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Central Veterinary Associates Accepting Donations to Help Local Pet Owners Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Far Rockaway Clinic Offering 20% Discount off Veterinary Services, Including Boarding

In an effort to provide relief to pet owners living on the south shore of Nassau County who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, Central Veterinary Associates has announced that it will be accepting donations at its emergency pet hospital, located at 73 West Merrick Road in Valley Stream.

Central Veterinary Associates is accepting pet food, pet bedding and blankets, extension cords, flashlights, bottled water, batteries and other necessities. Those in need may pick up these items at CVA’s Rockaway Animal Clinic at 1833 Cornaga Avenue in Far Rockaway, but must call the clinic first at (718) 327-7878 to determine if any items are still available. In addition, the Rockaway Animal Clinic is offering 20% discounts on all veterinary services and pet boarding to pet owners living in the following areas: Atlantic Beach, Belle Harbor, Far Rockaway, Lido Beach, Long Beach, Oceanside and Point Lookout. All discounted services will be available through the month of November with proof of residence.

“We urge anyone who can help pet owners who are without power or who have been displaced because of Hurricane Sandy to give whatever they can at our Valley Stream location,” said Dr. John Charos, Chief Operating Officer, Central Veterinary Associates and Lead Coordinator, New York City Veterinary Emergency Response Team and Animal Planning Task Force. “When we face natural disasters such as this, we sometimes forget that our pets can be affected. They also need food and shelter the same way humans do. If your pet becomes ill, please also remember that our Valley Stream hospital is available 24/7.”

CVA keeps its hospital in Valley Stream open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all major holidays and for emergency situations and natural disasters. Thanks to backup generators, it has remained open throughout the storm and its aftermath.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.