The Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in 1945 to care for the community’s homeless, neglected and abused animals. The MCSPCA is not affiliated with any other shelter or welfare organization. We are not affiliated with, nor do we receive our funding from the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA, or the Associated Humane Societies, Inc.
Our Mission is to protect, care and advocate for all animals. We are dedicated to enforcing animal cruelty laws; providing a safe haven for homeless, abused and abandoned animals while they await adoption; reducing over-population through spay/neutering; and cultivating their humane treatment through education and advocacy services as a valuable community resource.
Our Vision is to be established firmly with our own unique identity throughout NJ and the animal welfare community as a leader in all things related to animals in Monmouth County and the people who care for them. We will be responsible for ensuring that all animal abuse is prosecuted and will increase our support of campaigning for the rights of animals in NJ. We will be a strong partner with other animal welfare organizations throughout the state in order to develop and share best practices, and to work together to make NJ a place where every animal is treated with respect, kindness and love.
Facts about the Monmouth County SPCA
The MCSPCA is a non-profit organization. We rely entirely on donations, grants, government contracts and what is earned through adoptions and medical services to fund the many programs we provide.
The MCSPCA is not affiliated with any other shelter or welfare organization. Although the Monmouth County SPCA works very closely with the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA, and the Associated Humane Societies, Inc., we are an entirely separate entity.
The MCSPCA is an Open Admission organization. We do not euthanize adoptable pets. We are proud and pleased to have adopted this policy in 1999; it has enabled us to save countless lives. However, since adoptable animals stay at the shelter until they are able to find the right home, the added financial and manpower burden has been enormous. In 1997, we cared for 45 dogs and 50 cats at any given time. Today, after our shelter renovation in 2010, we can house more than 100 dogs and 350 cats. We are very often at capacity but when we’re not, we continually pull animals from struggling shelters in an effort to save more lives.
The MCSPCA provides services that improve the quality of life for all citizens of the community, not just for pet owners. In addition to animal adoption and surrender services, the Monmouth County SPCA provides the following services to the community (read about them on our Services page): Full-service veterinary services through the Vogel Veterinary Care Center, Cruelty Investigations, Animal Control, Humane Education, Pet Assisted Therapy, Dog Training, Pet Bereavement Counseling and Lost and Found.
We need your donations now more than ever. Help us continue the important work of serving the people and pets of Monmouth County, please send a donation today to: Monmouth County SPCA, 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ, 07724, or donate online. The animals thank you.