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“Be Kind to Animals Day” Hosted by Mid Island Animal Hospital

MidIslandTo celebrate its 50th anniversary, Mid Island Animal Hospital will host “Be Kind to Animals Day” on June 18, 2011. Pet owners from Long Island are invited to visit the office from 1 to 4 p.m. and choose an animal charity they would like to support. Mid Island Animal Hospital will make a donation in honor or in memory of their pets.

Representatives and volunteers from Canine Companions for Independence, the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs, Last Hope, Long Island Greyhound Transfer, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Cornell Feline Health Center will be on hand to talk about their missions. Over $10,000 will be divided among the organizations.

Fifty years is a major milestone in any business, and Mitchell Kornet, DVM, director of Mid Island Animal Hospital since 1983, said that he wanted to honor the owners and pets who have supported Mid Island Animal Hospital over the years. The organizations chosen to participate profoundly affect animals and their owners through service, adoption, care, and research. This meaningful event highlights the importance of the human-companion animal bond.

Service dogs and their handlers will be featured, as will animals for adoption. Throughout the event, each organization will have a station and representatives available to answer any questions about their missions. After visiting each station, pet owners will then choose the organizations that they would like Mid Island Animal Hospital to support. Refreshments will be served.

Mid Island Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital. It is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. Only 14 percent of the animal hospitals in the United States are certified. Mid Island Animal Hospital is located at 264 W. Old Country Road, Hicksville, NY 11801.

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