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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

120 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Jurnei

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted Theo from the shelter when he was 11 years old. He had been there for 8 months after his owner died. No one wanted him as he was a pitbull-type dog and of course, "older". He's been with me for 3 years now and he's one of the best decisions I've made as he's wonderful, gentle, loving, friendly, and very funny as you can see with that very serious face that he looks at me with! I'm disabled and he's by my side all day, everyday. He's taught me how wonderful adopting a senior dog can be.

We've had a couple of health issues as once he swallowed a dog toy that had to be surgically retrieved, and most recently when a growth was discovered on his lower eye lid. I've been paying off the first surgery, but now looking at another surgery became scary as I live on disability. The vet warned me that it needed to be removed because of concern for cancer.

I completed the online application for assistance with Actors and Others For Animals hoping that we might be chosen for assistance with the surgery for Theo's eye. For me, since Theo is otherwise in very good health, it was heartbreaking to have to think about not providing this surgery for him....

Actors and Others For Animals pulled though for Theo and I. I received a wonderful phone call shortly after submitting our application. We were given a donation towards the surgery that allowed me to pay a reduced rate and save my wonderful best friend while the growth was still "small".

The surgery was successful. The vet was able to remove the nasty growth and the lab reported that all margins of the specimen removed were clear of cancer. Hurray!

Theo and I want to send a HUGE shout out of thanks to Actors and Others for Animals and their generous donors! We are eternally grateful for your generosity ....Theo is 100%, and those big brown eyes are gorgeous once again.

Heraclio Kiki A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Around March of 2018 my puppy Winnie (mini terrier) broke a tooth in the middle of the night, the wound would not stop bleeding so I searched for a vet. After her check up the Vet told me it was a permanent tooth broken and the abstraction would cost a lot of money. So I did some research and discovered a clinic that would do the procedure for a fraction of the price and this nonprofit Actors and Others for Animals. The member who spoke to me was impressed to hear how much research I did that they offered not only to cover Winnie's Vet bill they offered to have my other dog Shadie to be spaded at the same time. If it was not for Actors and Others for Animals Willie would have not survived because I could not afford the cost, thank you once again

Client Served

Rating: 5

Babo was very sick for 2 weeks he wouldn't eat he would lay down all the time he was a sad boy didn't understand him. So i took him to the vet's and he sure had a very bad gums infection. His teeth were Brown. His gums were bleeding all the time he was suffering a lot. I couldn't affor his treatment, he need his teeth deep clean. So i appyy for actors & others and the gladly accept my application and they help me. Now babo eats he plays at the park. Hes a happy boy. He smiles. Please donate. This organization is great! Thank you for your donations. Thank you actors & others

Client Served

Rating: 5

So my sweet giant named Rex had a growth on his chest, it started small and in a matter of like two months it shot up to the size of a football. It never bothered him, but grew so fast and began to seep and bleed. So we had to take him to the vet we got an estimate, and quickly realized we couldn't afford it. You see I'm on SSDI, and my wife was let go from her job. I began to panic, but then my vet office recommended a few non-profits that might help. We went home estimate in hand, and began to reach out to different organizations. Thanks to Actors and Others For Animals, and other organizations like them I still have my sweet giant. Rex is a really big baby, he is a mix of Great Dane, Black Lab, and Pitbull. He weighs about 125 lbs, and thinks he's a lap dog. He plays with little Corgi Pomeranian mix all the time, in truth they best buddies and love each other a lot. It took awhile for Rex to heal from surgery, but once he did he went right back to playing... and sleeping in his chair. I want to thank Actors and Other For Animals, their donors, and everyone who helped us ensure we have as much time as possible with our boy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you actors and others for helping me save my Romeo's life. My three children would have been devasted if Romeo would not have made it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was referred to Actors and Others by Beverly of Rottweiler Rescue Los Angeles. My now 12 year old Rott, Samantha had a grapefruit sized mass on her hip. With the help of Ontario Spay and Neuter, she had her surgery and is flourishing, recovery almost to 100%.

None of this would have been possible without assistance of Actors and Other For Animals, I am eternally grateful for the financial assistance they provided.

