Town Animal Shelter Invites Residents to ‘Spring Ahead to a New 4-Legged Love’ During Free Adoption Event on April 11th

Winter-weary residents will be happy to hear that things are heating up at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter. A new adoption season will kick off on Saturday, April 11th as the shelter hosts “Spring Fling: Spring Ahead to a New 4-Legged Love.” From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., all pet adoptions are free, and adopters will go home with a free photo with their new family member.

“We encourage all local pet lovers to come visit the wonderful cats and dogs at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter on April 11th,” said Supervisor Kate Murray. “With all fees waived, there’s no better time to adopt!”

In addition to free adoptions, owners will not pay fees for spaying/neutering, rabies vaccinations, age-appropriate shots or microchipping. What’s more, all adopters will receive a free family portrait with their new pet, as well as a free cat or dog goody bag.  

The shelter will set the scene for a great spring adoption event with live music, face painting, raffles and much more. All residents who bring a pet toy or bag of treats will be eligible for a door prize.

Supervisor Murray and the Hempstead Town Board are committed to maintaining the high-quality operation and care provided to cats and dogs at the Town Animal Shelter. The town recently adopted legislation that requires the spaying/neutering of all animals leaving the shelter, helping to reduce overpopulation. In addition, the town rolled out its new Mobile Vet Surgical Suite, a state-of-the-art mobile facility that will bolster spay/neuter and Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) programs throughout the township. 

The talented and knowledgeable Town Animal Shelter staff will be on hand to assist all interested pet adopters. What’s more, neighbors can visit to browse photos and information about cats and dogs available for adoption.

The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter is located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. For more information, call the Shelter at (516) 785-5220 or visit