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Good Samaritan Animal Relief Fund

The Good Samaritan program is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit charity dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of animals in need. The program is supported by donations and managed by Best Friends Animal Hospital and volunteers from our staff.

Best Friends Animal Hospital established this program to meet the needs of injured or sick domestic pets that do not have an owner, as well as injured wildlife brought to our hospital. We are not a public animal shelter or adoption facility, and our cage space and resources are limited.


When a domestic pet is accepted into the Good Sam program, it is with the understanding that we will put it up for adoption after its medical needs are met.

All adoptions are carefully considered to ensure permanent placements that are in the best interest of both the pets and the adoptive families. Please take a look at the Good Sam pets currently available for adoption - you might just find your new best friend.

Pets Available For Adoption
Wildlife Fawn

The public, local law enforcement, Lake County Animal Control, the Conservation Police and other area animal hospitals all refer wildlife issues to our Good Samaritan program.

Good Sam supplies and funds are used to provide the specialized care and nutritional support necessary to prepare these orphaned and injured animals for release to their natural habitats. Our doctors and several staff members hold the necessary state and federal licenses that allow us to rehabilitate wildlife.

Learn More About Lake County Wildlife
Support Good Sam

Because we do not charge law enforcement or members of the community who bring in animals eligible for treatment under the Good Samaritan program, we rely solely on donations of supplies and funds to continue caring for these animals.

The Good Samaritan Animal Relief Fund receives NO state or federal funding.

Your financial support is greatly appreciated and fully tax deductible.

How You Can Help Good Sam