Glenn W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Actors&Others for Animals is a heart warming organization for those in such need of financial help. I am a single disabled woman with 2 chihuahuas. They are my support,life saviours and my best friends. I received them as puppies and a gift to help me deal with Breast Cancer. They were there for me and so I would be there for them. I'm a 16yr survior now. My babies grew old from time. My 2 dogs needed teeth fixing, badly. After 16yrs later, I'm now disabled and can't afford to pay the cost to get them fixed. I cried my heart out. Seeing them in pain, wishing they could talk. My heart was so broken.Iheard about Actors &Others from my Vet. Followed the easy online directions. I then kissed the computer screen and hoped and prayed for the best. God heard my prayers and A&C was able to help me with majority of the bill. They are wonderful and kind. So Animal Lovers, there is help out there, but they to need our help by donating. Even a small amount of money is a big help to someone like me in my position. Thank you Actors &Others. You saved my 2 babies and mended my broken heart. We are very greatful for your help and support..

Reenz L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Actors & Others we were able to afford getting Pippa much-needed dental surgery! Pippa was experiencing bleeding and swelling in her face and was clearly miserable. Thanks to their generosity, recommendations, and referrals, we were able to get her in and alleviate her pain. We could not have done this without Actors & Others, thank you for relieving my stress and Pippa's pain, we are forever grateful!

1 Kevin C.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bella is a 12 yr old Bull-Mastiff. She was my Fugitive Recovery partner until her retirement in 2017. She was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the weight bearing digit on her right front paw. She is in great condition which made her the perfect candidate for the amputation recommended by 3 different DVM's.
The procedure was to cost $1,500 min. The problem I had was I was still paying on her $9,000 surgery from 2016 and couldn't afford the whole $1,500. I applied to Actors & Others For Animals for help.
Beverly called me the day after I submitted the application. She told me that the organization wanted to help Bella get the surgery she needed. If it wasn't for Actors & Others For Animals, Bella wouldn't be alive today.
Today, Bella is almost completely recovered and will soon be visiting a local Convalescent Hospital to put smiles on patients faces.
I can't thank Actors & Others For Animals enough for their generous donation to save Bella's life.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to take this moment to thank Actors and Others for helping my furry baby Dale.

I wish we would have found Actors and others prior to Dale’s diagnosis. Before we found Actors and other Dale had 4 procedures for his urinary tract obstruction. The hospital we were at told us after keeping there for a week he was going to need a perineal urethrostomy.

I stumbled upon Actors and others. They found us a facility to perform the surgery and would help us. The clinic we went to was awesome the people were great and the doctors were awesome.

The doctors at the clinic explained Dale should have had this surgery instead of being unblocked 4 times.

Unfortunately, my furry baby past away on 9/8/18 a couple days after the surgery. I do not blame anyone for my baby’s death.

Dale was just tired he was in and out of hospital, was tired of all the medication.

The reason in the beginning of this I said I wish we would have found Actors and others prior because after the experience I had with the staff from Actors and Others and the staff from the clinic I was provided. I firmly feel they would have did what they felt was best for my furry baby.

I hope more people and organizations take the time to treat family’s and their furry baby’s like Actors and others did for us.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Mom had been very depressed since losing her dog and then falling and losing her independence. I found this little 8 month old puppy for her at the shelter. Mom named her Sadie....and fell in love with her. Since Mom's fall she has been very limited, but little Sadie weighing 3.5 pounds was perfect and even easy for Mom to pick up. Everything was grand until I took her in for her well check. I was told she had a very very serious dental problem and needed 10 teeth extracted ...and it was way beyond my means to pay for this. I also found out that she had been returned to the shelter by two other families before me -poor little thing had been suffering for months...I paid the fee for the booster shot and went home feeling frantic. I had already spent more than I could afford ...but Mom and Sadie were so happy together-- I had to find a way to keep them together.... I had to, so I applied for the Care credit card on line and got turned down sadly...I came across Actor's and others for Animals online and I applied ...but it was all happening so fast and So I just decided to spend my entire social security check and not pay any bills and eat peanut butter & jelly all month.. I took Sadie in to get the blood work done, another $75.00. When we got back Beverly had called from Actor's & Other's!!
I will never forget this ever as long as I live. This was a miracle. ... We thanked God. We cried and laughed. And what an advocate that Beverly ... the Vet was so gracious she gave us so many discounts our entire bill dropped down to almost nothing ! Thank you Thank you God Bless All of you and Beverly and all the people who donate to a place who really uses it to help. I don't know what would have happened to Sadie if I had taken her back...after being returned twice already by other families....I will always wonder what would have become of her. From day one she has Loved Mom so much she just stayed with Mom looking into her eyes on her lap, and she still does. It has made us want to be able to donate too.
Many Thanks, Kim and Nola Logan

