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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

171 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Actors and others are amazing, words cannot express the gratitude for the help they gave our baby Kona. Kona had a mammary tumor that had to be removed before it became cancerous and Actors and Others came thru for us with help. Kona is a special dog - she brightens up our days and there is no possible way that we would be able to live without her. She is loved by all of us and now healed we see she is back to her normal self. Boxers are amazing, they are not only pets but they are family.

If you are able to donate to this nonprofit, please do because of you pets like Kona will be healed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Castaneda Family

Mireille F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Actors and Others was so wonderful to work with. Our little fur baby girl Zelda (Siamese Cat) had somehow obtained an abscess on her side, we hadn’t noticed anything at first, she was fast and playful as usual, until she wasn’t. I called my vet to see how much they thought the costs might be, after hearing she may need surgery, I already knew I wouldn’t be able to afford the costs... they gave me some options in which we’re not available to me then they told me about Actors and Others, I had called and put in my request and went to the vet without having a response yet because my fur baby was in pain and I just couldn’t wait any longer, I wanted to know what was wrong and what we needed to do to help her get better.... by the time I got to the vet and got seen by the Doctor, Actors and Others had already called my Doctor and approved my request! What I couldn’t cover, Actors and Others took care of it for me. We went along with the procedure and although it was a rough recovery, I am happy to say that our little girl is doing great! Thank you Actors and Others for your love and support!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Actors and others was a huge help for my dog and I . My dog needed surgery for her eye to be removed and we only had half of the money . Actors and others payed the rest and also payed to have her spayed . We are beyond grateful for their help .

Client Served

Rating: 4

Actors and Others was a HUGE help for both me and my dog. I cannot complain about the help I received and the weight they removed from my shoulders. I qualified for the voucher on my dogs neuter, but his problem was he was cryptorchid. So his surgery was more complicated and required more money which I did not have. They gave him his surgery and medication, as well as chipped him. All included. My only problem was that I was called right before his surgery saying he needed bloodwork done, which was an extra 125 and those are costs I need to be warned of ahead of time because I need some time to save up for it. Luckily my sister allowed me to borrow from her but if she didn't I would have done a payment plan which they didn't seem to want to let me do. I have yet to call for a copy to make sure it was done. One big problem I did see was the way the lady who runs the place was behaving. And I would not be surprised if she was acting the same with the animals because since that visit my dog's once sweet behaviour towards anyone turned into aggression. She was rude, to not only the clients but her own employees. I received a call and called back moments later for a question and was told in a rude tone that I shouldn't be calling because it is an emergency number I called (then why would I receive a call from a number they use for emergencies). And if I wasn't called about my dogs surgery being over then not to bother. The lady in charge was being rude to her employees who have been there since the very early morning to the minimum of 10:30pm when I picked up my dog. She was practically scolding her in front of any clients with no shame and getting angry over reasonable questions she had. It was not the type of energy I wanted myself or the other animals around after a stressful surgery, especially since animals feel the tension way more. So overall, the foundation:huge help, very thankful. The tall white lady in charge: could be better, watchout.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Toddy is 12 years old and needed a full mouth of dental extractions. Without a employment due to a disability, I am grateful that this serious condition was addressed with the help of this amazing organization. I do not know what I would do if anything happened to my sweet companion. Thank you and God bless.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Actors and others were a big help when I found out my service dog had torn his ACL, and needed surgery. I lost hearing in both ears a little over 2 years ago, and “Tank” since then, has had some training to allow me to take him in public. The cost of the surgery was overwhelming, so I reached out to Actors and others. They were so kind to help financially, but also referred me to a low cost clinic. Tank is almost fully recovered, and I am so grateful to Actors and Others for their help.

Monique K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bennie urgently needed surgery due a very bad ear infection on both sides. The cost was more than my family could afford. Actors and Others came to our rescue and graciously offered to cover half of the expenses plus neutering fees for any other pets we had. Wow! We owe Actors and Others a debt of gratitude for the help and support they’ve provided to our family

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 6 year old female Beagle named Violet went through 3 UTIs and crystals in her bladder in 2019. Once she started urinating blood clots we had an ultrasound done. The results showed a very large tumor in her bladder. We were then referred to an oncologist where she had several different tests for cancer cells. All of the results showed negative of cancer. This greatly stumped us and the doctors, since the majority of bladder tumors are TCC (transitional cell carcinoma). We were finally given the green light for surgery to remove the mass. But at this point we were out of money and needed help. We turned to Actors and Others For Animals and they generously donated for Violet's surgery. The mass was removed and the biopsy came out 100% cancer free! Violet is a healthy pup with many more years of life with love and happiness.

Client Served

Rating: 5

These wonderful people helped me get 3 feral cats neutered / spayed, August of 2019. One of them (Woody) got his paw hurt and needed to be seen by a vet. April 2020
Again Actors and Others stepped up to the plate and helped with the expenses , Woody stayed indoors for two weeks while he healed up ,and realized that it is much better being a house cat ,at least during the night !!
Thank you so much for your help, Laura and Beverly and especially Actors and Others !!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are definitely heaven sent! They were able to help me just hours before I had to take my pet into surgery! They also gave me tips as well to keep my pet healthy and gave me a list of low cost clinics as well. I am forever grateful for the services they were able to help me with and my pet is now healthier than ever thanks to the assistance provided by Actors and Others for Animals! I would highly recommend anyone who really needs assistance for their animal to speak to them. Thank you guys once again for all you do for those who desperately need the extra help we are forever grateful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

What can I say about actors and others for animals there is simply not enough time or space to say how much they came to my rescue financially to help me. Bella is a foster malt mix senior who I took in because she was simply doomed if she stayed where she was. First stop groomers and second was the vet. When we took her to the vets we all cried when they explained what had happened and what was needed. She was neglected and was suffering because of this. She had never been spayed or any dental care. She had mammary tumors as well as rotten teeth and severe tartar. The was scheduled for 2 surgeries. First was the spaying and removal of the mammary tumors and 3 weeks later her dental surgery. Which consisted of 7 extraction and severe tartar removal. After 2 week recovery she is a whole new dog! She has plenty of energy and whole new dog!!! If it wasn’t for actor and others who knows what would have happened to this sweet pea. I have no idea how to ever thank them enough !!
I am forever in love with actors and Others I am attaching phots to see the before and after of this sweet pea

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 12 year old dog, Penny Lane, woke up one morning and she couldn't open her jaw. She kept clawing at her face. We took her to a local vet who said she needed a bunch of teeth pulled, and the price was going to be up to $1,500! They gave me Actors and Others information and I contacted them through their website, and they got back to me within a day! They recommended another vet that would be less expensive, and they were literally a quarter of the price. It was still more money than we had so Actors and Others split the cost with us. It was such a needed blessing. Penny Lane is doing amazing after 13 teeth were pulled! I'm also excited that I have a new vet now. It's about an hour away but 100% worth the drive. Thank you Animals and Others for all of your help.

Melissa H.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had a stray cat living in our backyard, and he was injured it took us days to catch him, and we finally did, and took him to the vet. The vet said his leg needed to be amputated, and we wanted to help him, but we couldn't afford to. If it wasn't for Actors and Others for animals I don't know what would of happened. It was a long journey of recovery, but Mambo is doing great now, and he's such a happy boy.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My little Bella, maltese/terrier mix, was living a hard life on the streets of Inglewood when she was found. From the looks of her, she had been on the streets for a long time. She didn’t have any hair on her little body, only a little on her head and she only weighed 7-lbs. It’s a miracle that she survied in the heat, cold and rain, but she did. I took her to the Carson Animal Shelter and to a veterinary clinic to find out if she had a chip and she didn’t. While at the clinic I had a physical done on her to make sure she was ok before keeping her in my home around my other little dog. After she was given a clean bill of health I began to take care of her and we bonded immediately. She started gaining her weight back and her hair started growing back. Fast forward, she contracted an eye infection at a time when it was financially difficult for me, so I did some research and learned about “Actors and Others for Animals” and I filled out an application and submitted it. The next morning I received a call from Laura and after we talked about Bella’s eye infection I was told that I could take her to the veterinary clinic. With the eye infection she could barely open her eye and blood had starting seeping out. Several weeks after taking her medicine and putting her eye drops in, her eye was back to normal. I thank the donors at “Actors and Others for Animals” for paying Bella’s medical bill. You were the angels that we needed and we will be forever grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My poor kitty was suffering from bladder stones and you guys were able to provide me with help right away she is now doing amazing and I couldn't be more great-full. Thank you so much for your quick response and taking the time to help out "baby" and my family..

