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PIX11’s Frank Melli contributed to this report.

What is Bideawee? Bideawee, which means ‘stay a while’ in Scottish, was founded more than 117 years ago.

With locations in Manhattan, Westhampton and Wantagh, Bideawee is one of the first no-kill organizations in the United States.

President and CEO of Bideawee, Leslie Granger shared her story with PIX11.

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