Monmouth County SPCA receives $1 million donation

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EATONTOWN – The Monmouth County SPCA announced in a press release that it is thrilled and honored to have been chosen to receive a large donation from Sheldon Vogel.

Vogel 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 (VVCC), a full-service veterinary clinic where affordable vet care is available to all.

Since 2020, the VVCC has seen more than 8,000 appointments and has performed 6,094 surgeries for shelter animals and owned pets, according to the press release.

Monmouth County SPCA Executive Director Ross Licitra said, “Thanks to the support of the Vogels, our shelter has grown from a beloved grassroots 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 outlined, so every dollar is put to its best use to serve the shelter and surrounding communities of the Monmouth County SPCA, according to the press release.

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, according to the press release.

The growth and enhancement of the VVCC will increase the number of community pets and families served simultaneously along with Monmouth County SPCA shelter animals.

According to the press release, the VVCC has never relied on advertising to the public, yet still has a full calendar of appointments each week, making it apparent 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, according to the organization.

For more information about the Vogel Veterinary Care Center, visit