Client Served

Rating: 5

My beautiful disability service dog Niko has cancer. We had an urgent need to remove a fast growing tumor and also to determine the nature of it. I live on social security income and could not afford the cost of the surgery. It became very difficult to raise the funds. Many pet charities will not provide donations for older dogs with cancer, citing that cancer in a dog over nine is an old dog issue, not a health crisis. But the removal of this tumor was a health crisis. Not only did Actors and Others for Animals come to the rescue with a generous donation towards his surgery, but were also compassionate and comforting in our time of need. I will be forever grateful to them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Actors and Others are amazing people. Bailey our Golden Retriever tore her ACL playing in the park. After finding out that it is complicated and expensive surgery, we contacted Actors and Others. Beverly replied to us within a day and gave us a wonderful recommendation where to go for the surgery. She suggested to contact Panorama Pet Hospital who were half the price that we were quoted in the SouthBay area. This tip by Beverly saved us over $2500 and they still supported us financially with some of the cost. Beverly is such a wonderful person and we are extremely thankful to everyone at Actors and Others. It's been 2 months since the surgery and Bailey is walking well and we cannot wait to play with her again off leash. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication. Michelle, Christian and Bailey

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, my family and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the donors and staff from Actors and Others for animals for helping us with our dog Rocco. I'm a recently divorce woman, recent overian cancer survivor, a mother of three kids under the age of 5 years old. We have an 8 year old dog, Rocco who had a large size lump on the right back leg which was causing him tremendous discomfort, to the point of him limping. Actor and Others referred us to a veterinarian with very reasonable prices to check and perform surgery for Rocco. Three week ago he had the surgery done to remove the lump and he's recovered wonderfully. He is no longer limping. And recently the veterinarian told us that the lump was benign. We are so grateful and we are thankful for programs such as this. It was a true blessing. God bless everyone involved. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had rescued a very small chihuahua in November 2019(I think it was that time period) and she had extremely bad dental issues. The Humane Society gave me a price of almost $900.00. I almost fainted. Then they gave me different places where I could go for help with the cost. I am an 82 year old senior, and you know how much seniors receive monthly. When I filled out the request for assistance with A & O, a lady named Beverly talked to me and gave me the name of a veterinarian near home that I could contact. Although it was a difficult drive for me to make, I did it. They were so very kind and the charge was less than half of what the HSUS had given me. She is in tremendous shape now. She is almost 9 years old, so that just extended her life a lot (doubled it). I would like for Beverly to accommodate me with helping to donate regularly to your cause. I can't give much, but I have been donating to the Humane Society for several years, and I now believe that your organization can be more in sync with receiving a small donation per month. I will send the small donation from my bank to you by bank check. Please contact me (909-332-5052) so that I can set this donation up to help you to help others. Thanks so much. Carol Moyer. Sorry that I cannot send a photo as I don't know how to do it. Maybe later. She is about 6 lbs. and pretty set in her adorable ways.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Actors another’s was a godsend to our family and to our dog Rocky Balboa. Rocky was running and somehow managed to tear his ACL completely through and he needed a very serious surgery, which was very very expensive. We are very large family and I also take care of my grandmother that has Alzheimer’s So funds are limited actors and others saved rocky from a life of disability by not being able to use his leg this organization is amazing and one day I will pay it forward and pay them back when I am more financially able to.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We just want to say the HUGEST thank you to Actors & Others for Animals. Our dog needed some dental surgery. We were told by the veterinarian that our dog's tooth was probably extremely painful and the tooth needed to be removed. The cost to cover this is expensive. We had some money saved but it would take longer to save the whole amount. Our veterinarian told us about Actors & Others for Animals and how they may be able to help. We followed the instructions for applying. Laura was so helpful and nice. Actors & Others for Animals was able to help us cover part of the costs of our dog's dental surgery. We are forever grateful for their help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so very grateful to Actors and Others for their support. Sophie's paws are still red from how hard she was crewing them due to her decaying teeth pain. I initially thought it was allergies but shortly I realized she was in real pain. I was a student at the time and the vet I was taking her repeatedly quoted thousands of dollars for a dental cleaning, leaving me feeling powerless to help my pup out of the pain. Things turned around when a vet finally referred me to another vet who actually works with more reasonable prices. Dr Suman (https://www.panoramapethospital.com/) ultimately gave me a more reasonable quote and told me about Actors and Others. I am so grateful for this organization's support, it cut the bill considerably and it really made the procedure possible. Sophie has not once chewed her paws since then! She is the happiest pup again (as she had stopped playing due to the pain for the longest time) and I am so grateful she is not in pain and can enjoy the rest of her days giving so much joy to all those around. Thank you Actors and Others for making this possible for Sophie. I will spread the word about the wonderful support you give to people with pups.

