The original Bideawee farmhouse in Wantagh
The original Bideawee farmhouse in Wantagh

Bideawee, a leading pet adoption and animal welfare organization serving the Long Island and New York metropolitan area communities, will host its 100th anniversary celebration with a fall festival for families and pets on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. at its Wantagh location.

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The Bideawee campus in Wantagh, present day

The daylong festival for families, pets and pet adopters will take place at Bideawee’s historically relevant facility located at 3300 Beltagh Ave.

The unveiling of the 100th Memorial plaque and burying the Bideawee “time capsule” will be at 1:30 p.m., attended by Bideawee leadership, staff, volunteers and invited guests.

Throughout the day, the Bideawee celebration will feature music, games, activities for the entire family, and food from Rollin’ Cubans Food Truck, Sydney’s Sweets and Shake Shack Pooch-inis for dogs. Bideawee dogs and cats also will be available for adoption.

New Bideawee adopters
New Bideawee adopters

“Bideawee’s reputation and respected role in animal welfare and pet safety have been and will continue to be the foundation of our mission,” said Nancy Taylor, president and chief executive officer. “The Bideawee family of pet-loving owners, adopters and volunteers welcomes all to join in this celebratory milestone in Bideawee’s historical legacy.”

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 in Manhattan, the Wantagh center was later established to meet heightened animal welfare needs in Nassau County.

Bideawee’s Wantagh campus houses the long-established Pet Memorial Park and is home to the PAWS Center, which is the first stop for rescued and adoptable pets, offering a broad range of intake services to ensure that all of the adoptable animals are healthy and ready for their new, forever homes. The campus also serves as the central location for Last Hope and the Pet Safe Coalition, which is comprised of selfless volunteers that provide pet safety support during times of disaster.

A Bideawee puppy and kitten
A Bideawee puppy and kitten

A rain date is set for Oct. 11. Visit www.bideawee.org or call 866-262-8133 for more information.

 

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