Helping Friends


The Helping Friends program gives seniors, people with disabilities, terminal illnesses, and individuals on fixed incomes the extra support they need to care for their animals, who often are their only companions.

Our deepest appreciation goes to the individual donors whose generous support makes this program possible.

If you need assistance from the Helping Friends program, call our Hotline at 310-392-5153 ext. 5 or email us at 




“When Bob was 10 he was diagnosed with having a skin hemangioma. Thank you so much for being a part of Bob’s journey to recovery!”                                

- Maryann E.




Hades was diagnosed with one of the worst cases of stones in his bladder that the vet had ever seen. Thank you all so much for your donation. You can’t understand how much we appreciate it!”

- Josh H.



"I wanted to thank Voice For The Animals again for their pledge.  Xena had a successful surgery.  She is able to move around but she's really sore. She's taking antibiotics and pain medications.  She's been resting a lot. She would've been put to sleep in a city shelter. Thank you so much for helping us give her a second chance to live."                                                                        

Thank you,
Jacqueline Horn



“Luke was treated for a gash in his leg after being hit by a car.  He’s doing much better now… thank you so much!  I’m so grateful for you guys and what you do to help others.”

- Jesus S.



“I wanted to personally thank you for your time and for your donation. Macho breaking his elbow was a financial hardship.  You were a blessing to us during
a difficult time and for that we are forever grateful.”

- The Gomez Family






"I had to bring my Therapy Dog Michael Angelo to the Vet today. I did not have the funds to pay for the full blood work and decided (bad decision on my part) to try to treat him. Bad news, the blood work came back positive for Pancreatitis.  I had to admit him to the Hospital.  Now thanks to wonderful people like yourself, I am a little at ease.

I thank you very much for your assistance, This means the world too me." 
-Marilyn Perez-Zaragoza



"Mia broke her leg this past Saturday night. My family and I are on a fixed budget. The money that I bring in is accounted for rent, bills and food. The
ex-rays the doctor showed me indicate she will need a minor surgical
procedure to place a pin on the bone in order to fix the problem. 
I really want to thank you for the help you have offered. It means a lot to my family and I.
Thanks very much!! :)"
Jeff Cerna



"We found Peanut in our lawn with an injured leg. Most likely hit by a car or motorcycle and abandoned in our yard. The wound was down to the bone and the paw was just hanging by fragments. The leg will soon have to be amputated. Thank you for your donation for the amputation at Moreno Valley Animal Hospital." 
Thank you, 
The Cornell Family



Teddy Longo

"It was so sweet of you to call back and a pleasure speaking with you today.  This is Teddy. He is the live of our life and family.  Day before Christmas Eve his back left leg started to give him trouble and by Christmas morning it was paralyzed and we were in the AV Veterinary office. After a CT Scan we discovered he had a ruptured disk and he had spinal surgery the next day. He is still in the hospital and hoping he will recover and walk again Thank you so much!"





"Hi Debbie, my mother Linda and I wanted to let you know that Dutchess is doing fine after her surgery last week. She had to have eight teeth removed. She finished her antibiotics yesterday and is starting to look and feel healthy! Thank you so much for your caring and donation - it made a difference."

With love & gratitude Linda and Cynthia 



"Dear Debbie, I just want to say thank you for the donation in helping Naz get the surgery he needed. Naz was abandoned  by a family who lives in our complex. About 2 1/2 weeks ago he showed up with a huge open abscess on his shoulder and I knew he needed to go to the Vet. I already have 2 rescue cats and I work 3 jobs just to make ends meet. Thank you so much for helping us."












       "Alfalfa needed teeth and abscesses removed immediately with cleaning. He had also developed nasal passage dripping since seeing Dr. Bill Connelly in October. Dr. Connelly had him on antibiotics and scheduled him for operation. Thank you. God Bless."

Jacqueline Thompson             











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