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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

112 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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 !!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Larry60

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ANGELS.... Is only one of the good things I can say about this organization. My sweet 5 year old blue pit Isis had a very bad injured toe, and needed an amputation. We had been fighting this infection for months, I am currently off work due to a neck injury and had literally exhausted my savings trying to save her toe. Our original vet referred me to a clinic, that referred me to Actors and Others. The lady who I spoke with was so kind and compassionate. I was so upset and honestly was afraid I would have to put my girl down. I could not believe when I was told that they would take care of half of our vet bill for the procedure. I can't say enough about this wonderful organization, and the lady who runs it! Thanks to them my girl is back to her old spoiled happy self! I thank God for this place and the Angel who runs it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was a normal regular day as always I came home from school and was about to start eating dinner, when I was started hearing a lot of barking in my backyard. I then went outside to bring roxy back inside and into my room when I noticed she was no where to be found, I noticed a hole she had dug in the back door neighbors house. the neighbor quickly called me over and had appolgize and said my dog was attacked by her 3 big dogs. the pain and blood dripping I saw on roxys face was heart breaking. I rushed her to the vet and treated her well and as soon as they could. A couple days has passed by and roxy was starting to look like herself again, suffering with bruises and scratches some stitches and a broken rib. When I found out how much the vet was charging me I was out of money and needed the help, when I found out about Actors & Others for Animals by my vet, I quickly got the help I needed and I appreciate it all so very much. Best service ever, I TRUELY recommend it if you are in need of a helping hand. Thank you so much for the help!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Jan_77

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.
Marie Thompson

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!
Diane Jasperson

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello Everyone,
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