East New York

Resources for Pets in Your Area

If you’re looking for information to help you provide the best possible care for your pet, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for pet care tips, and to find out how the ASPCA is working in your community.

 
Look for Our Team in Your Community

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The ASPCA is committed to your community, and our team spends a lot of time in East New York. If you see an ASPCA team member, please let us know what we can do for you and your pet. Here are a few ways we can help:

  • Our mobile Primary Pet Care unit provides veterinary care right in your area (by appointment only) on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Please email [email protected] for more information and to see if you qualify for our services.
  • Our mobile spay/neuter clinic regularly provides surgery in your area. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org/spaynyc.

For more information about our services, please call 844-MY-ASPCA (692-7722).

 
East New York Community Veterinary Center

Happening Now

The future site of the ASPCA Community Veterinary Center (CVC) is 464 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Here we are offering appointment-only, urgent veterinary services and pet food distribution as a part of our COVID-19 relief efforts including treatment tents and mobile units, to safely provide essential, urgent animal care services in East New York. These are temporary measures geared towards the current needs of pet owners in Central Brooklyn and across New York City. In the future, our services will be conducted inside the building.

Additionally, the ASPCA will operate a Summer Pet Food Pantry on the same site, to provide free emergency dog and cat food. The program will run through September and the services are at no cost to participants and there is no income requirement to meet the eligibility.

If you live in East New York and need assistance for your pet(s), you can also call the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline at (877) 204-8821.

The ASPCA is deeply committed to keeping animals healthy and safe at home with their families by helping pet owners access the resources and services they need during the COVID-19 crisis.

 
Next Steps for the CVC

In early 2021, the new Community Veterinary Center will provide free and subsidized basic and preventative vet care to animals within East New York. The ASPCA Community Veterinary Center will be located at 464 New Lots Ave, Brooklyn, New York, between Vermont and Wyona streets.

The CVC will offer access to affordable veterinary services for pet owners and aims to improve the health and welfare of dogs and cats in East New York to better keep people and their pets together.

The CVC will offer primary pet care services including:

  • Exam and medical history
  • Preventative treatments like vaccines and deworming
  • Microchipping
  • Screening tests such as FeLV/FIV tests, heartworm and fecal tests
  • Other diagnostics and treatments that are non-invasive and do not require sedation

The Brooklyn CVC will also offer low-cost, high-quality spay/neuter surgery for pets of qualifying residents of East New York. Check back for updates on when this service will be available.

 
Other FAQ's

Where can I go for veterinary care now?

Under COVID-19 restrictions, we can currently only offer urgent or emergency pet care including treating animals for severe skin and ear infections, gastrointestinal problems such as parvovirus, respiratory infections, diagnosing traumatic injury, and providing end of life services. These services will be offered in our treatment tents and mobile units. We currently cannot offer wellness care or vaccines, but will notify you as soon as this changes. If you need to schedule an appointment for your pet call (877)204-8821.


When will the Brooklyn Community Veterinary Center open?

The Brooklyn Community Veterinary Center will open in 2021. Please check back for updates on the grand opening.


Why did the ASPCA choose to open a veterinary clinic in this Brooklyn neighborhood?

The ASPCA realized that veterinary care and pet resources were out of reach for the East New York Community, making it difficult for families to provide essential care for their pets. One of the priorities of the ASPCA is to keep people and their pets together by providing accessible veterinary care and resources. The CVC will make basic and preventative care accessible to the East New York Community.


How much will the services cost?

The CVC will offer partially and fully subsidized basic and preventive care to dogs and cats on a regular basis. Exact prices will be determined at time of appointment.


How can I schedule an appointment for services?

If you need assistance for your pet(s) now, please call the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline at (877) 204-8821. This is a temporary measure in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Please check back for updated information on how to schedule appointments for services once the Brooklyn CVC opens.

Where can I get pet food?

Food and supplies are available by appointment only and pet owners are encouraged to call the NYC COVID-19 Pet Hotline at (877) 204-8821 for more information and to request an appointment.


What should I do if I need to surrender my pet?

Please contact the Animal Control Centers of New York at (212) 788-4000 or [email protected] for any surrender inquires. To obtain more information about licensing, leash laws or behavior services, and other pet-related inquires visit the Animal Control Center website: nycacc.org.


What other services does the ASPCA offer?

We operate various programs and services in the New York City area, including our Adoption Center, Animal Hospital, mobile Spay/Neuter and more. For a list of answers to commonly asked pet-related questions from NYC residents please visit the NYC FAQ page.