On May 4, Central Veterinary Associates, along with the Bayside Animal Clinic and the Boulevard Animal Clinic, held a low-cost microchip clinic at the annual “Pets and Pals” Party that took place at Alley Pond Park in Douglaston, Queens with hundreds of people in attendance.
For a $25 donation, the veterinarians from Central Veterinary Associates, Bayside Animal Clinic, and Boulevard Animal Clinic provided pets with a Home Again microchip. For an additional $18, pets were registered onsite for life. All donations 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 also went to benefit APEC, NYC VERT and Bobbi and the Strays. “Pets and Pals” was presented by Northeast Queens Park Administrators.
Photo: Matt DeFeis (left), Kennel Assistant, Central Veterinary Associates, keeps a dog still as Dr. Frank DeFeis (right), Chief Operating Officer, Central Veterinary Associates, inserts a microchip during CVA’s low-cost microchipping clinic at the “Pets and Pals” Party in Douglaston, Queens on May 4.