals, so I filled out the paperwork on-line exactly as the vet listed the charges. I received a a phone call within maybe a week or a little more that Actors and Others was going to contribute a healthy sum of money to Annie's surgery. I was shocked with delight! Now, it was possible to get her treated and she is doing great! Thank God for people like this organization that work so hard at helping others.
Actors and Others saved Leo’s life...about 2 months ago I noticed that my (4 year old male cat) Leo was clearly bothered by something, he was lethargic and appeared to be so sad so i really kept a close eye on him, especially when he went potty to see if he was having any tummy issues, etc. By the end of the day it was obvious he was having trouble urinating so I did my research and learned about crystals and FLUTD and I took him to a clinic for X-rays that same day and sure enough the vet told me that this was an emergency situation and I needed to get him to an animal hospital ASAP so they could unblock his bladder, which was so swollen and full in the X-rays, it was like 5 times larger than it should be! I was panicking! I didn’t have $1000 for this procedure so I began googling nonprofit organizations and I called Actors and Others and left a detailed message left. BEVERLY called me back and the information she gave me and the vet she recommended saved Leo’s life. Huntington Pet Vet charged me $500 for a $1000 procedure and they are angels on earth. I only had $200 when I took him and when I picked him up 4 days later I owed nothing which meant that Actors and Others donated $300 as well. I can’t thank you enough Beverly, this little guy is my best buddy and I can’t imagine life without him.
My dog Biscuit had been attacked by another dog, and ge reqired some extensive surgery because of the wound and infection. I was not able to afford the total cost. Not only did this awesome charity pay for the amount I could not afford, but they also paid for my puppy to get fixed! This charity is so awesome and they were attentive to my concerns. They were able to find a place same day I contacted them for assistance. Biscuit got his surgery and he is a happy and healthy dog! I cant thank this charity enough for helping me to fix my dog/best friend. As soon as I get extra money I plan to donate to this cause. You guys are AWESOME! thank you so much for all the help. This picture is of my buddy a couple weeks after surgery :)