Banfield Pet Hospital Waives Office Visit Fees for Pets Affected by Hurricane SandyPublished November 2, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy churned its way up the east coast, it left in its wake a path of unthinkable devastation. But it was not only humans who were gravely affected, 250,000 pets were left stranded as a result of the storm’s fury. As Hurricane Sandy damages accumulated, many rescue groups and organizations pitched in to help relocate stranded pets after Hurricane Sandy damage.
One of the organizations stepping up to the plate to help is Banfield Pet Hospital. To aid in the rescue efforts for some of these needy pets affected by this powerful storm, Banfield Pet Hospital, the world's largest veterinary practice, is offering free physical examinations for pets affected by Hurricane Sandy. More than 140 Banfield Pet Hospitals throughout the Northeast will be providing office visits at no cost for pets in need.
Banfield Pet Hospital will be offering this service from Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 11, in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.
Covered by the waived office visit fee are physical examinations which are provided by the veterinary team. Excluded from the offer are the costs of any necessary testing, treatment or medications. Although not all of the Banfield Pet Hospitals are fully operational at this time, the practice is currently providing care in the majority of the Northeast, and some of the many of the hardest-hit areas in the New Jersey and New York area, including:
- Manhattan, NY—517 E 117th St. / (212) 996-3238
- Brooklyn, NY— 238 Atlantic Ave. / (718) 522-0415
- Staten Island, NY—1520 Forest Ave. / (718) 448-5558
- Commack, NY—2160 Jericho Turnpike / (631) 493-3820
- Bridgewater, NJ—145 Promenade Blvd. / (732) 271-9105
- Secaucus, NJ—400 Mill Creek Dr. / (201) 348-1645
- Manahawkin, NJ—219 Stafford Park Blvd. / (609) 978-5005
- Brick, NJ—2 Brick Plaza / (732) 279-0444
- Woodbridge, NJ—865 St. George Ave. / (732) 602-1925
- East Brunswick, NJ—300 State Route 18 / (732) 432-8005
While pets may not have received a physical injury caused by the hurricane, they may be exhibiting other symptoms associated with anxiety directly associated with the storm. Pets may show a lack of appetite, reluctance to go outside, have diarrhea, general malaise, act nervously or exhibit other behavioral symptoms due to stress.
Banfield Pet Hospital strongly suggests that if any pet guardians have any concerns about their pet's overall health and behavior to contact the nearest Banfield Pet Hospital. To find a Banfield Pet Hospital near your location visit the Banfield website.
If you live in an area affected by Hurricane Sandy, how did the storm affect your pets? Tell us in a comment.