The vision that became the Save U.S. Pets Foundation, Inc., was conceived at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Monmouth County, NJ.
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 attending animal 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.
Regrettably, too many times euthanasia is the chosen alternative .
In 2003, caring doctors, nurses and veterinary staff saw the necessity for a program that would help people provide their pets 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. The program that they designed and implemented to cover the Hospital’s statewide area was established as the Red Bank Veterinary Foundation, an independent charity.
Early funding was modest and chiefly resulted from contributions and profits from local bake sales, etc. 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.
An independent outside Board of Trustees was formed, and the non-profit group was renamed to reflect the focused mission of the organization – the Save U.S. Pets Foundation. Seeing the original local success of this program, the Trustees have embraced the daunting long-term goal of reaching beyond New Jersey’s borders to save pets across the United States – potentially millions of companion animals. We hope that you will help.