Save U.S. Pets Foundation, Inc. is an independent, all-volunteer, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that no pet is denied lifesaving veterinary treatment because of its owner’s inability to pay. The organization supports eligible grant requests for financial access to medical treatment of pets as submitted by participating veterinarians.
The vision that became the Save U.S. Pets Foundation, Inc., was originally created by the staff of Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in 2003 under the name Red Bank Veterinary Foundation. Veterinary staff saw the necessity for a program that would help people provide their pets with desperately needed treatment after all other financial avenues were depleted. They were determined to provide assistance – and hope – to these deserving owners and their loving pets.
Early funding was modest and chiefly resulted from contributions and profits from local bake sales and other small events. The mission of the foundation gained momentum and supporters, and in 2005 the need for expansion was obvious to the staff members of Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, who comprised the founding Board. In 2007, an independent board assumed leadership and the name was changed to the Save U.S. Pets Foundation.
The need for the organization's services was based on the alarming fact that each year, as many as 100,000 pets in New Jersey alone, were receiving less than the required veterinary care because their owners could not afford essential treatments.
In many instances, vital care is subsidized by veterinarians and veterinary hospitals. However, despite the continued generous efforts of many veterinarians, thousands of people and their pets still face economic barriers to life-saving medical treatment every year.
To learn more about the Save U.S. Pets Foundation or to make a general donation or one in the memory of a loved one, please visit the Save U.S. Pets Foundation website.