I don't think I have to state the obvious which ultimately boils down to how much we love our pets! I’m a dog guy, specifically Boxers. I’m so taken by my dogs and the breed that I’ve spent just about every weekend for the past several years volunteering for Boxer Rescue LA. The joy my dogs bring me on a daily basis is endless!
Long story short, times are tough and one of my Boxers Cleo developed a few growths on her gum and tongue. My vet at Panorama Pet Hospital is a trusted ally and pointed me to Actors & Others For Animals for some help with this procedure.
Actors & Others For Animals was responsive, respectful and kind. I am blown away by the involvement they put forth on my behalf.
I have a healthy dog again with the help of Actors & Others For Animals. I am forever grateful for their kindness, generosity and care.
Vince DonVito (& Cleo & Max)
We call him pep for short. He is a big part of our family. His best friends are a German Shepard and a Pit Bull..he honestly thinks he's a dog. Shhhhhhhhh, i don't have the heart to tell him. Pepperoni got a urinary tract infection,uti and couldn't urinate. We went to the vet, they had a coupon and since i have no income anything helped, as it was i was putting the visit of a friends carecredit card, i had no money. We paid $875 and we're back 2 days later, pepperonis condition worsened his bladder was about to burst. I prayed that God would prevent him from being in pain. Went back to the vet where they put a catheter on pep...but he was going down hill rapidly, I began reaching out to various places, I called 20 agencies, sent countless emails. Only 3 responded back, One of them was Actors and others for animals, Beverly...god bless you, I don't know how much sense i was making, i was beside myself, but Beverly said OK i will call you back, now mind you Pepperoni is now hanging on by a thread, so time is of the essence, Beverly was peps guardian angel that day within hours we got approval to do Pepperonis surgery. He is doing great, he misses his crunches, but very very grateful and happy to be alive. I can't even begin to tell you how grateful we are to Actors and Others for animals, not only did they save peps life they were very easy to work with. God Bless you.
I can't find words to say how thankful I am for everything you guys have done for me and my little daisy. I cry like a baby every time I remember the moment I was about to lose my little girl and I got the miracle call from BEVERLY, while sitting next to my dog crying like no tomorrow and praying for her. I lost her mother due to the same illness a year before but there was no way to save her so imagine what was happening to me the moment I noticed same thing is happening with my other precious girl. About 12am I notice out of nowhere (she was perfectly fine right before all this) she started crying and that second my heart dropped. I check her and noticed she's having the same symptoms as my other precious girl that passed away. I started bursting in tears and at that moment my budget wasn't enough remembering the costs of the surgery and hospital care... I started searching with absolutely no hope but something pushed me to it. I don't remember but somehow I ended up at actors and others site and all I remember is filling something out and sending email or I'm not sure but yet no hope. I took her to the ER and they said her tummy is about to burst but we're not able to do anything so take her to the vet as soon as they open which was few hours later. I was crying hopeless while holding her in my arms and seeing her slowly giving up, while she was looking at me with this super sad/weak look.. that crushed my heartttt and just made me die inside. I get home impatiently waiting for the vet to open while calling million other places to get an idea but I knew I couldn't afford it at the moment so I was slowly giving up as well. Out of nowhere I get a private call, but I had forgotten about actors and others or any sites I have asked help from. I answered and it was AMAZING BEVERLY. This is Gods help I believe. Some faith I have lost in the past, came right back the second she said I'm going to try and help. My prayers were heard. I rushed her to the vet, they ran some tests and said we need to rush the surgery, she might make it. Beverly calls and says she might be able to get me to SAM AND SIMON FOUNDATION to get the surgery going as soon as possible. I called them , left a voicemail (I'm shaking and still crying like a baby thinking they might not have room for an emergency surgery) they called and said "bring her in ASAP" I drove all the way to them rushing there. They took my dog in within 30 minutes (this is already afternoon, I haven't ate or drank a thing, nor slept). During surgery Beverly called me and said she might not make it it was already spread everywhere (the bacteria). I was just begging for them to save her. Hour or 2 later.. she comes out of the surgery ALIVE but super weak. But then I had to figure out how I'm going to afford the costs for the hospital care and if we didn't give her the hospital care, she would die. Again Beverly did everything she could of even it was out of her lead and their budget but she went all the way for my Daisy and to save her precious life. We went that far, we couldn't leave her like that. So she called me back with good news AGAIN!!! The world was mine, I was soooo happy yet weak and shocked because of the blessing and help I got. She stayed at the hospital about a week and then she was all mine again, ALIVE AND WELL. ALL THANKS TO THIS AMAZINGGGGGG Organization. This June will be 1 year. I still praise them for everything they have done and LOTS OF THANKS TO SAM AND SIMON FOUNDATION AS WELL. They saved my little girls life! I love you guys so much!
