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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Protection and care of domestic animals.

Programs: Pet care services:financial subsidy assistance to low/fixed income pet guardians including the disabled, seniors and individual rescuers for spay/neuter surgeries to help eliminate pet overpopulation and for veterinary medical procedures for sick/injured pets. Spay/neuter surgeries (including rabbits): 8,993medicals (including pet rats, rabbits, birds, hamsters, guinnea pigs, etc): 546

pet meals:furnish pet food donated by target to pet guardians needing a limited helping hand inlcuding the disabled, seniors, individual rescuers and feral cat caregivers. Food distributed: approximately 8,255 lbs of dry food, and 6,820 canned/pouched food. In addition, 7,273 pounds of cat litter was distributed.

feral cat care:loan humane traps, guide and assist in trapping, altering and caring for feral cats; assist in establishing and maintaining approved tnr (trap, neuter and return) programs.

Community Stories

238 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Back at the beginning of 2022 my cat Showers was facing a time in her life once again that was going to possibly be her end. Caring for animals is a labor of love and when you're being told they need surgery to survive a choice needs to get made. With the help from Actors & Others for Animals Showers has gotten that help to keep being healthy. When they found out what was wrong they also found information on things I could try. They genuinely wanted to see her at her best. Thank you. Her fur has soaked up so many of my tears. Even the ones I had on the phone when I was told I'd be able to get help from this organization. Those were happy tears though. Every call, email, and process for this made it feel like a relief. It was never added stress. I'm beyond thankful that my kitty still is here and enjoying her new found love of fetch with a piece of string.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Actors & Others For Animals is FANTASTIC! Little Mollie ruptured a disc and had to have emergency spinal surgery, then we started many weeks of rehab therapy for her to regain the strength to be able to use her legs, and then stand, and then re-learn how to walk.
We got about 2/3 the way in and with all the surgery and rehab costs, my personal funding just ran out. I couldn't complete her therapy without financial help, and Mollie was so close but not going to gain her strength to walk more independently on her own without the rehab therapy. Then Actors & Others for Animals stepped in and assisted with the rehab. It has made a huge difference in Mollie gaining independence to walk on her own around the house and newly just this week, she even walked up and down a small ramp on her own to access the sofa on the back porch. She clearly was so proud of herself!
I couldn't thank Actors & Others for Animals enough. They were wonderful to work with. And my little Mollie would not be where she is today without their help. THANK YOU -THANK YOU -THANK YOU!

Client Served

Rating: 5

A few years ago, our dog and my best little buddy got cancer and we had issues on being able to afford it. Actors & Others was the reason he was able to get surgery and live another few years happily. Unfortunately he passed in 2019 suddenly from unknown causes, but I am grateful for Actors & Others for letting my best little friend live more and letting me see his happy face and wagging tail every morning.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We can't thank Actors & Others enough for the assistance provided for surgery for our dog, Luke. Beverly was great to work with throughout the process. Luke needed TPLO surgery due a torn ligament in his left knee. We have just had the final xrays done and he has healed. His quality of life will be so much better now. He was a rescue that had been mistreated prior. Since adopting him, we are determined to give him the best life. This surgery was a huge financial burden. Thank you for helping us to heal him. Thanks again for what you do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi
My name is Mike and my doggies name is buddy, that is my life,
he is a cocker/golden retriever mix and has been such a joy and a part of my life for 10yrs
and was a rescue dog.
Recently I found that he was in great need of some dental work and being retired and on a fix
income, I just could not afford it.
So my vet suggested to contact Actors and others, maybe they can help,
so I did, and after filling out a form, they came back and said that they could help,
and boy did they.
You are a blessing and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, Buddy thanks you
and his teeth thanks you.
God bless you
Michael Clark
PS I will be sending a picture of Buddy.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello everyone, I wanted to share with you my experience with Actors and Others. I had reached out for assistance for my Roscoe boy who had a sudden unexpected injury to his L-rear knee. After seeing the vet, I was informed he needed surgery. Their cost was so costly, so I did some research and reached out to another facility. Their cost was more reasonable, so then I asked for a list of organizations. I reached out to the wonderful Actors & Others and received a call saying to call back after I have the date of surgery. The information I save was lost on my phone, so I thought I would never hear from Actors & Others again. A big blessing came thru and I received a call from VSSOC saying I had received a donation from Actors & Others. I couldn't believe my ears. I just thank God for such a caring, passionate, and loving individual who has started this organization to assist so many who needed help. This was definitely unexpected but I am so grateful and thankful for the generosity of the Actors and Others for your kindness. Roscoe is doing great, he is still recouping and learning to walk on that leg again. He is definitely my go-to pup, always happy to do anything as long as he is with me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization. They really helped me out at my time of need.. My cat is doing so much better after being at the vet for 8 days. Please consider a donation to them if you can it really helps people out when they need the help with their precious pets.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 17-year-old dog, Chester, needed to see a vet. He had been sick for awhile but had gotten worse. When I took him to the vet, I also took his companion, 12-year-old Katie. After his test, the vet said his kidneys were failing so we had to let him go. They allowed Katie to stay with us until it was over. Being so close to her, they noticed her mouth was infected and she had some bad teeth, so we made an appointment and took her back in to get that taken care of. I'm on SS and my own bills plus medical bills for Chester were hard to keep up with. Actors and Others of Animals payed for almost all of Katie's bill for her spaying, which also had to be done, and surgery to get her bad teeth taken care of. In the midst of a very difficult time for me, this wonderful group helped me with Katie's bill so I didn't have to wait until I had the money and she didn't have to suffer until I could get her taken care of . After losing Chester, I'm so thankful I have Katie and she is in good shape physically now. It has been rough not having Chester after 17 years of living with that little guy, but the kindness from this group lifted a big burden at a time when I really needed help. Just knowing they care for animals as well as their owners makes them very special. They understand pet-lovers! In the pictures, (1) Katie is on the left: (2) & (3) Chester is on the left.

