Animal Samaritans has received a $750,000 donation for its new project to build the Pet Adoption & Humane Education Center from the Richard Brooke Foundation.
Animal Samaritans will name the future center’s indoor dog park and training yard after them.
With this donation, Animal Samaritans now has over $4 million in earmarked funds, pledges and real estate assets allocated to their project.
The new Animal Samaritans Humane Pet Adoption and Education Center will be built on two and a half acres of land on Pet Land Place, part of Thousand Palms’ larger animal campus.
The construction site will be adjacent to Animal Samaritans’ Thousand Palms Veterinary Clinic and has already been leveled and fitted for water and electrical connection to existing infrastructure.
With the recent addition of Mr. Jarred Ellis, Animal Samaritans new Director of Development and Philanthropy, the organization is able to redouble its efforts to realize its dream of building a new and improved space for homeless animals. adoptable at risk.
Animal Samaritans was founded on the principle of no-kill fostering and adoption of pets, and free humane education for area schools.
Founded in 1978, Animal Samaritans began providing free humane education to desert school children as far back as 1980. Today, they continue to provide free humane education to future pet owners, which includes specific lesson plans for elementary and middle school students, as well as annual Critter Summer Camps for local children ages 7-12.
In addition to providing new living space for up to 30 homeless cats and 30 homeless dogs, including large dogs, the new animal adoption center will include a multipurpose space for human education. Children will visit the new Animal Samaritans campus and learn: how to be responsible pet owners; what it takes to be a veterinarian, veterinary technician or shelter manager; how to recognize and report animal cruelty; how to avoid bullying animals; and the importance of neutering and neutering pets, for example.
“The Richard Brooke Foundation is extremely reputable and generous,” notes Animal Samaritans CEO Tom Snyder. “For several years, their support has been unwavering. This important donation shows their alignment with our vision and their confidence in us to achieve it.
To learn more about Animal Samaritans, visit: https://animalsamaritans.org/
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