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wish to take a few minutes to let you all know how wonderful it was that ACTORS & OTHERS FOR ANIMALS made it possible for my Heather to have her much needed dental surgery for her severe gum disease. She had already lost several teeth and lost and additional 15, so you can see how bad it was. She is a new dog today thanks to the funding provided by ACTORS & OTHERS FOR ANIMALS. It never would have happened without them and 2 others funding. I plan on trying hard to donate as soon as I finish paying my share for the surgery. Thank you all for your wonderful gift, you are Angels in my heart always and forever.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have A wonderful Eskimo dog who had a tumor that was growing and I couldn’t afford surgery. I found a new vet and he gave me actors and others phone number and may help me get his surgery done quite extensive but I hope he will live a long happy life with me has the best dog and God bless everyone At actors and others for the help.He is now so happy he puts his front paws on my bed to Check on me. I am so happy we get to spend more time together but it was a long process I took them almost a month before we could get the stitches out the vet told me it was very vascular check on me. I am so happy we get to spend more time together but it was a long process I took them almost a month before we could get the stitches out vet told me it was very vascular But I did not ask for a biopsy. I don’t care. You’re making it easier for people who want to The care for their pets and are in able to. I tell you I don’t know what I would do if he wasn’t with me right now

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was having a very hard time making ends meet, And it seemed like no matter what I did I would hit a dead end, But my biggest concern was my baby a 12 year old terrier mix and she had dental problems and I could just see the pain in her eyes. I managed to come up with enough for the office visit at my local Vet, More bad news, He gave me an estimate of $1100 to $1500 for dental work she needed, I called everybody I could to try and borrow the money but no luck, then one day I was looking for assistance with Vet bills and found Actors and Others, I filled out the application but the way things were going for me I really didn't expect to hear from them. Then the nicest woman called me from Actors and Others and referred me to a very kind and reasonable Vet and told me they would help with the cost. All I could do was cry tears of joy! She made my day, my Kiba is now pain free, happy and healthy and I owe it all to Actors and Others I don't know what I would of done without their help. This organisation is truly a gift , I can not express my gratitude, I am so very grateful to them and every single person that donates and makes it possible for our furbabies to get the much needed help that we just can't provide due to hard times.

Sincerely,
Jackie and Kiba

1 Susan Meek O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about how wonderful Actors and Others are. I was taking care of a dog, Archer, after he had been neutered and the home he lived in had all dirt, thus he couldn't return until he was healed. Unfortunately, Archer got Parvo from the place he was neutered. I had never had an animal have that disease so didn't know the symptoms. By the third day of being so ill, we took Archer to a wonderful vet. He tested positive. It was heart wrenching seeing him so ill and just not himself. The owner decided he wouldn't pay for the treatment. This is when Actors and Others stepped in! They ended up saving his life and Archer is now his boundful self (cattle dog, tons of energy!!). Thank you so very much for being awesome and caring!!!! Love you guys!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Actors & Other for Animals! Your foundation came through in time for the necessary treatments for my dad's dog Cookie. She was newly discovered with a heart disease. She belonged to my mom and now my dad. Her daddy loves her very much and asked "where the dog?" if he could not see her. My dad has been bed-ridden since last August.

Again, thank you and bless you for your support and care toward humans and animals in serious financial situations.

Linda

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Upon returning from a three day getaway we came home to a very very sick little cat ... it turned out she had a horrible obstruction in after a huge bill just for tests at our local vet, They quoted an astronomic amount for an exploratory surgery because the x-rays or not clear on what exactly the problem was. We reached out to actors and others, devastated that this sudden illness could mean losing our little baby. They were able to refer us to a rescue type veterinarian surgical center who performed the surgery for a much more reasonable amount, as well as contributed a portion of the cost so that they would take us o they were able to refer us to a rescue type veterinarian surgical center who performed the surgery for a much more reasonable amount, as well as contributed a portion of the cost so that they would take our little Saphira save her life .

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!