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
I have an 11 yr old chihuahua mix that has been no stranger to our veterinarian. He suffers from seizures and arthritis and is on medication regularly for this. A product of overbreeding, not by me, has caused his teeth to rot and he started growing warts as he's aged. Puss pockets in his teeth were causing pain and gingivitis. For unknown reasons he started chewing his warts and causing infections. I am on permanent disability and with his regular medical checks and my daily living I couldn't afford the surgery needed to care for him. Actors and Others pledged $250 toward my bill. They called me back in 24 hrs. This group legitimately cared for the wellbeing of my baby.
Our dog Cairo dislocated his knee cap and tore a ligament while chasing a ball. We were told by our vet that it would be more than $3,000 to operate and for follow-up. We contacted Actors and Others and were able to refer us to a specialist who not only knew more but was also much more reasonable with the fees. It ended up costing $1,600 with actors and others helping out with $400. I don't know what we would have done without Beverly at Actors and Others advising us with kindness and empathy. Cairo is now running around again, happy to be chasing balls.
My 6 year old dachshund 'Sparky' got attacked by a stray dog. He had his jaw broken and the surgery cost was too much for me. I sought out for help from many foundations and organizations but Actors and Others were the only one who really helped. Thanks to Actors and Others Sparky got his surgery done and is on his way to recuperation. Thank you so much!
Having rescued a cat my neighbor left behind, I notice that he has an eye infection. I tried to alleviate it by giving him antibiotics, but no results. I knew it was necessary to take him to the vet, but I just had taken my old cats with liver and kidney disease to have blood tests, so I was short of cash. Unfortunately, it could not wait. When we got to the vet, he needed to operate right away since the eye was in a bad condition, the eye socket was almost out and the eye was very infected. The surgery was expensive for me, even with the discounted price they gave me. I had some money but not enough. The cat also needed to be neuter, . That is why I called Actors and Others for some assistance. Not only they helped financially but they also gave me a piece of mind so I could be focus on what was important in that moment--the cat. Stripes came out with flying colors from the surgery; he still needed to be in antibiotics to fight the infection. It took three weeks for him to recuperate and although he lost one eye, he is getting used to see with one eye. Every night he looks for his cozy bed and curls up looking at me like saying Thank you! It is Actors and Others the ones that deserve a big Thank you. Their kindness, their assistance and their concern for Stripes made it so much easier for me. I am forever grateful for giving me a hand when I most needed. Stripes and I thank you one more time.
Our dog Boxer suddenly had become paralyzed due to a slipped disk in his back. His back legs were no longer functioning and he was unable to use them at all. He was just dragging himself around the house. It was so sad. I reached out to a few different places to get a procedure paid for where the vet would try later treatments in our dog to see if it would help. It is a safer and cheaper alternative to the surgery. So Actors and Others was awesome! They got back to me right away about the case and were very concerned about our dog and us. Within a day we had some money out toward the procedure from Actors and Others! Our dog has fully recovered the use of his legs!!! He is walking and so so happy. I am so grateful for Actors and Others and the help they offered.
My name is theresa , I have recently found myself at the bottom of the barrel having literally lost everything I ever had except my truck and my best friend in the world Gracie. She had her first heat not long ago and despite my best efforts to keep her separated, she became pregnant with a litter of great Dane puppies. My Gracie is a small Staffordshire terrier pitbull, and is in no way built to handle a litter from a breed of that size. Imagine my terror realizing that the only one I had left in this world, my best friend and my family was going to die, and I had no means to prevent it. No money for needed veterinary care and no way to get the money. Imagine knowing that there was a way to save the life of the person who means the most to you, and having it be. Just out of your reach. Thankfully I remembered what my sweet Grammy had told me long ago about her beloved Betty White promoting a place called Actors and Others for Animals. So I quickly contacted them and filled out their online application for assistance, and to my amazement they responded not within days, but WITHIN MERE HOURS!!! 2 days later I was picking up my Gracie from the vets office! Although she was very scared as she had never been away from me since the day she had come into my life, she was also very much alive and on her way back to being the happy and healthy canine companion who has honestly been my only reason to keep going. If it had not been for a sweet woman I know only as Beverly @ Actors and Others, and the people she entreaties to help us at the Ruff irg. And Ontario spay and nueter, there is no doubt that I would have lost my best friend and my life would be forever devastated with that loss. I cannot express my thanks enough to convey the depth of my gratitude to Beverly and all of the unknown paticipents in my personal miricle. These selfless giving souls gave me back my friend, they are the godsend that I so needed in my time of desperation.
Theresa F. And Gracie Girl