Highlights Of Community Service
As part of our philosophy and commitment to quality of life, we additionally provide services to a wider community. Dr. Howell and Practice Administrator, Karen Heidgerd, have implemented outreach programs to embrace a diverse constituency in need of social support.
Domestic violence shelters do not accommodate companion animals. This dilemma leads victims to choose remaining in peril rather than leave beloved pets. We provide shelter and care free of charge for pets of battered women. This arrangement enables victims of domestic violence to enter shelters with the peace of mind that their pets are being cared for. When they are able to secure a new home, their pets are waiting for them. Animal General has the distinction of being New York City’s sole veterinary hospital to actively address issues of domestic violence.
ELDER CARE FOSTER PROGRAM
Animal General matches geriatric cats in need of adoption with neighborhood seniors who can benefit from this companionship. This program has been an unqualified success, the quintessential win/win situation; and we are available at a moment’s notice to provide any emergency boarding should the foster guardian face a medical crisis.