SUBJECT: Help | $50,000 For Our Organization
July 06, 2016
Save U.S. Pets Foundation, Inc. is an independent, all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to ensuring that no pet is denied lifesaving veterinary treatment because of its owner’s inability to pay. It supports eligible grant requests for financial access to medical treatment of pets as submitted by participating veterinarians. Although vital care is often subsidized by the continued generous efforts of many veterinarians and animal hospitals, 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.
The vision that became the Save U.S. Pets Foundation, Inc. was initially conceived in 2003 by the employees at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Monmouth County, NJ. They were determined to provide assistance – and hope – to these deserving owners and their loving pets by providing them with a means to their pets desperately needed treatment after all other financial avenues were depleted. Today, the Foundation is an independent organization comprised of eleven participating veterinary hospitals in NJ and soon will be welcoming hospitals in Malvern, PA and Riverhead, NY.
The impact the Foundation has extends beyond a pet and their medical treatments. It helps to heal a worried owner or the child of a family that is in jeopardy of losing their companion merely due to a financial constraint. However, with the generosity and caring of people and corporations, the Foundation is able to bridge that gap and help keep a loving family together like “Beau”, a golden retriever that was one of the Foundation’s recipients last year. His owners are a military family whose dad was on his fifth tour to the Middle East and who held a very special bond with “Beau”. On his last deployment, mom had to pack up the family to move back to New Jersey. Unfortunately, they were robbed during the move, the car broke down and suddenly “Beau” started bleeding from every possible orifice inexplicably. They rushed him to one of the participating hospitals with very little money borrowed from a family member but the cost of saving “Beau” was extensive. Losing him would be devastating to this patriotic family who had already been through so much. Save U.S. Pets was contacted and jumped at the chance to assist them. Today, thanks to the doctors, Save US Pets and its supporters, “Beau” is back to his silly old self and enriching the lives of that family. “Beau” and a few of the other “saved pets” can be found on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/save.us.pets.
Our goal for 2016 is to increase the number of pets we can help. In 2015, we helped save 64 pets. This year we want to raise it to 85 pets or more ! We also want to take the opportunity to expand our reach with the partnerships we have established with the Zoe Musso Fund by helping rescue groups who need help with special medical cases. We have recently started the Brodie Fund which will focus on helping those cancer cases that cannot afford all of the care needed and could use some of our help. This next year promises to be a great opportunity of growth for the Foundation and with the financial support of the community, we can achieve these goals.
Save U.S. Pets Foundation
PO Box 7961
Shrewsbury, NJ 07702