November is National Gratitude Month. What better time for us to pause and give thanks to the many organizations and people who work tirelessly on behalf of the Volunteer Auxiliary for Animal Shelters and the animals under our care! The support of the following individuals and groups enable the Vol Aux to save as many dogs and cats as possible, and we are truly thankful for their efforts. We will be adding to our list daily so watch our gratitude grow!
The Ocean County Community: Thank you to all who support The Volunteer Auxiliary mission to help the homeless animals of Ocean County. Without all of you and all you do for our group what we do would not be possible. THANK YOU!!!
Valerie Bruder Photography: Thank you for the beautifully amazing photos of our adoptable dogs. Your photos capture the true essence of these deserving fur babies.
Brewers Bridge Veterinary: Thank you for the very generous ongoing donations that support our foster programs and pet food pantries all year
Furry Friends Fund: Thank you for your very much needed pet food donations through out the year. Your donations help us to feed 450+ animals every month.
Target of Howell: Thank you for your continued support and donations of pet food and pet items to help the homeless animals of Ocean County.
4-H Club Kids Pet Food Pantry Helpers: Thank you for your dedication to our Toms River Pet Food Pantry. Your help has enabled us to expand our efforts to help the animals of Ocean County in need.
Charlene Green-Scott: Thank you for your very generous contributions to provide sponsorship of our adoptable dogs adoption fees.
Jeannie Whynn aka Angel's Mom: Thank you for your continued support of our events, and your generous donations to help the animals of Ocean County.
Our Fellow Rescue Organizations: All About Them Giant Breed Rescue, American Bulldog Rescue, Big East Akita Rescue (BEAR), Brick City Rescue, Calling All Cats, Catsbury Park, Deaf Dogs Rock, Diamonds in the Ruff, For the Love of Dog Rottweiler Rescue of NH, Foster's Future, Itty Bitty Kitty, J & Co Dog Rescue, Jersey Shore Animal Foundation, Karma Cat & Zen Dog, Lilo's Promise, Little Dog Lifeboat, Mastiffs to Mutts Rescue, Monmouth County SPCA, New Beginnings German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue, New Spirit 4 Aussies Rescue, NJ Boxer Rescue, Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue, Pack Ethic, Paws Unlimited, Pitties & Pals Rescue, Precious Paws Small Dog Rescue, Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc., Rescue Ridge, Sammy's Hope, Scottish Terrier Club of Greater NY Rescue, Second Chance Pet Adoption League, Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary, Shiba Inu Rescue of NJ, Wise Animal Rescue
The Mug Rack of Jackson: Thank you for making a place for our donation collection box, your generosity and the generosity of your clients has allowed us to collect needed funds to help the animals of Ocean County
PAWS Pet Group Toms River High School North: Thank you for all your help at our Toms River Pet Food Pantry and for your collections of pet food and pet items for the animals in need. Your Holiday collection is amazing, you brighten the holidays for so many!
Nancy Kennedy: Thank you for always having space for our special cats in need of a place to call home.
Joanna Murphy: Thank you for all your help with transport of the dogs in need of a special place at Pack Ethic.
Lowes of Toms River: Thank you for your very generous support to our dog foster program. Through your amazing generosity we will be able to continue our dog foster program making it better for all in our care.
Gina Funk: Thank you for your help with all we do. You support our efforts in so many ways, by not only participating yourself you also get your students and co workers involved. You are a true leader, and an amazing example for your students.
Jackson Women of Today: Thank you for providing us the space to conduct our twice monthly pet food pantry for the Jackson residents. By opening up your doors to us we have been able to help feed the pets of people in need.
Berge HVAC: Thank you for your generous ongoing contributions. You help us to make a difference.
Susan Shoe and Margaret Delapietro: These two ladies are amazing! Their contribution to the community has helped to save countless animals. Their TNR efforts in various communities in our area has helped with the feral cat population immensely. Thank you both!
Ms DeLorenzo and the students of the Lucy Holman Elementary School: Thank you for caring about the homeless animals of Ocean County, the collections that you have organized have helped to feed and care for so many animals in our community. We appreciate your hard work and support of our mission.
East Dover Baptist Church: Thank you for allowing us the space to conduct our twice monthly Toms River animal pet food pantry. Through your generosity we are able to help with food and supplies for hundreds of animals in Ocean County.
Northern Ocean County Animal Facility: We would like to thank the management and staff of NOCAF for giving us the opportunity to help to foster, socialize, exercise and provide necessary medical care for the animals of the Northern Ocean County Animal Facility.
Lost Dog Search and Rescue: Thank you Matt, Debbie and the team for all you do to bring the lost babies home and for all the support you provide to the Ocean County community through events like your annual people/animal food collections. So many people and their pets are helped because of your tireless efforts.
PetSmart of Toms River: Thank you for your continued support of our cat adoption program and for welcoming our group into your store.
The Volunteer Auxiliary Volunteers: I know you have heard it before but truly THANK YOU for all you do, walking dogs, socializing cats, helping out at our pet food pantries, fostering cats and dogs, helping at our PetSmart adoption center, being part of our adoption bus crew, working/training our foster dogs, helping at fundraising events, doing the kennel laundry, shaking a can, online posting, selling online and at the flea market, making cage cards, bathing our fosters. There is so much to do from the big things to the little and somehow we all make it work and we find our babies homes. We do this VOL AUX does this Thank you!!
The Shelter, Inc.: Thank you for inviting us to participate in your annual grant process and for choosing our group as one of the recipients of funds that have helped us with our mission to help the animals of Ocean County.
Chip's Fund: We would like to thank Chip's Fund for providing adoption starter care packages for our cats, kittens and dogs and for providing medical assistance to our adopters of our special needs animals.
Dixie's Legacy Foundation: Although a new friend to The Volunteer Auxiliary they have done so much already to help with our mission of helping the homeless animals of Ocean County. We at Vol Aux are looking forward to working with the amazing group of Lady's known as Dixie's Legacy Foundation.
Jackson Veterinary Hospital: We would like to thank Dr Vogel, Dr Peltier and the staff of the Jackson Veterinary Hospital for the amazing care they provide and for caring as much as we do about the homeless animals of Ocean County.
Westlake Animal Groups (WAGs): WAGs is a long time supporter of The Volunteer Auxiliary and we would like to thank them for their extremely generous support to the medical and day to day needs of the homeless animals of Ocean County.
Art and Eileen Grahn: We are most thankful for Art and Eileen Grahn, who have opened their hearts and their home to help so many pets in need. They are always giving - 24 hours a day - 7 days a week. Their amazing and unparalleled efforts have made it possible for Vol Aux to save so many lives. We are eternally grateful for all they do.