New York City Veterinary Emergency Response Team
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
What: As a community service, Central Veterinary Associates will volunteer their doctors and staff to the New York City Veterinary Emergency Response Team (NYCVERT) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to care for more than 200 pets that were displaced as the result of Hurricane Sandy.
CVA veterinarians and staff members will volunteer their time providing examinations for the animals that are being picked up by their owners and treating displaced casualties of Hurricane Sandy.
During the hurricane, Central Veterinary Associates kept its hospital open 24 hours a day. After the storm, the hospital’s staff and veterinarians accepted donated pet food and pet items that were later distributed at its clinic in Far Rockaway. They also provided pro bono veterinary services earlier this month to 70 pet owners affected by Sandy at the Long Island Rail Road station in Island Park.
When: Sunday, December 16, 2012
9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Where: ASPCA Boarding Facility
1508 Herkimer Street
Directions: From the LIE: Exit 31 N-S toward Kennedy Airport. Merge onto Cross Island Parkway. Take Exit 29W to merge onto the Grand Central Parkway toward Triboro Bridge. After 5.5 miles, make a slight left onto Jackie Robinson Pkwy W. After 5.1 miles, make a slight right onto Jamaica Ave., then turn right onto Fulton St. Turn left onto Sackman St. and take the first left onto Herkimer St. The shelter will be on your right.
From Sunrise Hwy. (Route 27): Take the ramp onto Belt Pkwy. W on the left to Verrazano Bridge. Merge onto Belt Pkwy. and take Exit 17 for No. Conduit Ave. Merge onto No. Conduit Ave. and then continue onto Atlantic Ave. After 1.2 miles, turn right onto Georgia Ave. Take the first left toward Jardine Place then turn right onto Jardine Pl. Make another right onto Herkimer St. Shelter will be on the right.
Photo Ops:Veterinarians and staff from CVA working with representatives from ASPCA and NYC VERT in providing veterinary services for the animals.
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