iloveyouelvisclarkchaplin

Client Served

Rating: 5

My two year old Daschund was very ill. He was an outdoor dog and I believe he ate something that got him sick. Vets could not tell what was wrong. A few test needed to take place...which meant $$$. The amount was over my budget. I really thought I was going to lose Elvis. Thankfully actors and others came to the rescue and helped with a portion of my bill. I am so grateful that my little Elvis Clark Chaplin is up and running around like himself again. He also got his appetite back and gained his weight back. Now he is an indoor dog. I don’t want to take any chances.
Thank you actors and others for helping my little guy.
P.S He is named after Elvis Presley, Clark Gable, and Charlie Chaplin .
-Liz

Client Served

Rating: 5

My kitten Panther got out and was hit by a car. His jaw was broken and his rear leg. I am new to pet ownership and was not aware of how much an emergency vet bill could run! My Panther is only 9 months old and I've really come to love him. I was devastated and didn't know what to do, but I am so grateful for the Actors and Others Foundation, they were willing to graciously donate a substantial contribution towards Panthers emergency surgery and I will forever be so grateful. I hope to give back as soon as I am able. God Bless You All. Thank you again,
Sincerely,
Joanne Slaughter

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am retired and on limited income. Became owner of abandoned 2 year old German Shepherd mix. He needed to be neutered and I was unable to afford the procedure. Contacted Actors and Others for Animals and they not only paid the entire bill for neutering but also covered surgery for undescended testical.
Am so very thankful for this group of caring people. Could never have afforded to take in this beautiful creature if not for the support I received from them. Very Very Thankful.

1 Eva S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m so grateful for Actors & Others for Animals . My little 8 month old chihuahua was diagnosed with an open pyometra . It was a very emotional and stressful journey. I thought she wasn’t gonna make it every Veterinary clinic I called they told me she was gonna have to wait for an appointment and I never gave up to find a place that was able to take her in right away. Thank you so much now my little chihuahua is back to her playful self .