Jeff U.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was really lost when the vet said surgery for our dog Stella was gonna be over $3300. Thankfully Actors & others For Animals was able to ease the pain with the cost of the surgery. So very thankful to them

Client Served

Rating: 5

Actors and Other’s are the best. They helped me tremendously with my German Shepherd Diamond. The surgery was in 2021. The tumor she had was cancerous but removed in time. She is healthy and happy. And so are we. Thank you ❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

Actors & Others was a tremendous help with getting my German Shepherd the bladder stone surgery she desperately needed. My dog was losing a lot of blood daily and her red blood cell count was dropping so low that she was borderline anemic and some surgeons were hesitant to operate on her and I knew things would only get worse every day that passed that she didn't receive the surgery. I was having trouble securing funding for an operation that was about $5K and to make matters even worse, this was all right during the middle of the Christmas holidays.

In a hail mary attempt, I reached out to countless nonprofit organizations requesting assistance but most did not answer because of the holidays. Fortunately, Beverly of Actors did respond and she cared enough to respond to me in the middle of Christmas Eve! She was very helpful and empathetic and was willing to pledge their maximum amount they could in order to get my dog the help she needed. With Beverly's help, I was able to get my dog into surgery within a few days and remove all the stones and stop the bleeding.

I will be forever grateful to Beverly and the kind folks at Actors & Others for Animals for the amazing work they do to help people who are struggling to help save their pets' lives and give them a second chance at life. Thank you.

Linda Dysart Y.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Im so grateful for the help i got from Actors Or Others.I wasnt able to pay the whole bill for my dogs surgery.With your help i was able to have it done and she will be with me longer now.Im so glad you were their for me ,i didnt know what i was gonna do.Ill always appreciate how you helped me.May god bless all of you for being angels to so many pets that need help

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a new cat mama, and my kitten got sick, we were in the pandemic and I had been on unemployment. I reached out to Actors & Others for Animals and they were able to help split the cost of my Vet bill. I was so grateful for the support. What a special non-profit. I am now the most grateful cat mom of 2 cats, who are happy and healthy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Molly (cat) was not doing well. She seemed to not have a lot energy and was urinating often. Currently I'm working and I really needed help for Molly. A friend told me about Actors and others. I filled out an application online. I heard from in about an hour. They helped me pay for her medical bill. She ended up having an infection and was given antibiotics. She doing good now. Thank you Actors and others for helping me and Molly. I cried when I found out they were going to. help me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m so grateful for this organization; let me explain our journey. Eve and I were reunited after a hiatus. Upon reunification, I noticed what I thought was a torn nipple, was in fact an external tumor. Stuck and unsure of how to proceed; I was referred to Actors and others by a good friend. Upon applying, we described my hardships and describing how much I need Eve in my life and with some thought; We were approved for some financial assistance with the surgical procedure. We definitely are so grateful this is around to help. Eve is healed and so happy to be back home. Much love and gratitude. The Garcia’s (Eve and Juan)

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We can't thank them enough, esp since we're both disabled with limited funds. What a wonderful org, which has helped us 2X over the yrs, & both times went very smooth. Around '08, we rescued a dog in need of amputation, & they recommended a vet & generously split the cost.

The really amazing experience was Oct 2021, when our 10 mo old kitten needed a spleenectomy. We'd rescued her Dec 2020 & she had pneumonia. A few mos after she recovered & was spayed, she inexplicably almost died from kidney failure & a high fever. She began having trouble walking, eating, staying balanced & she'd stare at us, & then her eyes would roll back into her head. We thought she had brain damage from getting overheated & didn't know what to do. Ultrasounds showed a lemon-sized growth on her spleen. No one knew what or why, or her prognosis, but she was young. It took us about 2 mos to prepare (submit our application, coordinate & scrape together the add'l funds), during which time she slowly declined.

