In 1998 a group of veterinarians recognized the need for pets with medical emergencies to get the care they need regardless of their owners' ability to pay for that care. With an endorsement
and a start-up loan from the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City, NY SAVE, Inc., was founded as a publicly supported philanthropic organization to serve the pets of
New York City residents living in Manhattan, Brooklyn the
Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.
goal of NY SAVE is for any pet owner residing in one of the five
boroughs of New York
City who is truly in need of financial assistance
to be able to take their pet to any participating veterinary hospital
for emergency veterinary care. Pet owners can apply directly to
NY SAVE or obtain services through a referral by a veterinarian
is a member of the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City.
To qualify, pet owners need to provide identification and
some form of documentation indicating that they are currently unemployed,
on public assistance, disabled or living at or below the poverty
level. 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
of care as any other veterinary patients. After treating the emergency
condition, the veterinarian will institute the appropriate therapy
for the continued stabilization of your pet.
Unfortunately, due to limited funding and overwhelming need, NY SAVE has to turn away pets daily and the number just keeps going up. NY SAVE relies entirely on private donations. Any little bit helps! Please help us today with a gift to help save a beloved pet's life.
do what you can to help!
SAVE Board Members:
George Korin, DVM • President
Lisa A. Esposito, DVM • Vice President
Julie R. Butler, DVM • Vice President
Eleanor M. Gibson • Secretary
Members at Large:
• Noreen Eskanzi, DVM
• Keith Manning, DVM
• Sameh Soliman, DVM
• Anna Bell Washburn (Emeritus)
• David R. Wohlstadter, DVM
• Carol Yost
• Bashkim Dibra