Pet Memorials

ISABELLA- is a 3 year old Shih-Tzu. She had severe discomfort and pain caused by a pyometra (uterine infection). Little Isabella was not acting like herself and when extreme pain and discomfort was plaguing her, Isabella’s owners acted quickly to take her to their trusted veterinarian for help.


One of our greatest challenges is raising sufficient funds to help all the pets who need our care. Please consider donating so that we may be able to assist more New Yorkers in financial need.


NY SAVE’s Pet Memorial Program makes it possible for hospitals and individuals to show their appreciation to their friends by making a $10 minimum tax deductible donation in memory of their beloved family members who have passed on.

NY SAVE was founded in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of the Veterinary Medical Association of NYC.  There clearly was a need for a charity to help relieve pets of low-income owners from suffering.

Under the appropriate circumstances, we provide funds for the emergency care of beloved pets when their owners simply cannot afford to pay.  These funds allow for treatment of pets when they need immediate surgical care in order to survive, or suffer from an acute medical condition that will affect their survival and well-being.

ROXIE- is a 7 year old Labrador Retriever who had been suffering from a series of growths in her mouth and on her head. If they continued to grow the possibilities of infection spreading would be very great and severely affect the quality of her health.

Meet some of our success stories

Many local veterinarians have generously agreed to participate in this program in the five boroughs of New York City.  These veterinarians reduce their fees so that NY SAVE’s funds can go as far as possible to provide life-saving care and treatment for these animals.  There is a $2,000.00 annual limit per household. Pet owners who are able to pay a portion of the veterinary care will be asked to do so on a sliding-scale basis. Veterinarians participating in the program will reduce their fees in order to care for animals accepted for treatment under NY SAVE. The pets treated through NY SAVE will receive the same level of care as any other veterinary patients.

Success Stories



George Korin, DVM, President;  Lisa Esposito, DVM, Vice President; Eleanor Gibson, Secretary; Anthony Miele, DVM, Treasurer; 
Deirdre Chiaramonte, DVM; Keith Manning, DVM;  John Sangiorgio, DVM; David R. Wohlstadter, DVM

Here you will find a summary of the various animals we have been able to help over the 2016-2017 calendar years.

DEAN- is a 3 year old Norwegian Forest Cat.  He had only been a resident of NYC for a few months.  His owner was concerned that he was not adjusting well to his new surroundings -- she observed a very noticeable shift in his overall health and demeanor. Luckily, after noticing his continuing anguish, she took him to be evaluated.  Dean needed to be unblocked in order to gain relief.