Actors and Others for Animals,
I'm not much of a writer, so I'll make this short and sweet.
I am single, in my late 60's and live alone with Sandy, my dog, who is a my constant companion.
When Sandy became very ill and required surgery and I was without the funds to pay for the required surgery, Actors and Others for Animals stepped up and helped significantly in paying my very fair invoice from my local and highly recommended Rimforest Animal Hospital in Rimforest, CA.
I cannot thank Actors and Others for Animals enough because Sandy is a very important to me. She is not a mere pet, she is my friend and constant companion.
I have benefited greatly by the assistance from Actors and Others for Animals and their benefactors should know how their donations have had such a positive result. It should also be noted that the request for help process was simple and the response time incredibly fast, which was also very important in my situation.
Thanks again Actors and Others for Animals for helping me keep Sandy well,
I thank the heavens for Actors & Others for without their financial help my Mary's gum infection would have quickly gotten worse. They truly care about animals and their desire to help care for them is amazing. God bless this organization for without their help so many of us would be unable to get our sick puppies well.
Picture below is Matthew with his puppy Buddy and Buddy's brother (our family's dog) Moose. Moose and Buddy are 10 y.o. Buddy had been needing some serious dental work. It had developed into an infection in need of urgent care. I do my best to foster Buddy whenever Matt needs help. Buddy spends the night with us at times and comes inside to eat/drink and rest at other times. We have an extended family of pets in need of constant booster shots and vet visits. We didn't have anything left for Matthew and Buddy. We heard about Actors and Others for Animals from two different sources and decided it might actually be worth a try. Funny how you can get into trouble for not treating your pets. But when you go to the shelters and ask for help they straight up turn you away. Though the Burbank shelter did tells us about this organization. For that we are forever grateful. Buddy received his care in a timely manner from when we applied for help. Buddy is doing great. He's so much happier being pain free. Matthew has been homeless almost 3 years. Buddy is the most important being in his life. Matthew, Buddy and I all thank Actors and Others for Animals for their phenomenal charity. Peace, Sherry S.
P.S. The great vet work was done by North Figueroa Animal Hospital
My poodle is 10 years old and I noticed that she would not eat at times and she had this bad odor coming from her mouth. I noticed that her teeth were loose and her gums looks horrible. Then I noticed that her teeth were falling out. I was so upset. My first thought was do I put her to sleep because I am on a fixed income and did not think that I could have her medically taken care of. I was referred to ACTORS AND OTHERS to see if they could help me. When I spoke with Beverly she made me feel so much better about the situation. She told me that they would help me take care of my Sasha. This organization is a lifesaver. The procedure was done, poor sasha had to have all of her teeth removed. But she is back to herself and she is eating a lot better. I cannot tell you how happy I and Sasha are. This organization is a BLESSING.
Actors and Others helped us at a crucial time for he dog we rescued, MiMi. We found MiMi while on for work. We found her wondering the streets in the cold going thru turned over trash cans looking for food. She was limping, extremely thin, and shivering. We got out of our work truck and called her over and she waged her tail and slowly limped over to us. Upon further inspection she was covered in fleas, had rotten teeth, a horrible oral infection, and had several large masses over her body which were bleeding. If it was not for Actors and Others we would not have been able to afford MiMi's surgeries on our own. Five months later she has become a permanent paw-mily member and has gained weigh, and is extremely active. She loves to play and hobble around our backyard. If MiMi had thumbs and could talk she would sing Actors and Others praises. Thank you for what you do!!! You helped us save MiMi!!!
From my first text I sent about my sweet Boss until the first return text and call was almost immediate! I was so stunned and appreciative that Actors & Others really got back to me!! They told me where to take Boss and how to obtain an estimate for his care (low and high), which I did. When I called Beverly with the estimate, she at once, without hesitation, pledged a certain amount and gave me another name, Kathy, to leave a specific message with as soon as surgery was set. I did as she told me. Kathy is extremely busy helping many pet owners but she still managed to get back to me before Boss's surgery and after reviewing the situation with me on the phone, she pledged to cover whatever the remaining balance was on his bill!! I was, and am, overwhelmed with this fantastic nonprofit organization!! I personally called both these women and left messages if thanks which I hope they did receive. Please help fund this wonderful provision to help pet owners like me who love their babies, but who may be temporarily in a bad financial situation. They are our 'children' and without the help we receive, they would be gone. Thank all of you from the bottom of my heart!!! Please, please donate!!! Thank you.