Finally, she had the spleenectomy, & it was a huge hematoma. Chunks had broken off & attached to her pancreas, liver & kidneys, & the chunks began growing on the other organs, too. They removed all growths & spleen, & sent for biopsies. She was cut open from neck to groin & sent home with the collar & a week of pain meds. However, the very next day she began jumping around, just like when she was a kitten. She was so happy & felt so good, we had to restrain her, just to heal. She's back to normal, without brain damage. The results came back, no cancer, all tissue was from the hematoma, & her blood was likely poisoned, because the spleen cleanses the blood, & it's probably why she felt so bad. Now, we'd never know anything had ever happened.

We're going to forever be grateful for their generosity & the simplicity & ease of the process, esp during a very stressful time. Beverly was wonderful & my vet promptly rec'd the funds. Thank you so very much!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog Jennifer needed immediate surgery to remove what X-Rays revealed to be almost a dozen hair ties that she had digested. She needed surgery and I need financial support to make this happen. I thank God for blessing a nurse at VCA to refer me to Actors and Others for Animals. This was truly a blessing. To have someone lift some of the worry and weight off your shoulders and to say, "We'd love to help." I can't express my gratitude enough. Currently my Jennifer is happy and back to herself, running around filling my life with joy!

Rosie K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I found out my Sweet JazzPurrr needed medical treatment
I could barely breathe! I had no clue as to how I would afford almost $1,000.00 !
I called as many places as I could find, Beverly from Actors and others for animals called me back the same day! And...she was so very patient and kind.
She has no idea how she saved me that day!
We discussed JazzPurrs situation and she gave me so much helpful information.

When I was told that Actor and others for animals could help me pay for a portion of the bill, I cried happy tears!
I am forever grateful for the assistance, I will definitely donate what I can, when I can to help this organization!

I have them signed up on my Amazonsmile acct.
Check it out!
Whenever I order groceries on Amazonsmile, Actors and others for animals gets $ too!

Pattie S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took my 11 year old Chihuahua to a vet in Apple Valley CA for a mass she had on one nipple. And the vet gave me an estimate of $1600+. The desk clerk suggested I look for an organization to help out. I went to a local facebook group and ask for help and I got a few suggestions for Actors & Others. So I applied through their website and Beverly called me within a day and told me they don't work with the vet I went to but suggested I drive down to Fontana and check out Dr Rex which she guaranteed would be MUCH cheaper. So I called and made an appointment and went and the estimate was $495!!!! Beverly said they could pay $250 and I paid $250. And Pumpkin is doing much better now. She had the mass removed, spayed, and dental work done.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to actor and others! They saved my 2 year old kitty, Leo's life! I am a student and could not afford the vet bill when Leo ate part of a sock that caused a complete bowel obstruction. I knew I couldn't afford a vet so I tried to let him pass the sock naturally, I waited for days, but he stopped eating and drinking, started vomiting blood, stopped moving and just sat huddled in a corner, clearly in agony, I took him to the vet and was told that we would need a $3000 surgery to save his life! I was desperate, and that's when I found Actors & Others for Animals, they got back to me right away and with their help I was able to get Leo into surgery that weekend! He made a complete recovery and is back to his wonderful old mischievous self! I have eliminated all socks from his reach and snuggle and play with him every single day, so grateful to still have him in my life!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Actors and others helped me with my pets hospital bills, I emailed them and they contacted me soon after and they were really there for me when I needed it. I really appreciate that this type of foundation exists and actually gets back to you fast. They really care.

Client Served

Rating: 5

these guys really love animals. and helped me out tremendously with my dog's third surgery this year. thank you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank goodness for Actors and Others. When given there number to call I was amazed at the help fullness and care from Beverly. There online form was easy to do. They genuinely cared about my Baby Girl as she has health issues with enlarged heart and cloudy lungs, and no vet would spayed her for fear of not coming out of the anesthia. A friend directed me to Dr. Naito in Huntington Beach who referred me to Actors and Others about my financial situation. Dr. Naito was confident they could spayed her by gassing her down.
Well long story short Actor & Others Pledged a portion of the cost which I am truly grateful. And my Baby survived the procedure. I can't say enough how happy I am as everything has worked out. Thank you so much

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to take a moment share my gratitude for Actors and Others for Animals. I was in a very precarious place financially and had a big operation scheduled for my dog. They stepped in and literally saved me. They set my mind at ease my dog is back on all four paws. I can't thank Actors and Others for Animals enough for their generosity and for their care. They followed up with me and with my vet to make sure everything went well. They are a wonderful organization

