Pets

The “Blessing of the Animals” in La Quinta

The  “Blessing of the Animals” in La Quinta

On Saturday October 6th pet owners brought their animals to either St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Palm Desert or St. Frances Catholic Church in La Quinta. This day is set aside to bless all animals. Pet owners brought all their loved animals for this special blessing. Some brought old and sick animals to receive this blessing […]

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 […]

Pet Owner Appreciation! Now on Through Nov. 30

Pet Owner Appreciation! Now on Through Nov. 30

Are you a recent client, pet adopter, supporting member, or financial donor of Animal Samaritans?  If so, we want to thank you!  Look for our Pet Owner Appreciation Savings postcard in your mailbox this month, or simply print out this e-newsletter.  Bring your appreciation offer to Animal Samaritans’ Veterinary Clinic and receive $5 off each […]

The Next Face of Dog Fighting

The Next Face of Dog Fighting

Dog fighting–brutal, inhumane, uncivilized, unspeakable dog fighting– was not only legal in colonial America, but it has also sanctioned and promoted. The practice of pitting two dogs against each other until one is either killed or so grievously injured it can no longer defend itself, continued in America without notable outcry or punitive repercussions into […]

Fall Speakers Bureau Launches With Animal Samaritans And Walk Across America

Fall Speakers Bureau Launches With Animal Samaritans And Walk Across America

Palm Springs, CA – The fall Speakers Bureau is being kicked off at The LGBT Community Center of the Desert with a presentation by Animal Samaritans on Improving the Lives of Animals & People on Thursday, September 13th at 10 am. For more than 30 years, Animal Samaritans has been providing an affordable animal veterinary […]

Two Thousand Lives Saved in 16 Months

Two Thousand Lives Saved in 16 Months

Thousand Palms, CA – By the time your skin recovers from its Labor Day sunburn, Animal Samaritans’ Adoption Alliance Program will reach an animal rescue milestone: 2,000 animals saved in less than two years.  Animal Samaritans, in partnership with Riverside County Animal Services (RCAS), has been rescuing more than 100 dogs and cats every month since […]

Gardening company faces $12.5 million penalty for adding poison to bird food

Gardening company faces $12.5 million penalty for adding poison to bird food

The US law and garden products company, Scotts Miracle Gro, the world’s largest marketer of residential pesticides, is facing $12.5 million in fines for violating numerous federal pesticide laws and for adding illegal toxins to wild bird food. The company pleaded guilty to distributing pesticides with misleading and unapproved labels, distributing unregistered pesticides and falsifying […]

Bighorn Sheep Observations Utilizing Remote Cameras

Bighorn Sheep Observations Utilizing Remote Cameras

2nd Friday Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series Twentynine Palms, CA, September 14, 2012 Society for the Conservation of Bighorn Sheep Camera Coordinator, Bob Burke, will share his knowledge of desert bighorn sheep conservation at the Second Friday Old School House Lecture Series.  Bob has organized the SCBS project that has collected more than 300,000 photos by use of […]