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Eatontown (August 6, 2021) The Monmouth County SPCA, who has been a model organization for other animal welfare agencies in the state of New Jersey, is thrilled and honored to be chosen to receive a large donation from Sheldon Vogel. Sheldon and his late wife, Anne, who have been long-time patrons of the Monmouth County SPCA, funded the Vogel Spay/Neuter Clinic decades ago, and most recently supported the expansion to the Vogel Veterinary Care Center, a full-service veterinary clinic where affordable vet care is available to all. Since 2020, the VVCC has seen over 8,000 appointments and has performed 6,094 surgeries for both shelter animals and owned pets.

Ross Licitra, Executive Director of the Monmouth County SPCA says, “Thanks to the support of the Vogels, our shelter has grown from a beloved grass roots organization to a leading resource for animal welfare in the state.”

The generous gift will provide means of expansion in a multitude of ways, all meticulously outlined, so that every dollar is put to its best use to serve the shelter and surrounding communities of the Monmouth County SPCA. A strengthened infrastructure with updated exam rooms, more efficient diagnostic equipment and improvements to the current layout, as well as salary allotment for more veterinarians and technicians are just a few of the proposed developments. The growth and enhancement of the VVCC will increase the amount of community pets and families served simultaneously along Monmouth County SPCA shelter animals.

The VVCC has never relied on advertising to public yet still has a full calendar of appointments each week, making it apparent that there was an acute need in the community. The mission of the VVCC is to elevate the level of veterinary care in the community by providing quality services accessible to all animals and their families. Revenues generated help support the Monmouth County SPCA’s primary mission to protect, care and advocate for all animals.

For more information about the Vogel Veterinary Care Center, please visit


About the Monmouth County SPCA
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. Our mission is to protect 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 animal over-population through spay/neutering; and cultivating their humane treatment through education and advocacy services. In 2020, we cared for more than 4,000 animals.

The Monmouth County SPCA relies solely on private donations and grants to fund these important initiatives. We provide services to the community including pet adoptions, a full-service veterinary clinic , dog training and behavior, humane law enforcement, lost and found, trap neuter and return for free-roaming cats, humane education, pet therapy, and providing pet food and supplies to local pantries that are distributed to families in need.

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