➤ Adopt-A-Dog Month
➤ Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month
➤ National Animal Safety and Protection Month
➤ National Pet Wellness Month
➤ National Pit Bull Awareness Month
➤ National Service Dog Month
➤ National Veterinary Technician Week
➤ National Feral Cat Day
➤ National Pit Bull Awareness Day
➤ Plush Animal Lovers Day
➤ National Cat Day
Hospital Welcomes Back Joseph Silverman, Now…
As Joseph Silverman, DVM!
Joseph Silverman, DVM rejoins Garden City Park Animal Hospital. Dr Silverman began working with the hospital ten years ago as a kennel worker and then as a vet assistant. He left the hospital in pursuit of his dream. Now, a graduate of Ross University of Veterinary Medicine, his clinical year was completed at Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Silverman’s interests include cardiology and surgery as well as internal medicine. The hospital doctors and staff are so pleased to have him back once again, as a fundamental part of their team! Good for him!
Save-A-Pet Aids Four
Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, Inc., recently rescued four starving and neglected Pit Bull Terriers from the Mastic area. The dogs–three females and one male–had been used for breeding purposes and abandoned when their owner left the state. Left alone outside in kennels, the former pets were only able to sustain themselves and survive due to melted snow from winter storm Nemo.
All four severely malnourished dogs were taken to Save-A-Pet, where they are being treated for internal parasites, external sores, whipworm, hookworm, roundworm, giardia, coccidia and tapeworm. One of the dogs has been diagnosed with heartworm and will undergo treatment for it shortly. The dogs are all under three years of age and were given the names Blarney (the male), Clover, Shamrock, and Patty, in honor of the time they were found around St. Patrick’s Day holiday.
For more information contact Save-A-Pet at 631-473-6333 or visit www.saveapetli.org.
Little Shelter – Bike For Parks
AMemorial Day Bike-A-Thon will be held May 24. Last year riders were able to raise over $2.500 for Little Shelter Animal Rescue & Adoption Center. This year, with your help and participation, they hope to double their ridership and donations.
Participate and get a free Little Shelter t-shirt. Call 631-368-8770, x29 for more.
Old Fashioned Idea… Really?
Finally a solution Pet Anti-Breeding System, a chastity belt for dogs. Modern, innovative, comfortable, affordable, smart! Dexter Blanch, the president and founder of Highly Favored Creations designed PABS. He is an avid animal lover, caregiver strong supporter of rescue and advocacy for pets. This device is a necessary tool for responsible pet owners, and is being used worldwide with great success since its patent in 2010. Irresponsible breeding practices, overcrowded animal shelters worldwide, low-income neighborhoods are just a few of the reasons resulting in the killing of 5 to 10 million pets per year. PABS supports responsible breeding and pet ownership.
Smart revolutionary Pet Anti Breeding System controls over population. Breeders working to preserve blood lines. Boarders or Kennels caring for dogs in heat. Pet owners whose dogs can’t be spayed for medical reasons. Pet owner’s preference to wait for a pet to cycle one or more times before spaying. The right to choose what’s right for you and your pet.
Visit www.PabsforPets.com, or contact Dexter Blanch, President, 318-655-4368.
Mineola Animal Hospital
& The Guide Dog Foundation
Mineola Animal Hospital was honored with a plaque from the Guide Dog Foundation, as the hospital was welcomed into its ‘Valued Veterinary Partnership Program’.
Many fostered guide dogs are vaccinated, treated and cared for by Mineola Animal Hospital. According to its website, the Guide Dog Foundation has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence, since 1946.
The Mineola Animal Hospital is proud to have had Dr. David Alan Kolins accept the plaque from Guide Dog Foundation volunteer Fred Engber. “We’re so fortunate”, said office manager Soraya Favas, “to have the Guide Dog Foundation as part of our hospital family!”
Adorable Canines Rescued
Nearly 70 puppies and dogs were saved by Animal League America’s Rescue Team Rescue Team along with National Mill Dog Rescue. The pups and dogs came from Midwestern commercial breeding operations. The varieties range in size, age and breed and include: French Bulldog, Maltese, Shih Tzu, Pomeranian, Schnauzer, Pug, and Chihuahua pure and mixed breeds.
Once evaluated medically and behaviorally, and spayed or neutered, the puppies and dogs will begin to be available for adoption.
The North Shore Animal League America Adoption headquarters is located at 25 Davis Avenue, Port Washington.
Green Chimneys School…
Two Great Events… Plan Now!
Calling all Little Folk. Join them for Little Folk Farm Days! Tues., May 21 and Wed., May 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Brewster Campus. Rain date Thurs, May 23. For over 30 years, Green Chimneys has been opening its doors to the community for Little Folk Farm Days, welcoming scores of young people to explore their bustling Brewster campus. This year the tradition continues with a full schedule of exciting and educational activities designed for pre-schoolers to 3rd graders.
From pony rides to reptiles, there is no shortage of things to do and enjoy, including: face painting by a local, professional artist, live shows, crafts and games, hay rides and pony rides and more. Families, play groups and classes are welcome!
Register in advance and save on tickets: Pre-event: $7 per child $5 per adult, at the Door: $10 per child $5 per adult. Children under 3 years old: FREE. Attention groups: FREE adult admissions for every 10 children. For more info, please call 845-279-2995, x307.
Save The Date… 21st Annual Birds of Prey Day, Sunday, June 2, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An annual celebration dedicated to children, the environment and magnificent birds of prey. There will be over 100 birds, free-flying demos, top wildlife experts and live animal presentations.Celebrity guests include:
Jim Fowler, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, Environmental Lawyer
Bruce Lowder, Animal Encounters
Green Chimneys’ renowned Farm & Wildlife Center is home to nearly 300 animals, including 49 birds of prey. An Andean condor; Griffon vulture; numerous hawks, falcons, and owls; several crows; and a permanently disabled bald eagle are under the care of expert wildlife staff. Spring always brings large numbers of fledgling birds that need care, and the goal is to return them to the wild as soon as possible. The students of the Green Chimneys School have some special needs of their own and through the rehabilitation and care of these animals they learn compassion, encouragement, and the true meaning of stewardship. For info, please call 845-279-2995, x307.