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Fortune 52: Loretta Rinaldo

Loretta Rinaldo

President and Founder, Forgotten Friends of Long Island

We hear so many sad stories of animals in dire need of rescuing, and a great deal of them are abused and neglected. Some are left outside to fend for themselves through extreme weather, some suffer without food and water. There are thousands of unwanted pets abandoned at Long Island’s animal shelters. Many are old and infirm and these unwanted companion animals are euthanized, alone and terrified.


Long Island is also fortunate to have many people who care a great deal about animals and will go to enormous lengths to save the life of an innocent creature.

Loretta Rinaldo of Plainview is a registered nurse specializing in oncology at Sloan Kettering in Rockville Centre. To some, her job might seem depressing, but Loretta gets satisfaction from the knowledge that she is helping people get through a very difficult time in their life.

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