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My penny is doing great thank so much for your help it’s like penny is back to her loveing self

Client Served

Rating: 5

In May 2019, we found out that our golden retriever “Argentina” needed an urgent and very complicated surgery that involved splenectomy and pyometra procedures. That was at a cost of about $5,000, which we didn’t have. We contacted Actors and Others for help and they responded immediately. They called me and gave me a couple of numbers of other vets that could do the surgery at a lower price. We told them we only had $2,500, which were all our savings to pay for the surgery that could save our dog’s life. Beverly (from Actors and Others) asked me to give her a call with any news I had after contacting the other vets. I contacted a vet two hours away from where we live and they were able to perform the surgery (at a much reasonable amount). My dog had been misdiagnosed, she had a cyst in the ovary that was the size of a cantaloupe. Now our dog is totally recovered, she’s very energetic and happy. Actors and Others helped us to pay part of the bill so we didn’t have to use all our savings in the surgery. They were very kind and empathetic. Beverly called me almost every day to see how my dog was doing, even weeks after the surgery! We are very grateful with the financial help from Actors and Others, but mainly with the human and caring way they showed their concern for our dog’s well-being. We also want to extend our thanks to all the donors that contribute for this great cause, helping families to save their beloved pets. And thanks again Actors and Others for all your support!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Early 2019, a new rescue I took off the street and named Buddy, was attacked by another dog, while I was at work and my son was watching the animals. When I got home that night I checked Buddy over and he seemed OK, but 2 days later, I noticed he was walking slow, which I figured was just a sore muscle.

The next morning, he was very lethargic and laying on his side in the back yard, when I finally - 3 days after the attack - I realized his scrotum had been ripped open and he was very infected.

I took him to the emergency clinic closest to my house and was charged over $600.00 for a few pain pills and antibiotics. This same hospital was fairly adamant that I let them do a surgery called a Scrotal Ablation and the cost would be between $6,000. and 8,000.00!

I did not have that kind of money laying around and took him home. Upon taking him to another vet the cost was about 1/2, but I still needed financial assistance, even for $3,800.

A friend told me about Actors and Others for Animals and I sent an email asking for help ---

Not only did they help from start to finish, but they also found a teaching hospital that was able to preform the surgery for less than a 10th of even the lowered estimate and they covered the entire procedure.

What a God-send these people are in a world where so many struggle financially.

THANK YOU ACTORS AND OTHERS FOR ANIMALS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

The day will come when I can give back again, and you are at the top of my list!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a disabled senior and also a Cancer patient, so my furbaby companion is especially important to me. Sometimes money is tight and my doggie needed deep teeth cleaning. The first Dentist wanted an exorbitant fee. ACTORS AND OTHER'S was able to help me get a second opinion and his fee was about 5 times less. They also help provide the funds. Marina had her Dental cleaning . They did a great job. I will forever be deeply grateful for the assistance i received from this fabulous organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot rave enough about this organization. I was at my wits end, caring for a sick Mom, an autistic grandson, dealing with a bad knee and then came my little Miniature Pincher in need of a surgery I simply could not afford. It's been a tough few years and it's so nice to enjoy a small miracle. Thank you!!

Amanda P.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Actors and others came via a recommendation from my vet. I befriended a stray who showed up one day injured, which later we found out was a foxtail sticker in his eye. When we got him to our vet for his shots and neuter and an assessment on his eye, it was determined he needed to have the eye removed. If it wasnt for the help of this amazing group, I would not have been able to save my sweet Odin and give him a pampered life inside.

Mari S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so great full for the help I received from this organization! My 13 year old labrador, Roxy, had a few growing masses on her eye, all the diagnostics we received were simply scary and expensive, Roxy is a therapy dog with Love on Four Paws and she loves working at hospitals! Another volunteer at Love on Four Paws gave us the name of a great vet at North Figueroa Animal Hospital, Roxy received and affordable quote for her surgery and with the help of Actors & Others for Animals she is back on doing what she loves as a therapy dog, she is fully recovered, the masses might grow back but for now is back at work! We are forever grateful, thank you again!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Brad Humphrey my girl Lucy a black lab had a huge infection on the left side of her face from a dog fight. The surgery was over a 1,000 dollars. Actors and others helped out with a donation of 250.00. Which helped me out financially because I don't make a lot of money driving a school bus 4 hours a day.Thank God there are places like Actor and others that can help.people like my self to help take care of our fur babies. Thank you again Actor and others my Lucy is all healed and healthy.

