It is heartbreaking to hear about families that are struggling in this economy and have to give up their pets because of budget reasons. We established the Oakland Animal Food Bank for this reason
Oakland, NJ (PRWEB) June 19, 2011
Leading Wayne, NJ veterinarians at Oakland Animal Hospital remain actively involved in their local community through the creation of a community outreach program. Oakland Animal Hospital established the Oakland Animal Food Bank to aide in feeding the animals of those families in need.
“It is heartbreaking to hear about families that are struggling in this economy and have to give up their pets because of budget reasons. We established the Oakland Animal Food Bank for this reason,” said Dr. Robert Gordon, Franklin Lake, NJ veterinarian and director of Oakland Animal Hospital. “As veterinarians and staff members at Oakland Animal Hospital we know how important a pet is to providing comfort and happiness to a family and we don’t want them to have to give them up. We hope that the food bank will help families struggling to be able to keep their pets.”
The Oakland Animal Food Bank is an extension of Oakland Animal Hospital’s annual holiday Food for Fido program. The pet food bank will collect and distribute food for loving and loved pets belonging to these families in need. The staff of Oakland Animal Hospital is deeply committed to improving the well-being of not just their patients, but to the lives of the animals and their families within the community which is further seen through the founding of the food bank.
“The support of the community plays a key role in maintaining this food bank. With their help we can successfully continue to feed the pets of those families that are in need. We want to preserve these families and the special relationships that exist between pets and their owners,” said Dr. Robert Gordon, veterinarian in Franklin Lake, NJ and founder of the Oakland Animal Food Bank.
Founded in 1963 by Dr. Henry Peinecke, Oakland Animal Hospital offers compassionate veterinary care to the animals in Oakland and surrounding areas. IN 1979, Dr. Robert Gordon, veterinarian in Wayne, NJ, became the director of the hospital. Since the founding in 1963, Oakland Animal Hospital has grown exponentially to three veterinarians, seven veterinarian technicians, and nine support staff members.
At Oakland Animal Hospital, the pets are cared for in a compassionate, caring, professional atmosphere. With the same friendly faces at each visit, pets receive the same love and care that they are given at home. The human-animal bond is top priority at Oakland Animal Hospital, which can be further seen through the establishment of the Oakland Animal Food Bank to help feed the pets of families in need.
About Oakland Animal Hospital: Oakland Animal Hospital was founded in 1963 and is proud to have a committed staff that is pet lovers just like their patients. Whether the staff has been with Oakland Animal Hospital for one or 20 years, they believe in constant training in order to deliver the highest standard of care. Leading the team are veterinarians Drs. Robert Gordon, Pamela Gorbics and Elizabeth Chabora. Working alongside these experienced veterinarians is a support staff consisting of receptionists, a bookkeeper, veterinarian technicians and an office manager. Together the members of Oakland Animal Hospital continue to provide exceptional care not only in the office, but throughout the community.