Bideawee Celebrates Pride Month in New York City and Long Island
New York, New York, June 7, 2018 – Bideawee, a leading animal welfare and pet adoption organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island, announced it will be sponsoring “Pride on the Beach” June 9-11 in Long Beach, and participating in the New York City Pride Parade on June 24.
“We are firm believers in love and equality for all, whether they be two or four-legged. Bideawee is proud to be included in several Pride Month events where we will have our mobile adoption van on site, helping to match animals in our care and their new forever homes,” said Leslie Granger, President and CEO at Bideawee.
Attendees of “Pride on the Beach” will be able to meet adoptable dogs and cats during the event in Bideawee’s mobile adoption van, which will be located near the Pride Pet Parade and Pride Market Fair. Additionally, 50 volunteers from Bideawee will be marching in the New York City Pride Parade later this month.
Support of the LGBTQ is very important to Bideawee, which is why it recently partnered with SAGE Long Island, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to meeting the unique needs of Long Island LGBTQ seniors. Bideawee brought therapy dogs to seniors at the Long Island LGBT Community Center during two visits. For more than 30 years, Bideawee has been training volunteer handlers and animals to be able to visit nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and other businesses to positively affect those in need of their love and support. Bideawee looks forward to bringing its therapy dog program to other LGBTQ community organizations.
Bideawee, which means “stay awhile,” in Scottish, is one of the country’s oldest and most respected animal welfare and pet adoption organizations. Founded in 1903, Bideawee’s mission is to be Greater New York’s leader in rescuing, caring for, and placing homeless cats and dogs with people who love them. Bideawee provides an array of high touch services including adoption centers, animal hospital, pet therapy programs, and pet memorial parks that serve pets and pet lovers on their lifelong journey together. Bideawee is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 humane animal organization and 100% of Bideawee’s funding comes from private sources. Bideawee operates adoption centers in New York City and Westhampton. For more information, visit: www.Bideawee.org.
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