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Animal shelter joins Henry Schein execs at Nasdaq event

Executives from the not-for-profit North Shore Animal League

Executives from the not-for-profit North Shore Animal League America will join with others from Long Island's largest publicly-traded company, Henry Schein Inc. -- a veterinary supplier -- to ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange in Manhattan's Times Square on Dec. 8, 2011. Photo Credit: Handout

Executives from the not-for-profit North Shore Animal League America will join others from Long Island's largest publicly-traded company, Henry Schein Inc. -- a veterinary supplier -- to ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq stock exchange in Manhattan's Times Square Thursday afternoon.

Those planning to attend the ceremonial event include John Stevenson, president of the Port Washington no-kill shelter; and Kevin Vasquez, chief executive of Butler Schein Animal Health, the U.S. animal health business of Henry Schein Inc.

Butler Schein distributes to 26,000 U.S. veterinary practices.

Also present will be Cesar Millan, a dog expert from the National Geographic channel's "The Dog Whisperer" show.

The North Shore animal shelter, one of the nation's largest, had $31.8 million in revenue for its 2010 fiscal year. During that period its expenses totaled $30.8 million including $24.5 million for program activities, $1.1 million for administration and $5 million for fundraising, according to a Charity Navigator report.

Henry Schein, based in Melville, trades on the Nasdaq as HSIC. It had $355.9 million income on $8.2 billion sales for the four quarters ending Sept. 24.

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