I have been contributing to Actors & Others for Animals for many years, but have never needed to ask for their help for myself until recently. After getting my 2 year old cat's teeth cleaned, I was told she needed to have a bad tooth pulled. I was quoted two prices for this procedure: the lowest was $769 and the highest was $1,493. After I recovered from the shock of this, I started to think about where I could get another reference and quote. Thankfully, I thought to contact Actors & Others and was told about the Sharp Pet Hospital. I called and was immediately able to get an appointment. As it turned out, not only were those estimates way out of line, but my cat doesn't need any dental work at this time. I am very grateful to Actors & Others for Animals and the Sharp Pet Hospital.
My rescued cat, Ruby, needed all of her teeth removed Because the surgery is expensive, our vet's assistant told me about Actors and Others and suggested I contact them and submit an application for financial help. The lady I talked to, Beverly, explained how they determine eligibility, etc. and told me I would be hearing from them, one way or the other. As things turned out, They were able to help me not only with the cost of the surgery for Ruby, but also the cost to neuter a male kitten that I have rescued. Since I am on disability, this was the most wonderful thing! Thank you so much and thank all of you who donate to help me and other pet lovers who due to circumstances, cannot afford the cost of veterinary care.
I recently discovered a stray cat with a lump on its neck. After examination at Huntington Pet Vet, it was found the cat also had several decayed teeth. I had a dilemma – how to pay for these services. Because of my limited income, I was referred to Actors and Others for a possible donation. It was very difficult for me to ask for help – and I had trouble swallowing that false pride. I got on-line and filed an application. Within a very short time, I received a call from Beverly, who showed compassion and understanding as I “made my case”. When a list of charges was issued by the vet, Beverly agreed to a donation that allowed a balance that I could cover. I was overcome with gratitude. Because of Animals and Others, a beautiful creature continues to explore with renewed energy and without pain. Actors and Others has given this gift, and our neighbourhood thanks you, indeed.
Thanks to the support of Actor's and Other's my recently rescued little Oliver was able to have the much needed dental surgery so he could start his new life.Your caring and compassion has made such a difference in our lives!
Thank you so much for your much needed financial help for our dog Sammy. I'm a disabled. Senior and I'm also raising a grandaughter, the last of three that I've raised actually. Also taken in many animals and kept them all in till they grew old and died
I've worked very hard over the years in till I became disabled. By then all savings had been used up My grandaughter and I have to live on a very small income we also have two more dogs and two more cats all throwaways. Sammy was very ill and because of your most needed help. Sammy got the proper help from a good vet and l'm very thankfull for that Thank you again so much Also I 'd like to thank all those who so kindly donate funds to actors and others which make it possible for low income people like me to obtain proper much needed care for their beloved pets. -JC
Buddha the dog and I want to thank Actors and Others for Animals who very generously contributed to the cost of his surgery. Buddha was diagnosed with two very large tumors on his right rear leg. They were making walking more and more difficult for him and would shortly be inoperable. Now this dog is full of spirit and we all wanted his life to be long and fruitful. I didn't have the funds for such an operation so the Veterinary Hospital gave me the name of Beverly at Actors and Others. As it turned out the two tumors were actually one giant tumor that had grown throughout the leg. A difficult surgery to be sure. Buddha was in good hands, however, and his surgery put him back on all four legs and running. Beverly was a tremendous help during this entire situation and I will never forget her kindness. I could never have given Buddha this operation were it not for the contributions. I am very grateful for all those people who help others whose animal friends are in need.
I would like to " Thank everyone" from Actors & Others from the bottom of heart and also for "Buddy." Without your assistance it would of not been possible for me to get the medical attention needed for my 12 1/2 year old German Shepard who's name is "Buddy." Again, thank you and also much thanks to the Doctor & Blanca at "All Pets Medical Clinic!"
Patti & Buddy Torrez
I would like to send a HUGE Thank You to a woman named BEVERLY.!. On July 9th, my son Messiah broke his leg while jumping over a baby gate to try and get into another room. As he landed, he landed wrong and broke his leg right past his wrist. I called everywhere trying to get help and or even a lead on where to go or call and only one person called me back and actually helped me and that was Beverly! Without her my son Messiah would have not got the surgery at the lowest cost possible! She knew exactly where to send me to get the best care at the best price. It may have been a ways away at the Ontario Spay and Neuter Hospital but I would drive anywhere to get his surgery done the right way. Also with Beverly's donation I would not have made my goal to get his surgery done on time! He got his surgery on July 19th at Ontario Spay and Neuter. Messiah and I thank you greatly for what you have done for us!
Dear Actors and Others,
My name is Riv, and I am an almost 14 year old domestic medium hair cat. I got really sick about 8 weeks ago, and could not pass my poo, and I lost almost 50% of my body weight. My mommy took me several times to my doctor, and other doctors too, but they just couldn't figure out what was happening.
I had surgery on 9/11 and we found out what the problem was. Somehow I found an artificial plant with Styrofoam berries and ate some of the material. Anyway, I was really backed up, and had a nasty constriction, so my doctor removed that and all the stuff that was in my small intestine.
Since mommy couldn't afford to pay for all of my surgery, she turned to Actors and Others to see if they could help. Thank you Actors and Others and Miss Beverly for helping to save my life.
If anyone else needs help, and they ask mommy who should they turn to, we will both tell them about you. You worked a miracle when no one else was able to help
With much love,
A very grateful Riv
PS: This is Riv's "mommy". I can't thank Actors and Others enough. Without the help and support that Beverly extended, this would have had a very different outcome. To Beverly and everyone associated with Actors and Others,a great big THANK YOU.
Actor's & Other's for Animals helped me pay to have my Layla put down to sleep due to her spinal cord injury. And she is no longer suffering I am thankful for this program, they were very helpful, caring & compassionate for us. The call return was fast I was shocked. I greatly appreciate your generosity. Thanks, especially to Beverly