Grant Will Help Pet Owners
100 dollar bills growing in the grass. Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR

A $25,000 Coachella Valley Spotlight grant will allow hundreds of pet owners to sterilize, vaccinate and microchip their pets – at little or no cost. 

The money is from the H. N and Frances C Berger Foundation, and it is going to the  Coachella Animal Network (C.A.N.)

Kim Maguire-Hardee from indio started  the Coachella Animal Network back in 2013.

 Each year, C.A.N. provides about 800 spay and neuters and more than 2200 vaccinations and registered microchips for dogs and cats, plus about 200 dog licenses. C.A.N. also educates pet owners on grooming and offers nail trimming and ear cleaning. Each month, C.A.N. organizes a 2-day clinic for these services at ABC Recovery Center, located at 44374 Palm St, Indio. The next walk-in, free vaccination clinic is scheduled there on October 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Spay and neuter services are available by appointment only, and may require a waiting period, because of the excessive need. Once scheduled, residents only pay $25 per pet for sterilization surgery.


Through the Coachella Valley Spotlight partnership with the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and News Channel 3, Coachella Animal Network was featured on News Channel 3 programming, in public service announcements and on throughout the month of September. For more information about Coachella Animal Network, visit or call 760-848-4284.



100 dollar bills growing in the grass.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR