When we bring a pet into our home, we faithfully commit ourselves to the lifelong care of our pet. We want to protect our pet(s) and provide the best veterinary care possible.
Save U.S. Pets Foundation, Inc., was founded by the dedicated veterinarians of Red Bank Veterinary Hospital who recognized the need to establish a source of financial assistance for families who otherwise would not be able to provide lifesaving care for their pets.
Almost all veterinarians encounter clients with serious financial constraints. Veterinary diagnoses that were once considered fatal or devastating can now be treated successfully. However, the related and welcome medical advances can carry a high cost. While we recognize many veterinarians often donate their services, pets are sometimes euthanised because their owners cannot afford the necessary treatment.
The Save U.S. Pets Foundation Grant Process
- A NEW JERSEY BASED PARTICIPATING VETERINARIAN APPLIES TO THE FOUNDATION for a grant to provide financial assistance to a client with a pet that needs lifesaving veterinary care.
- The Save U.S. Pets Foundation, Inc., Grant Committee makes a determination to accept or reject the application. If approved, this committee determines the amount of funds to be provided.
- A check is sent to the Participating Veterinarian to underwrite the cost of lifesaving medical treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions from Pet Owners
- Can I apply for the grant?
No, a pet owner may not directly apply for a grant from the Save U.S. Pets Foundation. The grant application process is driven solely by a pet’s treating veterinarian. Only the treating veterinarian, not the pet owner, can apply for a Foundation grant.
- When is a pet owner eligible for funds?
A pet must be in need of lifesaving veterinary care and its owner must meet other eligibility requirements to receive financial assistance.
- What constitutes “lifesaving” veterinary care?
A pet is considered to need “lifesaving” veterinary care if he has a life-threatening but non-terminal medical condition and has a reasonable chance for a full recovery.
- What criteria does a person and pet have to meet to receive grant money?
1. The animal is owned, has been cared for and has not been neglected. If proof of routine
care is not available, the doctor must make a judgment call regarding the overall condition
of the pet.
2. The condition being treated is not terminal and the pet has a reasonable chance for a full recovery.
3. The owner has exhausted all outside funding. They have applied for Care Credit and been denied or did not qualify for the full amount, and have been turned down by their credit card company. The owner must also explore other sources for assistance like family and friends.
4. The owner must contribute at least 15% of the cost of care.
- Who decides if financial assistance will be granted?
Once the Participating Veterinarian submits a completed grant application to the Foundation, members of the Grant Committee, work within specific guidelines to determine qualification.
- How can I find a participating veterinarian?
Please click here to view our list of Participating Veterinarians.
- What if my pet’s veterinarian is not a Participating Veterinarian?
If your veterinarian does not currently participate, please click here to send our website link to your veterinarian or print a brochure so that you can speak with your veterinarian about Save U.S. Pets Foundation, Inc. There is no cost/membership fee to your veterinarian.
- Can I receive the funds directly?
No, all funds are distributed directly to the participating veterinarian chosen by the pet owner.
- What should I do if I have more questions?
- Fax # 732-704-1294
The Save U.S. Pets Foundation, Inc., is committed to working diligently and passionately until the day when no pet is denied lifesaving medical care because of an owner’s inability to pay.