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 :)
A friend let me know of Actors and Others for Animals when Romeo my cat became seriously ill. I spoke with Beverly at AOA and Cheryl at the San Gabriel Veterinary Hospital. Beverly was able to arrange to cover the fee for me at this very difficult time, as well as, extend support throughout the process of euthanasia. Repaying the amount of the veterinary fee is important to me. Next I will donate to this wonderful organization and spread the word of the humane work it does. Thank you to Actors and Others for Animals. Clare of Pasadena
I'm a senior on a fixed income and my girl, Stella had an abdominal tumor that had to be removed. I was frantic as to how I was going to be able to pay for it. I luckily found the Kinder 4 Care low income surgery center in North Hollywood but it still was too costly for it to be affordable for me. I discovered "Actor's & Others" and with only 1 phone call they were able to assist me with the expense. They were so lovely. I hope to be able to donate to them in the future. God Bless Them!!
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.
Vince DonVito (& Cleo & Max)
We call him pep for short. He is a big part of our family. His best friends are a German Shepard and a Pit Bull..he honestly thinks he's a dog. Shhhhhhhhh, i don't have the heart to tell him. Pepperoni got a urinary tract infection,uti and couldn't urinate. We went to the vet, they had a coupon and since i have no income anything helped, as it was i was putting the visit of a friends carecredit card, i had no money. We paid $875 and we're back 2 days later, pepperonis condition worsened his bladder was about to burst. I prayed that God would prevent him from being in pain. Went back to the vet where they put a catheter on pep...but he was going down hill rapidly, I began reaching out to various places, I called 20 agencies, sent countless emails. Only 3 responded back, One of them was Actors and others for animals, Beverly...god bless you, I don't know how much sense i was making, i was beside myself, but Beverly said OK i will call you back, now mind you Pepperoni is now hanging on by a thread, so time is of the essence, Beverly was peps guardian angel that day within hours we got approval to do Pepperonis surgery. He is doing great, he misses his crunches, but very very grateful and happy to be alive. I can't even begin to tell you how grateful we are to Actors and Others for animals, not only did they save peps life they were very easy to work with. God Bless you.
I can't find words to say how thankful I am for everything you guys have done for me and my little daisy. I cry like a baby every time I remember the moment I was about to lose my little girl and I got the miracle call from BEVERLY, while sitting next to my dog crying like no tomorrow and praying for her. I lost her mother due to the same illness a year before but there was no way to save her so imagine what was happening to me the moment I noticed same thing is happening with my other precious girl. About 12am I notice out of nowhere (she was perfectly fine right before all this) she started crying and that second my heart dropped. I check her and noticed she's having the same symptoms as my other precious girl that passed away. I started bursting in tears and at that moment my budget wasn't enough remembering the costs of the surgery and hospital care... I started searching with absolutely no hope but something pushed me to it. I don't remember but somehow I ended up at actors and others site and all I remember is filling something out and sending email or I'm not sure but yet no hope. I took her to the ER and they said her tummy is about to burst but we're not able to do anything so take her to the vet as soon as they open which was few hours later. I was crying hopeless while holding her in my arms and seeing her slowly giving up, while she was looking at me with this super sad/weak look.. that crushed my heartttt and just made me die inside. I get home impatiently waiting for the vet to open while calling million other places to get an idea but I knew I couldn't afford it at the moment so I was slowly giving up as well. Out of nowhere I get a private call, but I had forgotten about actors and others or any sites I have asked help from. I answered and it was AMAZING BEVERLY. This is Gods help I believe. Some faith I have lost in the past, came right back the second she said I'm going to try and help. My prayers were heard. I rushed her to the vet, they ran some tests and said we need to rush the surgery, she might make it. Beverly calls and says she might be able to get me to SAM AND SIMON FOUNDATION to get the surgery going as soon as possible. I called them , left a voicemail (I'm shaking and still crying like a baby thinking they might not have room for an emergency surgery) they called and said "bring her in ASAP" I drove all the way to them rushing there. They took my dog in within 30 minutes (this is already afternoon, I haven't ate or drank a thing, nor slept). During surgery Beverly called me and said she might not make it it was already spread everywhere (the bacteria). I was just begging for them to save her. Hour or 2 later.. she comes out of the surgery ALIVE but super weak. But then I had to figure out how I'm going to afford the costs for the hospital care and if we didn't give her the hospital care, she would die. Again Beverly did everything she could of even it was out of her lead and their budget but she went all the way for my Daisy and to save her precious life. We went that far, we couldn't leave her like that. So she called me back with good news AGAIN!!! The world was mine, I was soooo happy yet weak and shocked because of the blessing and help I got. She stayed at the hospital about a week and then she was all mine again, ALIVE AND WELL. ALL THANKS TO THIS AMAZINGGGGGG Organization. This June will be 1 year. I still praise them for everything they have done and LOTS OF THANKS TO SAM AND SIMON FOUNDATION AS WELL. They saved my little girls life! I love you guys so much!
Actors and Others for Animals,
I'm not much of a writer, so I'll make this short and sweet.
I am single, in my late 60's and live alone with Sandy, my dog, who is a my constant companion.
When Sandy became very ill and required surgery and I was without the funds to pay for the required surgery, Actors and Others for Animals stepped up and helped significantly in paying my very fair invoice from my local and highly recommended Rimforest Animal Hospital in Rimforest, CA.
I cannot thank Actors and Others for Animals enough because Sandy is a very important to me. She is not a mere pet, she is my friend and constant companion.
I have benefited greatly by the assistance from Actors and Others for Animals and their benefactors should know how their donations have had such a positive result. It should also be noted that the request for help process was simple and the response time incredibly fast, which was also very important in my situation.
Thanks again Actors and Others for Animals for helping me keep Sandy well,
I thank the heavens for Actors & Others for without their financial help my Mary's gum infection would have quickly gotten worse. They truly care about animals and their desire to help care for them is amazing. God bless this organization for without their help so many of us would be unable to get our sick puppies well.
Picture below is Matthew with his puppy Buddy and Buddy's brother (our family's dog) Moose. Moose and Buddy are 10 y.o. Buddy had been needing some serious dental work. It had developed into an infection in need of urgent care. I do my best to foster Buddy whenever Matt needs help. Buddy spends the night with us at times and comes inside to eat/drink and rest at other times. We have an extended family of pets in need of constant booster shots and vet visits. We didn't have anything left for Matthew and Buddy. We heard about Actors and Others for Animals from two different sources and decided it might actually be worth a try. Funny how you can get into trouble for not treating your pets. But when you go to the shelters and ask for help they straight up turn you away. Though the Burbank shelter did tells us about this organization. For that we are forever grateful. Buddy received his care in a timely manner from when we applied for help. Buddy is doing great. He's so much happier being pain free. Matthew has been homeless almost 3 years. Buddy is the most important being in his life. Matthew, Buddy and I all thank Actors and Others for Animals for their phenomenal charity. Peace, Sherry S.
P.S. The great vet work was done by North Figueroa Animal Hospital
My poodle is 10 years old and I noticed that she would not eat at times and she had this bad odor coming from her mouth. I noticed that her teeth were loose and her gums looks horrible. Then I noticed that her teeth were falling out. I was so upset. My first thought was do I put her to sleep because I am on a fixed income and did not think that I could have her medically taken care of. I was referred to ACTORS AND OTHERS to see if they could help me. When I spoke with Beverly she made me feel so much better about the situation. She told me that they would help me take care of my Sasha. This organization is a lifesaver. The procedure was done, poor sasha had to have all of her teeth removed. But she is back to herself and she is eating a lot better. I cannot tell you how happy I and Sasha are. This organization is a BLESSING.
Actors and Others helped us at a crucial time for he dog we rescued, MiMi. We found MiMi while on for work. We found her wondering the streets in the cold going thru turned over trash cans looking for food. She was limping, extremely thin, and shivering. We got out of our work truck and called her over and she waged her tail and slowly limped over to us. Upon further inspection she was covered in fleas, had rotten teeth, a horrible oral infection, and had several large masses over her body which were bleeding. If it was not for Actors and Others we would not have been able to afford MiMi's surgeries on our own. Five months later she has become a permanent paw-mily member and has gained weigh, and is extremely active. She loves to play and hobble around our backyard. If MiMi had thumbs and could talk she would sing Actors and Others praises. Thank you for what you do!!! You helped us save MiMi!!!
From my first text I sent about my sweet Boss until the first return text and call was almost immediate! I was so stunned and appreciative that Actors & Others really got back to me!! They told me where to take Boss and how to obtain an estimate for his care (low and high), which I did. When I called Beverly with the estimate, she at once, without hesitation, pledged a certain amount and gave me another name, Kathy, to leave a specific message with as soon as surgery was set. I did as she told me. Kathy is extremely busy helping many pet owners but she still managed to get back to me before Boss's surgery and after reviewing the situation with me on the phone, she pledged to cover whatever the remaining balance was on his bill!! I was, and am, overwhelmed with this fantastic nonprofit organization!! I personally called both these women and left messages if thanks which I hope they did receive. Please help fund this wonderful provision to help pet owners like me who love their babies, but who may be temporarily in a bad financial situation. They are our 'children' and without the help we receive, they would be gone. Thank all of you from the bottom of my heart!!! Please, please donate!!! Thank you.
My beautiful loving blue eyed pit, Chico, was attacked by three dogs. They had tore a hole behind his right front leg. I was told by one of the vet techs that they could put their hand in the hole and nearly touch his sholdera. I had initially taken him to one of those 24 hour pet hospitals; however, just to be medicated over night it would be nearly $300. At the time I didn't have the funds and wasn't able to get approved for a credit to get him the care he needed. I was far from ok with putting him to sleep either.
I had gone home with Chico wrapped up in a blanket and did what I could to care to his wounds. I had posted something on my Facebook about what happened and a friend of mine let me know about the Actors and Others organization. I had placed a call to the number I found on their website and they told me where to take him and they would help with getting him care.
It was like a gift from God himself because Chico's wound had bursted open. We rushed him to the Arrowhead Animal Hospital in San Bernardino just in time.
Every day I look at him happily playing around like he was a little puppy ( he is nearly 10 years old now) brings me sheer happiness. If it wasn't for the amazing people from Actors and Others this wouldn't be possible.