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The mission of The Pet & Wildlife Fund is to support pet communities by fostering a peaceful co-existence of humans and animals.

The Pet & Wildlife fund is the philanthropic arm of Montclair Veterinary Hospital. PWF (Pet & Wildlife Fund) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization striving to make maximum impact through education, product and service donations, and referral services. PWF is funded by personal and community contributions.

Why Should You Donate?

Your donation allows the Pet & Wildlife Fund to respond to the needs of the pet community through education, products, and services.

By making a charitable donation to the Pet & Wildlife Fund, you are there for millions of animals and their caretakers who face financial and medical struggles every year.


Everything we do depends on the needs of the animals and people that we serve. We could not do it without donations from big-hearted people like you.


Pet & Wildlife Fund Beneficiaries

Since its inception in 2004, the Pet & Wildlife Fund (in conjunction with Montclair Veterinary Hospital) has donated more than $500,000 in medical care and supplies for rescued wildlife. Monies have helped more than 40 community organizations, including:

  • Aurora School
  • Beattie Street Preschool
  • Canyon Middle School
  • Cedar Creek School
  • Children’s Fairyland
  • College Preparatory School
  • Duck’s Nest Preschool
  • Emeryville Animal Control
  • Head Royce School
  • Hillcrest School
  • Marin School
  • Montessori Grand Lake School
  • Oakland Animal Control
  • Piedmont Animal Control
  • Redwood Day School
  • Salem Lutheran Home
  • The Lake School

About our Executive director:

Photo of Lee & Family

Lee Richter, is the founder and Executive Director of The Pet & Wildlife Fund. For more than 30 years, she has built successful, dynamic, community driven businesses. Her unique vision and system generates massive results. Her highly successful companies produce millions of dollars, hundreds of jobs, educate thousand, and support strong communities.

Lee is CEO of the award-winning Montclair Veterinary Hospital in addition to Holistic Veterinary Care, with a mission to improve health care for pets through natural medicine. Lee helped her husband, “America’s Favorite Veterinarian” Dr. Gary Richter, achieve his dream of becoming a small animal veterinarian and they own two veterinary hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 1984, Lee launched Richter Communications because she is passionate about designing and launching marketing campaigns and products that represent her mission and her values. Her business acumen and talent has generated national and international results with clients such as Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Robertson Stephens, Autodesk, Stanford Research Institute,, The Pet Concierge and Del Webb among others.

Lee would tell you that her life would not be complete without her family, friends, dogs, cats and community. She is a loving and devoted mother to her 11-year- old daughter, Abbey. Lee teaches Abbey how to be empowered every day, and with Lee’s help, Abbey became a best-selling author at the age of 9. Lee and her family love to travel and explore the world together.