Caspa C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Actors and others saved my dog's life. My dog Nala is our second child. Nala snuck off and got pregnant. But when she went to have her pup one got lodged in her canal. I didn't have the money what so ever to handle the expensive surgery she needed to live. Actors and others helped with more then they can normally even afford, I cannot express my gratitude enough to this organization. Thank you so much. When I can afford a donation it goes to you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Actors & Others, little Pookie was able to have pelvic surgery after getting hit by a car, and she is doing well!. Pookie is homeless with her momma and fur sister, staying in a camp in Long Beach. Momma was desperately looking for financial help to cover the cost of surgery. She had gotten one cost of over $4k from one vet, and was in tears. She reached out to me (homeless advocate) and I came across Actors & Others in my research. I quickly applied on her behalf using their online form. Within minutes. Laura called me, I explained the situation, and She referred me to Kinder 4 Rescue who could do the surgery for $1500!!!! Additionally, Laura pledged $499 and made the payment to Kinder immediately!! Pookie had surgery a couple of days later after my call with Laura (other orgs also donated to cover the whole cost). Had it not been for Laura and this amazing org, Pookie may have very well been euthanized as her mom was seriously considering that initially when facing the high cost and lack of resources. Besides the financial contribution, Laura took the time and effort to hear her story and situation and without hesitation, referred us to a wonderful vet resource run by volunteer surgeons. Thank you Laura and Actors & Others!!! You do amazing work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took Domino in to keep her from going to a shelter. She's an amazing dog, but has an auto-immune disease that attacked her gums and teeth, causing a terrible infection and requiring her to have surgery. This surgery would have been extremely difficult to do without Actors & Others for Animals. They reponded quickly in our emergency situation and provided desperately needed help at critical time. Thank you to all of your staff, volunteers, and donors! You help us help them!

Elizabeth M.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Elizabeth! My kitties name is Blue, he’s a linx point Siamese. Big blue eyes & extremely handsome. Turns out he had a UTI & it was urgent he received treatment immediately. I am a student & had just paid my rent & did not have any extra funds to help him, nor did I have anyone to help me. I live alone. I was trying not to give up, but after calling around 20 different places & not being able to afford any of them, I was ready to surrender him, I just wanted him to live. A random gentleman told me about this Group & so I messaged them immediately. I was not expecting a response, but I gave it a shot. Sure enough I received a call immediately & went down within an hour to a Vet, and it was all so simple. The relief I felt & still have. I am so forever grateful. I’ve had Blu since he was 2 weeks old, I bottle fed him & the hole nine yards. He’s my baby & they saved him. I can’t thank you enough!

Kent A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Well, my 12yo Yorkie, Scruffy, developed a huge lump on his front shoulder over the period of a couple years. When I finally saved some money, I gave A & O a call, they had me fill out their questionaire on their website. The operation was $900, including teeth removal and cleaning, and not including the re-visit for his cough.
The last time I received help, was a god-send. Scruffy's eye was mutalated by another dog, and after a week he was taken from apple valley to hesperia animal clinic, after he got lost, where they operated and removed his damaged eye. A & O asked for any financial contribution I could manage, I could only manage the $85 in my pocket, and that was good enough. I can't thank these folkes enough for their help, now Scruffy doesn't limp anymore... still fighting off the cough with medication. But you'd never know he was 12 he's got so much life-energy, I'm 56 and disabled, there are times when I feel down or depressed and Scruffy always makes my day brighter.

Thank you again, A & O

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for this foundation. My Katie has had a bad time with her teeth. I myself have been bogged down with bills and necessary scans for myself due to having Cancer twice. I couldn't afford to pay for her treatment in full. I was even Recomended a Vet from them. I Bet was wonderful. He even addressed her allergies and gave her medication for that. She had stopped her itching completely. I want to thank you so much h cor the help you provided.

