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Hear Ye, Hear Ye, AnSams’ Annual Meeting is May 8

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, AnSams’ Annual Meeting is May 8

Animal Samaritans is pleased to hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, May 8, at our state-of-the-art veterinary clinic on the Animal Campus in Thousand Palms. 72-120 Pet Land Place. The meeting is open to all members of Animal Samaritans. All animal loving non-members who would like to attend are invited to become members at the […]

Recovered and Ready for Adoption

Recovered and Ready for Adoption

Capone, the two year-old bait dog rescued by Animal Samaritans in February, celebrated his adoption day party on April 12. Beth Gruff, Owner and Medical Director of It’s the Pits Animal Rescue in San Diego, had been fostering Capone since early March. Now that’s he’s available, there’s no shortage of adopters. In fact, the hard part will not […]

Bo Knows Animal Samaritans

Bo Knows Animal Samaritans

Make that Bo and his sister Buttons. The four-year old felines are recent additions to Animal Samaritans’ no-kill animal shelter.  Their former owner, Sally Ruskinski, worked for many years at The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens before passing away this month.  She was in her 80s. Sally, a long-time animal lover, naturalist, and avid hiker, […]

Curtains for Shelter Life!

Curtains for Shelter Life!

It’s curtains for shelter life, I tell ya, curtains.  With names like Bonnie and Clyde, it’s no wonder we talk like gangsters. Here’s our story–and we’re sticking to it: When Bonnie and me was younger, we was rescued by Animal Samaritans.  We stayed  with the good Sams people for several months.  Then, this nice enough […]

The Top 5 Feline Diseases

The Top 5 Feline Diseases

5. Kidney Disease or Chronic Renal Failure (CRF). CRF is normally the result of a gradual breakdown of the kidneys’ nephrons, tiny units that help filter and process waste. Because it occurs over time, CRF is hard to detect.  Symptoms of CRF include frequent urination, extreme thirst, drooling, dehydration, weight loss and bad breath.  If […]

Vote for Our Tree!

Vote for Our Tree!

Come see the Festival of Trees at the Westfield Mall in Palm Desert. From November 17 through December 24, holiday trees decorated by local charities will be on display throughout the shopping mall. See them all and vote for your favorite.  The charity that garners the most votes will win $1,500 dollars!  So, hint, hint, […]

Pound Dogs Bound for Michigan

Pound Dogs Bound for Michigan

Ah, the miracle of social media.  Not only can Face book inform hundreds of loosely connected acquaintances that someone’s having a bad hair day, the barista at Starbucks was rude, or someone you’ve never actually met just “liked” a flippin’ trinket :=P Soooooo amazing OMG!!!!!, but it can actually be useful.  For instance, it can help […]

Meet Leslie

Meet Leslie

Why have I been named after a human? Well, the nice lady from Animal Samaritans who begged the adoption counselor to take me in, even though there wasn’t room at the shelter at the time–her name was Jill, and she had a cousin, who was friends with a woman named Gail, who had a cat […]

AnSams Rescue its 2,000th Animal

AnSams Rescue its 2,000th Animal

A shaggy, salt and pepper colored terrier and poodle mix with an injured leg became the 2,000th animal rescued by Animal Samaritans’ Adoption Alliance program. Animal Samaritans met Pet Orphans of Southern California, an animal rescue group based in Van Nuys, California, at the RIverside County Animal Shelter, on September 4th. Jeff Brady and Jody […]

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