Friday, August 26, 2016

Goldman Sachs and Bideawee sponsor pet vet exams for the homeless

Bideawee, a pet welfare organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island for the past 113 years, are partnering with Goldman Sachs through the firm’s Community TeamWorks program, to provide veterinary care to the pets of homeless New Yorkers.

Bideawee’s on-staff veterinarian Dr. Shian Simms will conduct feline and canine health exams and distribute animal care packages in Bideawee’s mobile adoption van. The event will be held at 296 Ninth Avenue at 23rd Street from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 26.

 “The latest numbers indicate that 5% to 10% of the New York City homeless population are pet owners. Sadly, animals are not allowed in homeless shelters and, as a result, animal owners have limited options,” said Jennifer Goodwin, Vice President for Development, Bideawee in a statement. “For many homeless, they choose to live on the streets with their animals as they do not want to be separated from them and this, of course, poses a number of veterinary health challenges. Goldman Sachs is providing volunteers for this event as well as monies for the exams and pet supplies.” 

For more information contact: 866-262-8133 or www.bideawee.org.

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