Jim R.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 10 year old Chihuahua mix, Nacho, was diagnosed with Bladder Stones. After a 4-5 hour surgery to remove 100-120 variously sized stones which completely blocked him up making it impossible for him to pass any urine, he had to stay in the hospital for a full week under observation. Without this surgery he would have surely died.
But after a week, the bill was going higher quickly. What I thought was going to be $800-$900 in charges was quickly approaching the $3000 mark.
Most of the many agencies I contacted for help said they had no funds available to help with a bill that high. The Veterinarian's office wanted payment in full, but there was no way I could pay a bill that high at one time.
Fortunately, the folks at Actors and Others for Animals stepped up and found funding to pay Nacho's bill.
Today, one month later, Nacho is back to energetic self, running and jumping and enjoying several walks a day with his Daddy.
If it weren't for the timely caring and kindness of Actors and Others for Animals, I don't know what Nacho's fate would have been.
Thank you, Actors and Others for Animals, for bringing Nacho home!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My little mini Pekingese Coco needed an invasive dental cleaning, as I was struggling to get a vet to accept her. This review is long overdue, as I wanted to offer my immense appreciation to Beverly, several years ago. Unfortunately my dog has reoccurring dental issues again, even though I have tried to be astute in her care. Short nosed breeds are more challenging. I wanted to say thank you so very much, as I had initially wanted to send a card expressing my thanks to Beverly and to the vet in Fullerton, in regards to a different situation which arose previously with my little dog, some time ago., which Actors also very graciously and patiently, assisted me with. This acknowledgment is long overdue, as I’m so sorry. I’ve just had a lot of things come up in my life over the last few years. I cannot thank you enough for the kindness and generosity you offered towards myself and my little dog. Actors and Others is a top notch organization. I thank you so overwhelmingly much for what you did for me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello,

We are Scott and Laura Johnson, the very happy and grateful owners of a five year old healthy Dachshund named Lola thanks to Beverly and the wonderful people at Actors and Others.

Back in December, 2018, we noticed a mass on her under belly near one of her nipples that had grown quickly to the size of a golf ball and turned red and we became very concerned. We took her to a local Vet in Upland, and she was diagnosed with a mammoth mass of unknown origin. The Vet told us she required a number of tests as well as surgery totaling nearly $2,000 including spaying her. We were in shock and had no idea what do, as we are retired on fixed income mostly from social security.

One of the staff members at the Vet office told us about “Actors and Others”, a charity that helps pet owners with these these kinds of situations. She helped us fill out the paperwork for help and to send it out for consideration. Within hours, we received a call from Beverly at Actors and Others and she explained clearly and compassionately how the program worked. Beverly immediately made a pledge of $500 toward the costs of treatment. Beverly also counseled us on exactly what we could do to make the cost of treatment more affordable by selecting only the most effective parts of the total estimate.

We were able come up with some of our own money as well as some money from another charity and an affordable financing program called CareCredit and scheduled the surgery for the following week.

Everything went very well and the treatment was successful! Lola recovered quickly and today is a happy, healthy and fully recovered spoiled little girl.

None of this would have been possible without Beverly and the folks at Actors and Others!

Scott, Laura & Lola

Lisa O.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had nowhere to turn, this organization was there for me. I don't know what I would have done without actors and others assistance they are by far one of the best non-profit organizations out there, that help animals. Thank you guys so much!!:)

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Rating: 5

If it wasn’t for Actors and Others, I would have lost my beloved Lucky. Lucky became very ill and needed xrays desperately. I am a disabled senior and was frantic with worry ... and empty pockets. Thank you so much for helping to save Lucky’s life. God Bless you!

