Animal Samaritans Celebrates
40 Years in the Desert!
Animal Samaritans was founded in 1978 on the premise that all pets deserve to be loved, respected, and treated like part of the family. Today, Animal Samaritans remains committed to viewing all living creatures with compassion and respect, with a primary focus on dogs, cats, and the people who love them.
After 40 years of service, Animal Samaritans has grown to become the Desert’s largest, most-comprehensive animal welfare organization by adopting out more than 10,000 homeless dogs and cats, rescuing more than 11,000 at-risk public shelter animals, and spaying and neutering more than 200,000 pets. They’ve also educated more than 225,000 school children on the importance of treating our four-legged companions with kindness and compassion and made tens of thousands of pet therapy visits to people in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, area hospitals, and facilities for disabled and abused children.
In just the past two years, Animal Samaritans has created new partnerships with local animal welfare groups and businesses. In 2015, they began a dog adoption program with The Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa and recently celebrated the resort’s 100th pet adoption. In 2017, Animal Samaritans began a three-year partnership with Palm Springs Animal Shelter and Best Friends Animal Society to help spay and neuter 10,500 community (aka feral) cats. Already, their efforts have made a dramatically positive impact on pet homelessness and feline euthanasia numbers.
Of its many partnerships, Animal Samaritans’ most important one continues to be with you, the community members we serve. Thanks to 40 years of individual, company, and corporate donations, Animal Samaritans continues to thrive and provide important charitable service to the Coachella Valley.
*Affordable Spay & Neuter
Domesticated Cats ($91-includes pain injection)
Domesticated Dogs ($113 – $153 – includes pain injection)
Flat-Faced (brachycelphic) Dogs/Cats ($148** – includes pain injection)
**To minimize the physical stress on your pet during surgery. Animal Samaritans requires the use of a supportive I.V. catheter for flat-faced (brachycelphic) breeds of dogs and cats. In dogs, these breeds include Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pugs, Llaso Apso, Shih Tzu and others. In cats, these breeds include, but are not limited to, Exotic Persians, Persians, Himilayans, and Burmese. Our veterinarian staff will examine the anatomy of your dog or cat to determine if he/she should have a supportive I.V. catheter.
Bladder Stone Removal
Pet Dental Care
Pet Wellness Exams, may include:
Anal Gland Express
Blood Work (comprehensive or standard)
Dental Care Assessment
Diet & Exercise Consultation
Ear Mite Check
FELV – FIV Test (cats)
Vital Signs Check (eyes & ears)
Vaccinations, Microchipping, and Hygiene Services only
Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 4:00pm
(Bring dogs on a leash; cats in a carrier)
*Vaccinations for Cats
FELV (Feline Leukemia)
FVRCP (Rhinotracheities, Calicivirus, Distemper)
*Vaccinations for Dogs
Bordetella (kennel cough)
DA2PP (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
Ask about our SECOND OPINION PROGRAM. We strive to give your pet the care he or she needs for at least 20% less than your previous vet estimates. If not, your Second Opinion office exam is free. Some restrictions apply. Schedule your pet’s Second Opinion exam today! 760.343.3477×3