The mission of Sammie's Friends is to provide medical care for the animals at the Nevada County Animal Shelter, making them adoptable, and to support other disadvantaged animals in Nevada County that without help would otherwise be euthanized to end their suffering.
We accept donations to pay for medical care for the animals. Many times the animals have conditions which keeps them from being adopted, yet the condition is not considered an emergency because it is not life-threatening (i.e. demodectic mange, broken legs and hips, amputation of legs, respiratory infections, foxtails in the ear and nose, and many more conditions). If these medical issues are not cared for, no one will adopt them because of the condition they are in.
Animals often come to the Shelter because they are strays and have been abandoned by people who should have cared for them. Many of these animals have medical problems. In 2008, Sammie's Friends paid for medical care for 444 animals and spent more than $122,000 for their care. In 2009, Sammie's Friends helped 619 animals by spending $143,000 for their medical care. With your continuing donations, we can help even more animals in the future.