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Rating: 5

I am overjoyed with the generous and kind assistance I received. I am forever grateful.
In the past I rescued several colonies of cats. Being in need - severe need - for a kitty emergency was upsetting and surprising.
I cannot say enough GREAT THINGS about this Organization, and about Beverley. I will always be very grateful and certainly donate to them when I can. I'm over the moon satisfied, grateful and happy with their generous assistance.Thank you, thank you Actors and Others for Animals. THANK YOU

Valerie V.2

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Rating: 5

My name is valerie my cats name is gingee last year gingee was complaining and crying when he tried to pee i was scared because i have never heard him like that before i had to call off work and go to the vet and try to find out what was wrong they wanted to do so many test was going to be like 600 just for all that i asked them to do the basic and we found out he needed surgery i let the vet know i do not have allot of money is there a place where i can go that would be less expensive all they did was refer me to a specialist when i called and ask around how much it would cost they quoted 2500 to 5000 dollars i live pay check to pay check and that is allot of money for me thank god i had a friend who knew robert from nspca he told me about actors and others by some miracle they got a hold of me that day and said they would help not only help but they told me about kinde4rescue where they quoted me 1200 and actors and others would help me out and that helped me so much his surgery was done 24 hrs after i found out he needed it and he needed it asap he could have died if it was not for all the people that helped me out gingee would not be with me i want to thank everyone at actors and others for helping me out when i needed it for me and gingee we both thank you for saving his life and letting him bring joy to my life without people donating to actors and others it would not have been possible and i thank everyone who donates and made it all possible thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Mia R.2

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Rating: 5

I rescued Riley from a neighbor that clearly neglected her. She had a rubber band around her neck that had dug into her neck causing a deep laceration. I was not prepared financially to handle that and I refused to send her back to a bad situation. Actors and others definitely saved the day. I truly appreciate them.

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Rating: 5

I found out my dog had a tumor on his ear in November 2018. I was stressed out because I am a single mom that goes to school full-time and had no fund to pay for my dogs surgery. I called actors and others & within a week my dog got their surgery. They were a big blessing and My dog champ was able to spend another holiday with me (:

Ben De Marzo J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

LAURA, WITH ACTORS AND OTHERS HELPED MY DOG, WITH SURGERY TO REMOVE A EPULIS TUMOR IN HER MOUTH...FOR THAT WE BOTH. MYSELF AND MY DOG---PUPPY AGE 10..WILL BE ALWAYS GRATEFUL!!!---THANKS SO MUCH LAURA!!1

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Rating: 5

Hi , I am writing about my 8 year old Pug/Boston Terrier mix dog Carlton. Just like many of you our dog's our are world. My lil dog Carlton started bleeding from his mouth, it was enough where blood was getting on his bedding, it was obvious he was'nt feeling well, he felt warm, his appetite slowed up. I became concerned. I took him into Palmdale Veterinary here in California.
They told me he needed a teeth cleaning , possible tooth extraction. I came home talked to my neighbor next to me, I mentioned to my neighbor how I am on a limited income, I did'nt know how I was going to get my lil dog Carlton well again. My neighbor is the one who referred me to Actors & Others. My neighbor urged me to look them up online, so i put in a online application to Actors & Others, rite away Actors & Others , Beverly called me, she was kind, she informed me how this was going to work. They handled everything from start to finish in a exemplary manner. Actors & Others got in touch with Carlton's Veterinary. They decided to pay half of Carlton's Vet bill. Carlton needed two bottom front teeth extracted, a cleaning , an two masses removed on the roof of his mouth. Carlton has made a mend, healed, going on walks, jumping up an down, playing with his toys, chewing his bones an treats. Only God knows my relief an gratefulness to this Organization Actors & Others.
So thankful to my neighbor for connecting us to Actors & Others, also to Beverly for assisting us, if Carlton could talk he would shout out an say thank you Actors & Others for your help towards my medical bill at Palmdale Veterinary. You helped us through a uncertain time in this little dog's life. Forever grateful to this Organization Actors & Others. Sincere Appreciation, Carlton, Pug/Boston Terrier mix an his owner Debra Aujay.

Jurnei

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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.

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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.

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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