Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a community responsible for pet stewardship and humane treatment of animals. We manage and operate our city's public, open-admissions animal shelter, providing quality care and love to the animals in our facility.
Palm Springs Animal Shelter is located at:
4575 E. Mesquite Avenue
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Sun: 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mon: 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tues: Closed to the public
Wed: 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thurs: 1:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fri: 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat: 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open 11AM to 2:00 PM on Dec. 24 and closed on Dec. 25.
Animal Control can be reached at 760-323-8151
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Trap. Neuter. Release. Community Workshop with Best Friends Animal Society. Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter invites you to learn about the best practices of TNR and why it is the most effe…
Trap. Neuter. Release. Community Workshop with Best Friends Animal Society. Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter invites animal welfare professionals, rescues, shelters and shelter staff and vo…
Have you met Jasmine and Violet? These sweet sisters are inseparable and with good reason. Jasmine was born without eyes, and Violet, like a good sister, protects and helps Jasmine get around. They need to be adopted together, and are looking for a very special family to go home with. For more information on Jasmine and Violet come by the shelter! Photos by Sasha Middleton
Posted by Friends of the PSAS on April 17, 2015 at 8:30am
Meet Rascal and Ricky Boy, two of our very special cats who are available for adoption. Both fabulous felines are FIV+, and looking for a home together or in a home where they can be the only cat. We love this article by Ingrid King of The Conscious Cat dispelling some of the common myths about FIV cats. If you'd like to learn more about adopting Rascal and Ricky Boy, stop by the shelter for a special cuddle session with these two, and talk to our adoption counselors.
Reposted from The Conscious Cat with Ingrid King:
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) is an often misunderstood condition. FIV is a lentivirus, which means it moves very slowly, and it gradually affects a cat’s immune system. It is passed from cat to cat through blood transfusions and serious, penetrating bite wounds. FIV cannot be transmitted to humans.
There are a lot of misconceptions about this virus, and contrary to what many people believe, FIV cats can live long, healthy lives if cared for properly. This article hopes to dispel some of the myths surrounding this virus and provide a better understanding both for those who live with an FIV positive cat, but also for the many FIV positive cats in shelters and with private rescues who are looking for loving homes. The fact that a cat has the virus should not automatically eliminate her from being considered for adoption!
Fact: FIV is transmitted primarily through deep, penetrating bite wounds. Casual, non-aggressive contact of cats living in the same household does not spread the virus. On rare occasions, the virus is transmitted from the mother cat to her kittens, usually during passage of the kittens through the…Continue
Posted by Friends of the PSAS on April 11, 2015 at 7:06am
Thank you Tom for sponsoring a day of free spay and neuter surgeries for Coachella Valley residents!
Read our official press release about this amazing day!!!!!
Photos by Tamara Hedges
Getting Their Fix: Palm Springs Animal Lover Gives 33 Pets Free Surgery.
PALM SPRINGS, CA –One hundred pets were “Fixed” at the James O. Jessie Community Center last weekend, and thanks to one very generous supporter of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, 33 pets received their surgery for free.
Palm Springs resident Tom Lavin is a long time animal advocate and shelter volunteer, who sees firsthand how many animals come into the shelter, and decided to step up and help in a big way. He sponsored a free day at the Fix-A-Friend low/no cost spay and neuter clinic, a program of Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. The clinic ran for three consecutive days, but March 28th became affectionately known as Tom Lavin Spay & Neuter Day, and he was there to welcome pets and their families. Tom says, “The impact is huge, and being on the ground, seeing how many people need this makes me very happy.”
Last year, Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter launched their low cost/no cost spay and neuter program called Fix-A-Friend with one goal in mind: to provide affordable and accessible spay/neuter services to those who need it. Partnerships and sponsors like Tom, are making it possible to provide clinics more often.
Spaying and neutering is the number one way we can stop the flow of animals into our shelters, says Palm Springs Animal Shelter Director and No Kill Coachella Valley Co-Chair, Dr. Shayda Ahkami. “We are committed to spaying and neutering not only our Palm Springs pets, but pets across the valley. We would love to be able to offer low cost and free services every weekend, and sponsorships like Tom’s can make it…Continue
Posted by Friends of the PSAS on April 8, 2015 at 3:40pm
Trixie Bell is one of our mama dogs who recently gave birth to seven puppies at our shelter, and she is being the best mom to all her little ones. We've had a several litters come to our shelter in the last few weeks, and another special delivery on the way.
We love puppies, who doesn't? Puppies are little and squishy and soft and puppy breath…well that seals the deal every time, huh? As much as we loooove puppies here at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, we know that across the nation, puppies and kittens are entering hi-intake shelters that cannot care for them, and are euthanized as a result. You can help end pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering your pets. Our next Fix-A-Friend Low/No Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic is April 19 and 20, click here for more information or call 760-416-5718 to schedule an appointment.
Trixie and her babies are safe with us, and receiving the care they need until they are ready for adoption. If you'd like to donate towards their care or towards our Low/No Cost Spay & Neuter Program, click here.
Please spay and neuter your pets, you will literally be saving lives.
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Posted by Friends of the PSAS on April 6, 2015 at 6:00am
It's that time again. HOT. So hot, that even thinking about leaving your pets in the car while you pop into your favorite store is nothing short of deadly. Plus, it is agains the law.
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and the City of Palm Springs has partnered up this year to create an awareness campaign about Dogs in Hot Cars. Parking lot signs like the one above and other educational materials will be around town this summer, reminding residents and visitors to make the right choice. Leaving animals unattended in vehicles is against the law in the state of Califorina. Not just in Palm Springs (Ord. 1308 § 3, 1988), but also the State of California (Cal. Penal Code § 597.7).
You can help us share this life saving message. Print the following flyers to hang in your business or to have on hand around town.
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Posted by Friends of the PSAS on April 3, 2015 at 7:30am
Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is thrilled to be the April recipient of the Coachella Valley Spotlight Grant, which will help us to expand the reach of our Low/No Cost Spay and Neuter Program throughout the valley! Thank you H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and CBS Local 2!
CBS Local 2 and the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation present the Coachella Valley Spotlight, an award that highlights the good work of local non-profit organizations providing services to the area’s residents.
All 2015 recipients have been selected by the CBS Local 2 Community Advisory Board. Each organization receives media coverage about its mission and goals across a variety of CBS Local 2’s platforms during a predetermined month. Each featured organization also receives a $25,000 grant from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation.
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Posted by Friends of the PSAS on April 1, 2015 at 3:00pm