You can have the peace of mind of knowing that, if the need should arise, the Monmouth County SPCA will care for your pet until we find them a “forever home”. By making a gift to provide for your surviving pet you also ensure that we are able to continue our lifesaving mission.
In order to make a gift in your will or estate plan to have the Monmouth County SPCA care for your surviving pet, we ask you to consider a few things:
• Think about how much you might be able to leave to provide for the animals’ care. We ask that you consider a gift of $10,000 for each of your pets, although we recognize that this is not possible for everyone. Your gift will pay for food, training and any medical care that your pet may require while they are with us, as well as ensure our Adoption Center is up and running to find them a new home. Any gift you are able to make will be appreciated.
• We are unable to come to your home to get your pets, so think about who you will designate to get your pets to our Eatontown location. That person should have some familiarity with the pets and be able to handle them, either in a carrier or in the car. Let them know ahead of time that you have made plans for your pets to be surrendered to the Monmouth County SPCA.
• Also consider putting together a file to help us get to know your pets when they get here. A simple fact sheet for each pet including a photo, some general information about the animal, notes on what kinds of food they prefer, and whether they get along with other pets would be very helpful to us. Also think about including a basic medical history including the name and contact information for your veterinarian would be very helpful for our medical staff.
• Stipulate in your will that your surviving pets should be turned over to the Monmouth County SPCA and Homeward Bound Adoption Center of 260 Wall Street, Eatontown, NJ. Your bequest should state that it should be used “…for its general purposes and for the care of my surviving pet(s) at the Monmouth County SPCA.” We hope you will still make a provision to help other homeless animals should you have no pets surviving you!
Please let us know if you have included care for your surviving pets at the MCSPCA in your estate plan! Unfortunately we cannot take aggressive biting dogs or free-roaming cats through this program, but we would love to be able to talk with you as you are making your plans. If we feel that the Monmouth County SPCA is not the best place for your pet to live out their life, we will help you find other options.