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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

77 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our dog, Harley, had not been eating well and was not quite his usual energetic self, and we discovered that he had severe gum disease. There was a significant amount of infection, and left untreated Harley would continue to feel poorly and the infection would only get worse and continue to spread. We were told that the surgery needed would cost around $600. We are a family of 7 living on a single, non-profit income, and we simply didn't have the money to get Harley taken care of. Our hearts were broken at the thought of having to give Harley up in order to get him the treatment needed, so we contacted Actors and Others for Animals as well as another program through our county animal services. Between these two organizations, the cost of Harley's surgery ended up being completely covered, and he is now healthy and back to his usual happy self! We are so grateful to Actors and Others for Animals for helping make it possible to get Harley the care he needed!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My sweet little dog Pepper was a gift from the shelter. They said she was healthy except for a little tartar on her teeth. When I took her to the vet it turned out she had a truckload of infected teeth and I didn't know how I could possibly pay for the treatment. He said it could affect her heart, so I knew I hd to help her. Actors and Others offered to help me pay, and both Pepper and I are thankful. I am an old disabled lady but I need to take care of my dog and it was wonderful to get help from this kind organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This was our sweet Kiki, she had a tumor and we couldn't afford the surgery, as we had serious health issues as well, actors and others came to our rescue! We knew her situation was dire and we were able to enjoy more time with her as our pet. She was a seriously abused rescue and it took many years for her to trust us, eventually she allowed us to pet and hold her, she will be missed but our many thanks and gratitude go out to the organization that made it possible for us to extend a life that meant so much to us. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
The Lane family

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you Beverly and staff for this organization Nena Maltesa is a life and recovering the pneumony she have. Thank you for the money it help Nena to stay at the hospital for 3 days . Aminals lovers please help people save their dogs life donating to this organization . They help me because I spend all the money I had treating her sickness and need more money until I have a loan. Nena treatment is been to long two months and still have to be treated. Unfornunatly I can not find a job and Nena stop her inyeccions. God help us. Thank you for the help.