Expanding Our Services for 2021
We are expanding our adoption services while still keeping the safety of our animals, staff, volunteers and visitors our top priority.
Beginning Monday, July 5, 2021, the Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Canine Adoption Center and Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center will be open daily from 10am to 6:00pm with no appointment needed.
Social distancing protocols will be observed while on campus and face masks must be worn at all times. All visitors entering our facility will be asked to fill out a standard COVID-19 questionnaire and require a temperature scan. In the event that there are too many people inside, visitors will be asked to wait in their cars and will not be allowed to crowd around the entrance or front of the building.
All adoptions are subject to approval and you must be 21 or older to adopt. We cannot guarantee the selection of adoptable animals at the time of any appointment and animals cannot be held for your visit. Our experienced Adoption Counselors will make every effort to match you with your perfect pet.
To see an assortment of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens currently available for adoption, please visit animalleague.org/adopt.
Pet Health Centers
Our Pet Health Centers, accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, continue to take appointments for both the Don and Karen LaRocca Wellness Center and the Alex Lewyt Medical Center (including spay/neuter and dental procedures) while continuing to make sure our community remains as safe as possible. Appointments are being staggered and spaced out for social distancing, and we are continuing with curbside service.
Beginning the first week of July, 2021, the Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, located at 16 Lewyt Street on our Port Washington, NY campus will be undergoing a renovation. We will be replacing the entire roof, as well as installing a new HVAC system. Both projects are a much needed upgrade to our building and will result in a healthier environment for all. The project is currently expected to run through August.
As a result of this construction, we will not be able to see any clients at the Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, and instead we will be working out of the Don and Karen LaRocca Pet Wellness Center at 63 S. Bayles Avenue – also on our Port Washington, NY campus.
For appointments at the Wellness Center clients will be given the option of waiting inside if there is room available, face masks and temperature checks at the door will still be required. For any procedure pick-ups/drop offs, we will still be doing curbside service to avoid congestion in the waiting room.
During this time we will have to limit the number of appointments we can see daily due to the limited capacity available. We will primarily be covering
- Wellness Visits, such as vaccinations, preventatives, annual check-ups, medical follow-up.
- Urgent Care where it pertains to life threatening illness or injury and ongoing medical treatment.
Due to our limited availability, we will not be able to handle any non-urgent/elective procedures except where it pertains to an urgent medical condition.
We will not be able to perform spay/neuter services for pets other than those in our shelter. If you would like to find affordable spay/neuter services during this time, please visit SpayUSA.org.
For further details, please visit our Pet Health Centers website.