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't think I have to state the obvious which ultimately boils down to how much we love our pets! I’m a dog guy, specifically Boxers. I’m so taken by my dogs and the breed that I’ve spent just about every weekend for the past several years volunteering for Boxer Rescue LA. The joy my dogs bring me on a daily basis is endless!
Long story short, times are tough and one of my Boxers Cleo developed a few growths on her gum and tongue. My vet at Panorama Pet Hospital is a trusted ally and pointed me to Actors & Others For Animals for some help with this procedure.
Actors & Others For Animals was responsive, respectful and kind. I am blown away by the involvement they put forth on my behalf.
I have a healthy dog again with the help of Actors & Others For Animals. I am forever grateful for their kindness, generosity and care.
Respectfully,
Vince DonVito (& Cleo & Max)

Jow T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I called numerous non-profits, but most were not friendly to pets other than dogs & cats. Fortunately Actors & Others for Animals is one of those places that doesn't discriminate :). Actors & Others for Animals really helped us provide the surgery our bunny needed. Please consider donating. We certainly will once we are financially stable again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't even want to think what would have happened to my kitty Cassian if it weren't for Actors & Other Animals. Words can not express how thankful I am for everything this charity did for him. Cassian suddenly got urinary blockage late at night, meowing in pain, I rushed him to the emergency clinic and was charged a very large fee for his overnight stay. I had to agree to it to save his life, but that left me with no savings and funds for further treatment that he needed to recover. A friend recommended Actors & Others For Animals, I applied first thing in the morning and Beverly got back to me right away. She was attentive, focused and very supportive, she recommended a great vet to transfer Cassian to and they took such good care of him. I was in touch with Beverly about Cassian, she gave me lots of useful advice and tips, and Cassian's bill was covered. I got his medicated food and he is doing really well now. Thank you all so much for helping my furbaby, for being so amazing, for everything you do to help our little animal buddies!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am beyond grateful for the services provided by Actors and Others! Toby is our 9-year-old Husky/German Shepherd Mix who required entropion surgery. The surgical steps for this procedure called for the removal of extra skin on his bottom eyelids. Since his eyelids were rolling inwards, it would cause Toby extreme eye irritation. Unfortunately, this surgery was costly. It was discouraging and stressful having to think we would not be able to afford this procedure that our fur baby desperately needed. Fortunately, our vet recommended Actors and Others and thankfully was able to apply. I was contacted shortly after by Beverly and was given the best news at the time: we would be receiving help! Actors and Others helped cover part of Toby's surgery which brought so much relief knowing that Toby would be receiving the surgery he needed. Thanks to Actors and Others, Toby is no longer suffering from eye irritations. He has fully recovered and is very happy. I can't thank Actors and Others enough for helping me through this tough time and for continuing to support many pet owners in need! You are all amazing! Thank you for all that you do! So happy I found this organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to thank Actors and Other for Animals for helping my kitty cat by providing a donation to cover a part of my baby Snow’s c-section. It was an extremely tough pregnancy my mama cat had and although she lost three of her babies that were breach. One of her babies of the four survived and is thriving. I would have never been able to help my lovely Snow or her miracle baby Omi if it weren’t for all the support, care, love, and guidance from this amazing and wonderful non-profit. These are places we need to continue giving our support to like they gave my mama cat, her baby, and myself through that beyond stressful, and difficult time.

Cuca T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

These folks are phenomenal! We were in dire straits as our little buddy was in desperate need of major dental work, his current condition making his seriously ill. We could not afford it, being seniors on a fixed income, barely getting by. We had just said a heartbreaking Goodbye to our 20 yr. old Chihuahua and to lose our only other companion would have been heartbreaking. Fortunately, our regular vet recommended Actors and Others to see if they could help. Did they! Beverly was fantastic, compassionate and went the extra mile to save our little 14 yr. old Bolococo (a sweet, lovable Dachshund) We can't thank them enough. If anyone is looking to donate to a worthy cause, stop where you are. This is the place to help those who can't help themselves (both humans and their companions, whatever they be.) Please. This is the best place you could share with - ever!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing!!! Our girl Cleo injured her CCL. After 2 vet opinions, she definitely needed surgery. Something we were not prepared for at all. My vet referred me to Actors and Others for Animals. So I filled out the application online and within 24 hours I got a call. I was able to speak with Beverly who was so supportive and caring. She was able to pledge most of what we needed to get this surgery done. Then she referred me to another organization who pledged the balance. The whole process was reassuring and easy. Cleo got her surgery. Without them Cleo would still be in pain and limping around. Because of them Cleo is on her way to being completely healed. I can't thank you enough for the guidance, support and care you put into this whole stressful process. You guys are amazing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Actors and Others helped me with my vet's bill for my pet "Mickey" to cover his x-rays. I had heard from Actors and Others and I apply online in less than 24 hours Beverly called me she was so helpful. If it weren't for Actors and Others I might not have been able to afford the diagnosis of Mickey. He needs FHO Surgery. Im still waiting for his surgery, but at least we can treat him with pain medication until I can afford his surgery that cost 2,700. Thank you Actors and Others and staff for all you do and for helping us take care of our Pets ❤

