Shore Animal Volunteer Enterprise Thrift Shop & Adoption Center has been open to the public for about 2 ½ years now and has since then found homes for hundreds of it’s homeless and abandoned cats. The facility is located at 777 Fischer Blvd in Toms River, NJ. S.A.V.E. is affiliated with Petsmart in Brick Township located in the Brick Plaza.
S.A.V.E. is a non-profit organization serving the Jersey Shore Ocean Co. area. Their main focus is to help support The Dover Twp. Animal Facility. Although their main inhabitants are cats, their website states they will help any shore animal in need if possible.
S.A.V.E. currently has a wish list available on their website. Some of the items on this list include:
- Kitten Chow & Kitten Formula
- Iam’s Kitten Can Food (small purple can)
- Kitten Nursing Kit (bottles etc.)
- Fresh Start Litter (not scoopable) & Litter Pans
- Dog & Cat Beds, Bowls, & Toys
- Paper Towels, Rags
- Heating Pads
- Hot Water Bottles
- Unscented Baby Wipes
- Flea Medicine & Wormer
- Lysol or Clorox Disinfectant Wipes
- Johnson’s & Johnson’s Baby Wash
With over 50 cats in their care, as well as a good, permanent home, S.A.V.E. also needs foster homes for nursing or sickly kittens.
If you are interested in helping call S.A.V.E. at 732-657-0005.
Throughout the year S.A.V.E. organizes several fundraising events in order to collect the money needed to cover the cost of care for their cats. Their biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual “Gift Auction“, is held in September; donation items are currently needed for this event. You can view fundraiser listings and information and even send event ideas to their website at www.save.rescuegroups.org
You can also help support S.A.V.E. by purchasing a S.A.V.E. T’shirt available at their website or Thrift Store.
S.A.V.E. is in need of donated items new and like new (sellable items) and they need volunteers to help at their facilities. Items need are:
- like new small household items,
- video’s, dvd’s and cd’s,
- spring and summer clothing,
- matching glassware,
- holiday gift items
- unused candles, nick knacks, dolls and jewelry.
(Please make sure these items are in good sellable condition)
Per the S.A.V.E. Website, they are currently NOT accepting these items:
shoes, handbags, christmas items, winter clothing or accessories & large appliances.
All help is much needed and greatly appreciated by the organization & it‘s volunteers!
The S.A.V.E. volunteers not only donate their time in caring for these loveable pets, they also attend events and fairs in order to educate the public on maintaining a healthy and happy pet by supplying advice, literature and important contact numbers needed for assistance, as well as information on adoptions and volunteering.
Thrift Shop & Adoption hours are Hours of Operation:
Tues thru Sat
11am to 4pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays & Holidays
Wednesdays & Saturdays 12pm-3pm