Proceeds Benefit Alley Pond Environmental Center, NYC Veterinary Emergency Response Team and Bobbi and the Strays.
Central Veterinary Associates — along with the Bayside Animal Clinic, the Boulevard Animal Clinic in Forest Hills and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation — hosted a low-cost microchip clinic at the “Pets & Pals Party,” which took place May 5 at Alley Pond Park in Queens.
For a small donation, the veterinarians from Central Veterinary Associates, Bayside Animal Clinic and Boulevard Animal Clinic inserted a Home Again microchip into the animals. Proceeds went to benefit the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), the New York City Veterinary Emergency Response Team (NYC VERT) and Bobbi and the Strays, a not-for-profit no-kill shelter based in Glendale, Queens.
In addition to the clinic, there were raffle prizes, rides, games, arts and crafts, giveaways, animal demonstrations, pet adoptions and more. Proceeds from the raffle sales will also go to benefit APEC, NYC VERT and Bobbi and the Strays.
Pets & Pals was made possible with the generous funding of the Office of City Councilman Mark Weprin, the New York City Parks and Recreation Department and CVA — which donated many of the raffle prizes, microchips and staff time for this community event — and its network of animal hospitals.
Dr. Frank DeFeis, DVM (right), chief operating officer of Central Veterinary Associates, inserts a microchip into a dog during a low-cost microchip clinic at the “Pets & Pals Party” at Alley Pond Park in Queens. He is joined by his son, Matthew (center).