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so immensely grateful with Actors and Others. My dog Leo needed an ACL surgery and due to Covid, I was going through financial hardship. Unable to cover the cost, I felt so helpless and hopeless. I was referred to Actors and Others and without any hesitation, they were willing to help me. It was such a relief and a blessing to find such a giving and caring organization. Thanks to them, my pet Leo had his surgery and has recovered well. He is now healthy, running around pain-free and wagging his tail. It’s alleviating to know that there are people in this world that still care and have such giving hearts. Thank you Actors and Others for all that you do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi my beautiful little baby minpin Stinka was attacked by a Coyote, it was 2:00am in the morning so not that many hospitals are open. I had to take her to emergency Vet care immediately, so the bill for care was very expensive and I couldn't afford it being on a limited income. I was desperate, I love My Dog Stinka, she is my best friend. Actors & Otherd for Animals helped save my dogs life. If she didn't get the vet treatment and surgery she would had died... I'm so happy I still have Stinka in my life.... Thank You....

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Karina and my dogs name is penny. I had a wonderful experience with actor & others loren was awesome person and so nice other association didn’t even call me back actors & other gave me hope they got back to me so really quick Through the stressful time of not knowing if penny was going to make it and trying to get her to eat and push through it it was a huge relief knowing that I was getting help financially with her surgery. I didnt know if id be able to pay for her surgery which she needed to save her life but with the help of actor &other i was able to completed the cost of the surgery .after she got it she made great progress like getting back up on her feet, eating and got her full of life personality back and is now better than ever.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I requested help from Actors & others for my cat her name is bulma. I found her inside the trash can in a box when she was 2 month old, now she is 6yrs n had a gum infection that required to take old her teeth n do surgery on her gums open n clean the infection. She was in so much pain. Actors and others pay for 80% of the expenses which help me a lot because I didn’t have the money to pay for her medical needs. Now she is eating, playing n be the happy little joy. Thank You Actors & Others for the help

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bear and I thank you so much for your help and support with his lipoma removal surgery. Dr. Rex and his team took wonderful care of Bear. He looks like a happy healthy dog again. We can never thank you enough!

Monica G.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very grateful for Actors and Others. They helped me with my vet bill. My little kitten Sakura was sick from chronic bronchitis and I am on social security and needed help getting her treated. Thankfully they were able to help me and Sakura is now well. I will be forever thankful for their help and may God bless Actors and Others. I hope that I could one day somehow return the favor to them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

For so many lower income disabled and seniors, pets can be critical to good physical and emotional help. This group helps real people who love their pets, and they put their resources straight to work. I’d like to encourage a donation, small or large, because it makes a huge difference. My neighbors and I have seen the quiet power of their help.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi everyone !
Actors And Others have been world of help over the year . Laura, Beverly and Sybil are all wonderful and helpful, if not financially with knowledge . The Reasons for speed and neutering your pets beside the over population problem to avoid cancers and infections etc. are of great help if for no other reason to convince people to spade and neuter their pets ! I thank you all for your help with my furry little family !!! Well you don’t like them fireworks !!! Take Care !!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for your help and thank you for all the wonderful things you have done for me for taker my beautiful precius this is my bb girl ❤️

Sarah Jane H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This place is a life saver, literally. My senior Chihuahua needed eye surgery removal, and it was urgent. I couldn't wait a day longer. I had attempted to treat with meds and antibiotics, but it just kept getting worse, with moments of improvement, then worse. The pain and discomfort were apparent but I didn't have $7000 to correct the lens and was forced to remove the eye. Removal cost was considerably less than a correction, but it was still going to cost me. Due to Covid my photography business has really suffered, to almost non-existent. I've taken a part-time job at a retail store working a few hours a week, but it was simply not enough to cover a huge vet bill. Actors stepped in to cover some of the cost while I fronted the balance, and the vets were kind enough to allow for payments for the final amount. It was a team effort to pay for the surgery. I didn't have to beg or wait days or weeks, I simply filled out a form and waited 24 hours. I am forever grateful for this organization. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you SO MUCH for helping us through this sad and scary time.  We picked up Pirate from the emergency room with heavy hearts, learning that he needed a hip surgery which would cost $8000 - a sum I could not afford.  My daughter did not leave his side after we got home.  She even ate her dinner on the floor next to him while he slept.  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your assistance.  I thought I was going to have to console my daughter (and myself) after having Pirate euthanized.  My heart broke at the thought of having to put down a seven month old kitten who was otherwise totally healthy.  I spent all morning agonizing over this decision and sobbing.  It didn't help that it was also the five year anniversary of the day my son, my daughter's twin, died in utero (I was seven months pregnant when he died).  March 4th hasn't been a great day for our family.  I'm so grateful you've helped us make this day a little better.  Finding Kinder 4 Rescue who performed the needed surgery for only $2000 and then getting the scholarship from Actors and Others was such a blessing.  We went with smiles on our faces knowing Pirate was going to get surgery.  

