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Around the Town: December 11, 2009

Home for the Holidays Pet Adoptions

This time of year is a joyous season filled with celebrations, family gatherings, reflections and giving.  What better way to share in the joy of the holiday spirit than by taking a loving cat or dog into your home? From young children to senior citizens, people delight in having a pet as a member of the family. 

In Hempstead Town we are making pet adoption part of your “reason for the season” by helping to make the pet adoption experience more affordable and special. That’s why we have waived the adoption fee and the rabies shot fee now through January 16, 2010 as part of our “Home for the Holidays” adoption program. In addition, all cats and dogs adopted will be spayed or neutered and microchipped free of charge.  Microchipping implants a grain of rice sized tracking device in animals so owners may be reunited quickly with lost pets. And, in the holiday spirit, each pet adopted will receive a special gift generously donated by Parrots of the World of Rockville Centre.

Our partnership with has resulted in uniting caring owners with loving pets. You can experience holiday joy on the web and view some of the animals at our shelter that are available for adoption by using the Petfinder link on the Town of Hempstead’s website,

Why not stop by our animal shelter at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh or call our staff at 785-5220. The shelter is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

You can make pet adoption part of your “Reason for the Season” by opening your house to great pets that need you.