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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

110 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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

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.

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

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

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!!!

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

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 .

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!!

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.

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!

Emilie W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had my Westie all her life since she was a pup, she is 8 years old now and I had recently gone to the vet because I had found a lump on her tummy and they had told me some terrible news! My fur baby had breast cancer! I was in shock! So I was panicking wondering how in the world am I going to pay for this, I know it’s going to be super expensive! I am working part time as a caregiver and trying to sell things online for extra money so I definitely did not have the money for this. Also someone stole my identity so I can not get a loan approved or open a credit card so I was stuck. Then I talked to the vet tech and she had told me about actors and others and another program called RUFF. I contacted them right away to let them know my situation. I received a call back right away and talked to a nice women for hours about everything and she said she would talk to the other agency and work something out. So I only had to wait a couple of days and sure enough they said they would help pay for the surgery! Phew I was in relief! I couldn’t believe it! It sure was a blessing! And my fur baby is all better with no signs of the cancer spreading either! Thank god! I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your tips and feedback and caring enough to help me pay for my baby to stay alive!

Client Served

Rating: 5

There aren’t enough words for me to describe how wonderful of an experience I had in working with Actos and Others. Not only did they help me with my dog who was on the verge of passing away, but they also showed utmost empathy and understanding throughout the process. I’m truly grateful and cannot say enough positive things about this organization, especially in contrast to the several other organizations of which I had completely opposite experiences. Thank you Actors & Others! Bella is so happy to be alive today thanks to your help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hazel was adopted in 2013 from a shelter in Los Angeles. She has been a healthy fur-baby until recently. We took her to a trusted vet and literally spent our last dime on her treatment. She still needed more tests to figure out what was going on but we couldn't do anything more for her at the time.

Our vet recommended calling Actors and Others. She told us that we are exactly the type of people they like to help; responsible owners that take in Pitbulls and give them a good life. They vetted us out to make sure Hazel was being well cared for and that we had the ability to care for her after her testing as well. They also made sure she and our other animals were "fixed". After the application and interview, A&O granted our request for help and thanked us for taking in a pitty and loving her fur life. All of this took less than a week, they truly understood the clock we were up against. Their compassion will not be forgotten.

Thankfully the tests came back negative and our girl is back to her self after a small dietary change.

THANK YOU Actors and Others!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My mother who is a senior and myself disabled are very blessed to have your service. Don't Know what we would have done financially without your help. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Roberta and Susan

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was recently laid off from my job when I noticed that my 13 year old cat, William, was having difficulty eating. He appeared to be in pain when he ate his kibble. Upon examining his mouth, I found that his gums were red and inflamed. I took him to the vet. They informed me that he needed blood work prior to anesthesia for his teeth cleaning due to his age. I paid for the blood work but I didn't have much more money to pay for the full amount of his teeth cleaning (and extractions of cracked teeth that I was not aware of until he was getting his teeth cleaned). I paid for most of the cleaning and Actors and Others contributed to the rest. I am so grateful for Actors and Others to help people like me that love our pets but are going through a hard time. We appreciate you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization helped my Missy! I am unable to work due to illness. And my cat Missy needed 2 teeth pulled, she had been getting infections.I am so grateful for the generosity of this organization. You saved my Missy
Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with this organization was great. Our dog Mocha got an infection of oral warts, Canine Oral Papilloma Virus. This is a common occurance in young dogs and older dogs. Well she caught a strain of if that was vicious. We tried to wait it out as all the info on it says they go away on their own. Well we waited a few weeks. During the last week before taking her in the warts grew in size and in quantity. They spread all in the inside of her mouth. They started to affect her eating and breathing. We finally said enough.

We took her into a vet who looked at her honestly 2 minutes or so. Didn’t even look inside her mouth, just to estimate us 1300 dollar surgery to remove them. We were shook. I had just recently taken a job after being unemployed for 6 months. Debt was piled up already that we had to get to first. We didn’t know what to do. We searched everywhere for organizations and came across Actors and Others for Animals. I filed an application Friday. Received a phone call by Monday.

They referred me to a vet who they had worked with in the past closer to my area. That vet estimated their cost to 1/3 of the first vet and this great organization also helped with a pledge. I think if it wasn’t for them things could’ve got way worse even deadly if they had not helped me. I see my dog happy again. Acting herself and I am super grateful to them for giving me that. Thank you. Please help and donate. They really are an amazing company.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My dog had gotten out of the yard a few months back but when I got home she was waiting for me in the front yard so even though she got out, I didn’t think much of it. So has the days went by I notice her getting fat but again didn’t think to much into it until one day I come home from work around 11pm to see her in her bed with a little puppy. This whole time she was pregnant. I stayed up with Ariel, my dog, till 3AM waiting for another puppy but nothing came. At this point I was worried so I found a 24 hour clinic that answered and told me that at my dogs age it’s not to uncommon to only have one to two puppies but i’ve Seen her give birth and every time she had like 7 puppies. The vet told to Waite a few more hours and if nothing bring her in. At 6AM I went to this clinic and they took her in and to be honest don’t know what they did but before anything hit me with a bill of about 500 dollars and said to me that this was just to see if something was wrong and at that moment I was like and if she needs surgery? They said it would be in the thousands. My heart feel cuz I have my dog, her puppy and no thousands to pay. I asked if they would work out a payment plan but said sorry they would need money up front. Then they said that there’s a clinic a town away that would possibly be better for me if money was the issue. I still ended up paying this place 100 dollars just for the visit that ticked me off since they did nothing but kick me out. I then went to this other clinic in where I waited outside till 10am when the vets got there and at this point I was so scared for my dog cuz I could see she was in pain. The clinic finally saw me but they said pretty much the same thing but they did help me with one thing. They got me in touch with Actors and Others for Animals, at first I was here filling out different applications online and leaving voice mails on different organizations pleading for help but within an hour a rep from Actors and Others for Animals gave me a call and told me they would help. After that one phone call, that clinic took my dog and fixed her right up. I owe Ariel’s life to Actors and Others for Animals and truly thank God that you guys do what you guys do. Thank you from me and my family who are all happy that Ariel is still with us and alive.

Client Served

Rating: 5

my Bella cut her back open and needed stitches and we didn't have the funds but thank God for people like you all who blessed our family by paying for the emergency she's 100% better and we can't thank y'all enough may God continue to bless you all

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!