Pirate is such a happy boy.  He's been a handful since the day we picked him up post-op.  In order to save on the cost of a giant crate/kennel that could fit him, his litter box, and his food, which we'd only use for the duration of his convalescence, we got creative and made a kitten enclosure of our own.  We used my daughter's fort kit,  some plastic chicken wire type fencing, and zip ties and made a nice area where he'd be safe and cozy.  My daughter and I could both sit in it with him and keep him company.  However, Pirate has zero instinct for survival....and within about 24 hours post surgery he was climbing the inside of his enclosure and hanging from the ceiling!  We tried three different kinds of collars but he got them all off, even when we doubled them up!  He chewed his stitches out twice.  No matter what steps we took to keep him calm and safe he'd find a way around it.  Eventually we gave up and let him have the run of the house again. Pirate is back to drinking from the toilet, playing fetch, and wrestling with his brother (I swear he's part dog).  At his last follow up appointment at Kinder for Rescue he was given a clean bill of health -  he's obviously got great range of motion and is not in any pain.  Seeing him snuggled up with my daughter as she watches TV, with his eyes closed and his paw on her arm - it brings me such joy.  We are so incredibly grateful for the generous life saving gift you and your angels gave us.  My daughter has her best friend back and I've got my faith in humanity back.  Thank you so much for saving Pirate!, 

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Actors and Others helped me with my sweet girl Zoe a couple months ago. My Zoe ended up getting pyometra and when I took her to the vet they had to do surgery right away. I had heard from Actors and Others from a friend and I had reached out and Beverly called me right after I submitted my request online. She was so helpful and sweet. Beverly called me the next day to check on my Zoe and how she was doing. If it weren't for Actors and Others I might not have been able to afford the surgery. My Zoe girl is well and happy as can be. Thank you to Actors and Others and a virtual hug to Ms. Beverly, she is so kind and cares about your furry Family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My mini pitty was having an ear infection and in need of updating her shots. I was behind in rent and struggling, then came the grace and kindness of Actors & Others for Animals which helped me significantly in saving my baby girl from her suffering when I was unable to do so. I am very grateful...consider donating to this very worthwhile non profit that assists in the care of beloved pets.

Kayla K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found bear online for free, he's 8 years old and was apparently left by the previous tenants no one knows for how long or anything about him just that he was loving and sweet. Immediately we noticed him weezing, with nose discharge and was very lethargic with a fever. I could only afford 2 weeks of medicine and one vet visit with my income I felt so bad for him. I stayed up looking for help applying to multiple places thinking this was helpless its Los Angeles! It's a huge city there's no way I'll ever get services. But within the first or second day I was Immediately contacted with a response from actors and others! They understood my situation and offered to help. We found out what was going on with bear and medications to improve is his health. I couldn't be more grateful to them. I personally suffer from a mental disorder and bear is my emotional support pet so to lose him or see him suffering was a lot on me I don't know what would have happened if I didn't have actors and others help. I will be forever grateful this place is the real deal thank you so much!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sharing my thanks and appreciation to Actors and Others For Animals is my pleasure. You have allowed me to have my sweet Kissy. She was an abandoned kitten that was so very sick. Seemed to be no hope. Reaching out to your organization I found caring and helpful individuals that truly were so understanding and concerned. They immediately offered to help Kissy get the care she needed. She is alive and pouncing on everything including me at sun up! Thank you so much. God bless your wonderful organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have no words to thank for what they have done for my family and especially for my Kuma, we were in an emergency situation, Kuma had to be operated as soon as possible since she had pyometra, and they were so kind, timely and with the best disposition of help, at a time when we had just been diagnosed with Covid and we did not have the resources for the full payment of the operation this organization coming to help, I especially thank Beverly who is a wonderful and dedicated person.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Due to The care and compassion actors and others has complete strangers is amazing. That someone’s generosity cooking such a difference in someone’s life. My dog became sick and unfortunately went to a veterinarian who took the money and basically did nothing and told me to go to VCA my dog had an obstruction. The next day I took my dog to another veterinarian and was told that he needed to be put on a low fat diet. Had some signs of pancreatic problem. I had already wasted over 600 and now is in need of more . In order for my dog to stay healthy he needed more teeth polled and cleaning. After some others was very generous kept in contact with me and help me through this difficult time. If my dog would die just because I didn’t have enough money for dental work.I am happy to say that Bailey is alive and healthy and active and my heart goes out to all the Caring people At actors others.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Actors & Others is heaven sent! My cat Jagger needed to have his teeth pulled because they were rotting (from a disease he has). The bill was going to be in the $650’s-$1000’s to get them removed! This quote was given by the Humane society in San Bernardino. Financially that would have taken a toll on us. The humane society basically told me that if I could not afford this necessary surgery for my cat that I would have to euthanize him! I was so upset to hear that they would have that as an option only because I could not afford it.

