The East Greenwich Animal Hospital will close its doors April 1, after 33 years in business. The closure forces the EG Animal Protection League to scramble for a new home while it continues to lay the groundwork for a permanent home.
“It is with profound sorrow and deep regret that we must announce that East Greenwich Animal Hospital will be closing its doors on April 1st, 2015. We would like to thank our clients and our community for supporting us and entrusting your pets to us for the past 33 years,” read a post on the EGAH Facebook page.
EG Animal Hospital, 4302 Post Road, was found by Bipin and Kirti Pancholi in October 1982. Bipin became a fixture in East Greenwich, and was part of the EG Rotary Club until his death in 2001. In 2002, the EG Rotary founded the Bipin Pancholi Rotarian of the Year Award in his honor.
Kirti Pancholi continued operating the animal hospital until now. The hospital said clients are welcome to pick up their records during normal business hours through March 31. Starting April 1, clients are asked to call (401) 885-2221 to arrange for records pickup.
For the EG Animal Protection League, the situation is very tough.
“We will need immediate fosters for the dogs we have in our care as we will be without a home ourselves,” said a post on their Facebook page. “We are reaching out to our EGAPL supporters to see if you know of any facilities in the area who may be willing to rent space to us. We are in the very beginning stages of working on a potential building but it’s in its infancy and will require months of work so in the meantime we need help and suggestions!”
If you know of a place that might be available for the EGAPL, use their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-East-Greenwich-Animal-Protection-League/176694852388705
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