A Charitable Foundation for Pets in Need

Since we started back in 2003, Save U.S. Pets Foundation has worked hard to prevent economic euthanasia from being the only choice for a pet in a time of crisis. We do it by reaching out to the community at large and raising funds so we can give grants to help give these pets a chance at a full life.

Keeping families together is what it's all about.

Together, we can all make a huge difference!

Meet Our Board of Directors

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Ed Ortiz

Executive Director
Board Trustee


Carol Olea

Director of Grants
Board Secretary


Joanie Grado

Board Trustee

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Heidi Houschild

Board Trustee


Dr. Nicole Feddersen

Board Trustee

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Liz Hilliard

Social Media Director

Board Trustee

Our History

2003 – Red Bank Veterinary Foundation is started by employees of Red Bank Veterinary Hospital.

2007 – The Foundation launches on its own as a separate entity and changes its name to Save U.S. Pets Foundation, Inc.

2012 – Over $60,000 in grants are given to pets owners in financial need of help.

2013  – Save U.S. Pets Foundation celebrates a major milestone, 10 years reaching out and helping the community to give pets a chance at living full and happy lives.

2016 –  $400,000 in grants given surpassed since we started.

2020 - Over $500,000 in grants donated.

2024 – The mission is still continuing !