I was fortunate enough to find Actors & Others to help with paying foe the surgery. My cat is SO happy now that he has had his surgery.

Thank you SO much Actors & Others for all your help and support. I will be referring you to others who need assistance. Thanks again :)

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was refer by my sister to this organization. The lady that answers the phone was the most helpful person. She help me and gave me advice. My dog had a big mass on his back leg. Needed surgery, but was very expensive.
But I was not about to put her to sleep. This organization help me tremendously financially. Thanks to this organization my 12yr old Penny is alive and well.Thank you very much for caring for our Pets in distress and of course , us the owners.
Elena Monarrez

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Sheri and actor’s for others are Heaven sent I have two babies spike & scruffy And they gotten ill and I had no money for a vet I was devastated they have helped us on three occasions I’m so very happy and grateful to them spike and scruffy are just fine now they paid for everything even there medication I just can’t find the words to express how grateful we are thank you sooo much

Nataly M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My lovely Pinky and I had the most amazing experience with actors and others.

they were able to help me save my lovely girl to have more years with me. Her cancer tumor was successfully removed and she is now completely back to Normal. She ended up loosing her older brother a few days after her surgery and they were a tremendous help to us to help our boy also go into a peaceful path of passage.

I have attached a picture of her from the say of surgery with her tumor and from a week ago.

you guys have truly saved both of us your help was something that made a huge difference as experiencing the lost of her bother was not easy but we knew she was healthy and we had to help her keep her head up.

thank you so much

Nhart87

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am grateful for the wonderful folks at Actors & Others and their generous donors! I have a wonderful 10-month-old German Shepherd named Amani who chose me as her owner during the pandemic. Amani is an energetic, happy, and lovable puppy! She loves to play in the park with her friends and run, run, run! On a playdate with her Husky and Rottweiler friends, I noticed a big red bump on her paw, I didn't think much of it until day two or three days later when I noticed her limping and the bump starting to ooze something out of it. I called one Vet out in the I.E and the vet thought Amani might have a foreign object stuck in her paw and gave me antibiotics and said if she didn't heal in a week, he would need to perform an "exploratory surgery" to see what was in her paw and remove it. He also mentioned the cost to do so would be $750.00! I am a full-time doctoral student at USC and did not have $750.00 budgeted for Amani and this medical cost. I reached out to Actors & Others and filled out the online form when I was quoted this price. I got a call from the super helpful Beverly, a couple of days later, who suggested another Vet, Dr. Naito, at Huntington Pet vet and to let her know when I could get an appointment. I called Huntington Pet Vet and explained what was going on and the amazing Dr. Naito saw Amani and Me THE SAME DAY! I was so thankful! Dr. Naito took one look at Amani's paw and said that she had been bit by a BROWN RECLUSE SPIDER!! The odor that was coming from her paw was rotting flesh! Dr. Naito kept Amani overnight and performed the surgery to remove the rotten/rotting flesh from Amani's paw and I was able to pick Amani up the next day! Amani has a 3-4 week recovery time but she is happy and walking great! I am so grateful to Actors & Others for the donation for the cost of Amani's surgery and antibiotics! They came through for me and I am forever grateful! THANK YOU ACTORS & OTHERS! Once I graduate and I am in a full-time job with an expendable income, I will be making a donation to give back! Thank you!!! AMANI Thanks you all too! We hope to meet you all in person one day!

Geanine L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful to Actors and Others for saving my friend Bob's Terrier mix pet daughter Miss Bobbie's life. Beverly from Actors and Others really cares and has the follow through. She made sure that I got her to the vets at Kinder care. Actors and Others paid for the vet visit and all her tests. The results showed she had an enormous gall stone in her bladder that needed immediate removal via surgery. Bob, Miss Bobbie and I are forever grateful for their help. Miss Bobbie has her health back and her quality of life! Thank you so much. Blessings to you. You are my heroes!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very pleased that I was able to get assistance from Actors and Others, my chihuahua was in desperate need of dental work. She did have a tooth pulled and since she is 13 years old she gives me a bad time every time I brush her teeth, but I do my best. Thank you again for your services

Client Served

Rating: 5

So I have a cocker spaniel who I rescued because I have health conditions so I’ve had a stroke in the past and I was getting ready to have another one when she pretty much saved me so one day I was loving on her and I found this huge almost like a cyst on her arm and I instantly was referred to actors and others which were by the way amazing and very helpful they even help me find a vet that would be able to do the surgery that they work with and she is doing much better and is way happier now and I couldn’t be more blessed due to actors and others and I Thank them from the bottom of my heart for help me help my baby girl. Miss Clayton

Yasmine V.

