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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

109 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Selena S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Thankfully,
Theresa F. And Gracie Girl

Client Served

Rating: 5

Beverly and AAOFA have been fantastic with Morgan! He is a neighborhood garage dog that needs a better life and some surgery. Not only did Beverly recommend the perfect vet, but AAOFA also contributed to Morgan's surgery fund! They are truly angels. Thanks For everything:).

chewiepuggle

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I are so grateful to actors and others for their help with the surgery that saved my puggle "chewie's" eyes. He had a mass growing on one eye and when we took him to the 2nd vet he finally found the one on his other eye, he also had a mass growing on his gum that would have soon stopped him from eating right. The animal medical center did the surgery for a very low price and they accept actors and others. Thank you Lord for non-profit groups like actors and others!!! SINCERELY!!!! RON &MARIA MAXEY

Seth J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was very happy to get a pledge for my dog Jo Jo to get spayed over at The Spay & Neuter Project LA in Van Nuys. They also told me about two other non-profits who agreed to help me with a pledge for the surgery. They were very kind and caring over the phone, and my pledge was over at the location on the day of the surgery. Thank you so much!

Daggy50

Client Served

Rating: 5

My little Chihuahua-mix "Minnie" needed orthopedic surgery on her back leg and Beverly of "Actors and Others for Animals" helped us find an excellent surgeon in my area. They also contributed to help cover the cost. This surgery is going to help Minnie live a long and mobile life. All of my dogs are rescues and they have been through some rough times. It's really great to have an organization like "Actors and Others For Animals" for information, referrals and financial assistance.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I want to thank everyone involved with Actors and Others, along with all those who support and donate to Actors and Others Foundation. They helped us pay a portion of the cost of Tila's Operation. Thank you so much from the bottoms of our heart we are so grateful to Actors and Others.

Many blessing to Actors and Others.


Client Served

Rating: 5

I owe Actors & others a huge thank you , I didn't believe that they would actually reach out to help me but they did and when they did it was a miracle I felt as if god answered my prayers. I'm only 18 years old and my dog was on the urge of life and death. My options were either to put him to sleep or pay the bill. I was so stressed out because I couldn't afford the bill but I didn't have the heart to take his life away so I took a chance on Actors and Others . So thank you Actors and Others and to who who Donates because u truely are saving lives and helping us out so thank you so much it's very much appreciated.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for your help with our beloved Sheltie, Lancelot!

Extraordinary times take extraordinary angels!

Your organization and its angel donors are just such heroes.

Thank you for helping us with the surgery our beloved Shetland sheepdog, Lancelot, needed recently.

Lancelot is 8 years old. We’ve loved him since he came into our lives at 11 weeks old. My son is a single child of a single parent and Lancelot is his beloved pet.

We’ve never needed help with caring for our Lancelot until now. So we want to thank you so much for your gracious assistance.

Peace and Blessings,
Glenna and Matthew

Client Served

Rating: 5

My doggie Crickett got diabetes and pancreatitis, both recently, and Actors and Others came through to help on both counts. Their generosity lessened the burden on me being a senior, disabled and low income. The help saved the little fellow, who is happy right now at home!

Maria83

Board Member

Rating: 5

As an organization that provides veterinary subsidies to senior citizens, low income families, ill or disabled individuals, and families that are experiencing financial hardship, Actors and Others for Animals assists thousands of individuals each year with their animal care needs. With a fundamental mission of ending the tragedy of pet overpopulation, A & O is stemming the tide of unwanted animals entering the California public shelters, thereby reducing euthanasia statistics dramatically. Founded more than three decades ago, the organization is at the forefront of legislation to protect animals of every breed and species.

Client Served

Rating: 5


Holly was fighting for her life in critical care with kidney damage, probably due to shock...
We found our cat Holly lying motionless in the yard. We heard dogs barking, but we did not see an attack. We do not know what happened, but the vet thinks the distress, and maybe a dog stepping on her when she froze sent her into shock, and she needed time for her kidneys to recover. She was on IV fluids and meds in critical condition. We rescued her fall of 2004, and she has been the sweetest most amazing cat ever. A total sweetheart, in the wrong place at the wrong time, and we felt terrible about it. We would not have been able to continue her care and treatment at the hospital without the help of Actors and Animals for Animals, because we were running out of funds. Their donation allowed Holly to stay at the hospital and receive the treatment she needed to save her life. Thank you so much for your help to save Holly!!!!

febsky

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Jonimae and Actors and Others for Animals helped me spayed and neutered both my dogs Jojo and Lulu. Without their help, it would take me a long time to get them neutered/spayed and I would probably have to give up my Jojo who I rescued from the street.
I am more at ease knowing that the two dogs will live a healthier life. The clinic that they sent me (pet doctors of industry) was an awesome clinic.

Thank you much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

my name is jamie stanton and i have a cat that is 9 years of age. she is very important to me and my family and she for the first time has gotten sick and i have not got the funds at all to help her. i then searched the internet and found actors and others and filled out the application. within not even an hour they called me and set me up a place to take my kitty and then payed for her visit and so much more and it is something that i never thought could happen. i am so grateful for them and all the people who have donated their time money and efforts to help the animals that need it and the people that own the pets. They are great people and i hope to help them out in the same way they helped me and my pet in the future. thank u actors and others

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am disabled and my service dog and I were working with children in orphanages in Mexico, when she fell off the bed and broke her leg, which apparently was quite serious and needed an operation. The operation needed to be done sooner then later or they could have to amputate the leg. We flew back to Los Angeles right away, where we met with my vet, who confirmed the seriousness of the injury. The vet recommended a specialist, who quoted $6000 for the operation. As with most people, money is an issue and I looked for someone less expensive but the average price was $4000. Finally a friend told me of a vet in Idaho, who was the best at this surgery but it was a 14 hour drive. Armed with determination, I drove the 14 hours and had a successful surgery for about $2000. It was then that I remembered Actors and Others for Animals from years ago when I witnessed a dog hit by a car and received financial aid from them. I went on line and shared my story and within 48 hours I received a personal telephone call from a representative who said to me, "Did you really drive 14 hours to a vet?" I replied, "Yes" as I was not able to afford the vet in Los Angeles. Amazed by my determination, Actors & Others for Animals came through again and helped with with the vet bill. I can't speak HIGHLY enough of this organization and what they do for those who are subject to such high vet prices only so that they can keep those that they love, our pets, alive.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have to say that Actors in Other's surpassed my expectations than many when asking for help in a situation where I had almost given up. I contacted them on a Saturday after going to the Humane Society who surprisingly was very expensive for surgery and meds for my mom's dog Precious. . I received a call early Monday morning from Beverly who was so compassionate and understanding she quickly gave me another veterinarian for a second opinion & assured me their prices were very reasonable. Before I can even secure an appointment for the surgery Beverly had already got her very kind donors to provide me with $309 dollars for the surgery which was greatly appreciated by my entire family and precious siblings. Thank you actors & o from the bottom of our hearts♥♥♥♥♥! ( so sorry about resubmitting this, your website is a challenge on a mobile phone!)