My beautiful loving blue eyed pit, Chico, was attacked by three dogs. They had tore a hole behind his right front leg. I was told by one of the vet techs that they could put their hand in the hole and nearly touch his sholdera. I had initially taken him to one of those 24 hour pet hospitals; however, just to be medicated over night it would be nearly $300. At the time I didn't have the funds and wasn't able to get approved for a credit to get him the care he needed. I was far from ok with putting him to sleep either.
I had gone home with Chico wrapped up in a blanket and did what I could to care to his wounds. I had posted something on my Facebook about what happened and a friend of mine let me know about the Actors and Others organization. I had placed a call to the number I found on their website and they told me where to take him and they would help with getting him care.
It was like a gift from God himself because Chico's wound had bursted open. We rushed him to the Arrowhead Animal Hospital in San Bernardino just in time.
Every day I look at him happily playing around like he was a little puppy ( he is nearly 10 years old now) brings me sheer happiness. If it wasn't for the amazing people from Actors and Others this wouldn't be possible.
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!
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.
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
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.
Our cat managed to swallow a needle a few weeks ago. After going the normal route and spending approximately $3000 we were out of options. We had exhausted the vast majority of our savings and thought we would have to put our cat down since everywhere else was quoting approximately $2500 - $5000 for surgery. Luckily, we called Beverly who sent us to a vet who quoted us at $800. I couldn't believe it. Turns out, the total charge was $380. Beverly saved our cat who is now running around and being himself. Talk about a lucky break. Thanks to this charity, you really made a wonderful difference and saved us from a ton of heartache.
My Harley had a cyst burst on the side of his neck . I picked him out the day he was born. He is now 12 . Actors and others came to his rescue and helped me with the cost of his surgery. If not for them I don't want to think about what could of happened . He is home and a very spoiled happy boy. Thank you from the depth of my heart actors and others !!
Our dog Rose was diagnosed with a closed pyometra, the diagnosis alone cost us over 650 dollars. We were told the surgery would be at least 3 thousand. Beverly called me back that very night when I applied. Not only did they find me a better location they helped with the majority of the cost. Thanks the this amazing charity our best friend rose gets to be with the family for many more years. The most amazing charity i have ever seen in action.
I talked to Beverly from actors and other animals about my cat Oreo. She gave me places to call to receive help to have his teeth pulled. She was very helpful and sweet. I could not afford his surgery and with her help and orhers I was able to get him his surgery I would recommend them to everyone.
you know the story. a friend in need is a friend in deed. when faced with my emergency, a senior dog attacked all I wanted was grandma to get help. actors and other stepped up, not only with money but compassion. every conversation with Beverly was talking with friend. offering advice and over the phone someone to lean on. grandma had her surgery and its healing well. I hope I can have her love as long as possible....A&O THANK YOU SO MUCH
KIWI before actor's and others my little dog had been in unbarable pain due to bad gums. We never realized she was in such pain. She has keept this odor to her. We all assume it was do to her swilling her food whole and continually picking around her mouth. For about 2 years this went on. We figured the pain she did show at times come from her hip. When Kiwi was a puppy we rescued her from a puppy mill. She wasnt wanted and was going to be left on a street corner at 2months old. She during her time at the puppy mill was abused. Well we finally saw no matter what we did and bought kiwi to and in pain relief nothing worked. We found a low cost clinic and took her. At that time we were told kiwi need surgery to remove to real real bad teeth. At the time kiwi was a dog who shyed away from others, was very scared and would always be shaky. She would hide under the bed and never played with the other dogs. She never chewed her food swallowed her food whole. She had a small that no matter how many baths we would give her would take this small away. When we were informed of the cost of surgery we were devasted we didnt have $600 for the doctor. For one day and a half I stood searching for a program to help. I called every program I ran across every one wouldn't help because it was dental. Then I had filled out an application to Actor and Others. That same day they called and by the next day KIWI was going for her blood work and right the next day she went into surgery. Now Kiwi is a viberant dog full of life. She no lo get hides or shys away from people. She smells good looks happy pain free and we owe it all to Actors and Others and to the ones who donate to this life saving miracle making program. A big thanks from Kiwi to everyone at and everyone who helps Actors and Others stay in operation to help animals in need.