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Rating: 5

I am SO Thankful for Actors and Others for Animals! They REALLY helped me SO much!!! My beautiful tuxedo kitty Mishi had a swollen belly and they guided me where to go and assisted me with payment. The doctor said it was full of fluid and if I had not gone she couldve suffocated as it couldve gone in her lungs!!! I really dont know what couldve happened if they had not helped me. Eventually Mishi had to go to heaven but she was able to live comfortably for a few more weeks and when it was time to go I went to the place Actors and Others suggested and it was done very easily and affordably. Its SO hard losing a pet or having an ill pet and when you have help and guidance and financial assistance it makes it soo much easier. Actors and Others are angels and I am TRULY grateful for them. I feel so blessed that they helped me! Beverly is the person who assisted me. She'd call me back and followed up on Mishi. She was VERY KIND and HELPFUL!!! I am forever grateful! Thank you!!!

Amber S.14

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Rating: 5

I don’t even know where to begin as my eyes fill with tears. If it wasn’t for actors and others I wouldn’t have my fur baby right now. I spent my savings trying to save my little dog. After spending all my savings at a specialist he was misdiagnosed by them. I took him to another hospital and finally found out he had bladder stones and needed a 4,000 dollar surgery. 4,000 dollars I no longer had. I was then told to euthanize him if I couldn’t afford the surgery. That night I told my little dog I was not giving up and that I would find him the help he needed. That same night I reached out to actors and others and the very next day, Laura from actors and others got in touch with me. She helped me find an amazing vet and helped pay for the surgery. Kona is now back to himself and so happy. My little dog Kona and I are forever thankful.

Natalija F.

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Rating: 5

I am so incredibly thankful for actors and others for their help during a stressful time for me financially. My cat has been struggling with obsessively scratching and breaking open her skin and this wonderful organization helped cover the costs for my cat allergy testing and I could not be more grateful that my sweet Kylie got the help she needed.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

About four years ago my husband fund something in our yard and brought it into the house to me, I thought it was a baby bunny it was so small. It turned out to be a baby chihuahua. He was so not handsome. I named him Scrounge and added him to our previously rescued pack. When my son passed away a few years back my niece gave me a dog she had rescued to make me fell better. Well as you know that did happen, also that is the beginning of a long story. Lol! Anyway one day I noticed a cut on Scrounges face and could not figure out how it happened. I kept treating yet it never healed. I took him to my Vet and he said, Scrounge had an abscess tooth, $450.00 to pull the tooth. I could not believe it I could no way come up with this amount. I had been notified recently that after being sold the company I worked for for 45 yrs. was moving out of state. I remembered Actors and Others and how very kind and helpful they were years back when I started catching the neighborhood feral cats. They helped my with vouchers and if none were available gave me names of other organizations. I called them and immediately I was given the information on how to request help. I received a call within a week took Scrounge to a Vet that accepted their vouchers, mine did not. Also the Vet bill was less expensive. I am so happy for the help and so is Scrounge. I didn't realize how much pain he was in until it was all over.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Actors and others!!! I can’t thank you enough on how much you help my sweet Bella .what you do for people and animals is a blessing! Bella and I are very grateful for your help. Bella had an over sized tumor on her tail ,which brought grate pain and bothered her . With your generous donation she was able to get her surgery and live her life with out pain. In times like we’ve all had in 2020 . Have been stressful and life changing .please donate and help others like it has helped my dear Bella . Thank you to everyone who donates and thank you to all the staff who make this possible . Have an amazing day .

Client Served

Rating: 5

My guard dog and friend of 11 yrs had become very ill. He had broken back teeth and a large growth on his private parts which was determined to be cancer. I brought him to Dr Rex in San Bernardino , he's an excellent vet and very caring person. Between the teeth and cancer surgery it came to a bill out of my reach. I've had cancer myself for 5 years of a battle that has hurt my finances but i thank God I'm still doing OK, things could be a lot worse and that would include loosing my beloved friend of 11 yrs. They told me of this program and they helped me save his life. Thank you very much from myself and Chance.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Actors and Others, any time I need financial assistance, they fine a way. I don't need to use them alot, but when I do, they are so helpful and can direct me to a wonderful vet to help me in my area. Animals would suffer unwanted pregnancy that adds to major over population. Thank you bunches you guys are my heros!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My poor kitty Charlotte got out one night and when we found her the next day she couldnt use her front right leg at all. After an x ray it was revealed that she had been shot with a pellet gun, which badly fractured her leg. The veterinarian recommended amputation and thankfully Actors and Other for Animals was able to help me cover the costs. They were incredibly quick to respond to my request, and with payment to the veterinarian. I'm so glad there are people out there who truly care and help animals when they need it.