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 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.
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 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 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!
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.
I feed, vaccinate and take care of anyone's pet that needs it. Including spaying/neutering. I normally only have one or 2 animals fixed at a time, so, I don't ask for financial assistance because I go to the local humane society because they don't cost as much. This time I'm fixing 7 dogs at a time and I'll be fixing a cat in the near future. I had all the dates set, but I just didn't think I could do the nearly $600 it was going to cost. That included surgery, rabies shot and expected extra costs for one of them. I of course cannot administer rabies because that has to be done by a licensed veterinarian. Anyway, I just didn't think June would be a month I could afford it and called to reschedule the appts. and the receptionist suggested three charities that could help. I figured if I could just get $10 per dog from each charity I'd cut my cost in half. So, I emailed actors and others and then called Monday because I know they've got to be swamped all the time, most animal organizations are, and the lady I spoke to was very nice. I didn't give her a chance to offer more than $10 per dog and she was nice to give it to me. Later the same day Beverly called me in response to my email and I told her I'd already spoke to someone and she'd pledge $10 per dog for me. Beverly and I argued for a few minutes about why I wasn't asking for more than that since they weren't my own pets and because on top of their medical needs I typically take care of daily needs for these animals. In the end she pledged $30 per dog. I could't believe! I told her starting in July I will return the favor by setting up a monthly donation of my own.
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The woman I just spoke to was very rude and not helpful when I told her there was a cat in need that had been abandoned by it's owner. She said it was my responsibility to NOT take it to the animal shelter, and then she hung up on me! Sorry, but that is not charity for me! I had called to help this cat, to see if there was any other way other than the shelter. Maybe she was having a very bad day, but it looks bad for their "charity." If they are not helping the public like me, then where is their money going?
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