Animal Rights

Guide Dogs of the Desert held its 7th annual Heroes Brunch

Guide Dogs of the Desert held its 7th annual Heroes Brunch

Guide Dogs of the Desert held its 7th annual Heroes Brunch at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa on December 7th. The event honored Dusty Wings of the Desert for their long standing support of Guide Dogs. Arriving guests could have their photo taken with one of the many guide dogs that were […]

Government plans to euthanize hundreds of threatened desert tortoises it was supposed to protect

Government plans to euthanize hundreds of threatened desert tortoises it was supposed to protect

Federal funds for a Nevada-based desert tortoise conservation center are running dry and wildlife officials plan to close the facility and euthanize hundreds of tortoises that were once classified as “endangered” and are currently considered “threatened.” The desert tortoise can be found in the southwestern United States, but its population has been dwindling. In some […]

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 […]

Scout’s Honor, We’ve Got Badge!

Scout’s Honor, We’ve Got Badge!

Animal Samaritans’ Humane Educators now provide educational classes for Girl Scouts at our no-kill animal shelter in Thousand Palms. The girls tour the shelter, interact with the animals, and learn how to be safe around animals and be the best, most responsible pet owners in the desert. “We’re teaching responsible and caring pet ownership,” explains […]

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 […]

PETA mad about bombing Guam with dead mice

PETA mad about bombing Guam with dead mice

The US government’s plan to bomb Guam with poisoned dead mice has sparked outrage among animal rights activists who have referred to the plan as a “clumsy dangerous massacre” of the snakes that have made their home on the island. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a Virginia-based animal rights organization, has condemned […]

Indiana couple facing jail for saving baby deer

Indiana couple facing jail for saving baby deer

An Indiana couple has been charged with a misdemeanor and is facing up to two months in jail for rescuing an injured baby deer and nursing it back to health in their home. Connersville, Ind. Police Officer Jeff and his wife, Jennifer Counceller, were in possession of a white-tailed deer that they found as an […]

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 […]

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