Free Pet Adoptions During ‘Summer of Love’ at Hempstead Town Animal Shelter

This summer, you can adopt your “furr-ever” friend at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter, where adorable cats and dogs are waiting for their new home with YOU. Supervisor Kate Murray and the Town of Hempstead are once again holding the “Summer of Love Pet Adoption Program,” and all pet adoptions are free from June 15th through September 12th.  Last year, 188 cats and 146 dogs found new homes over the course of the program.

“Residents, please find it in your heart to throw a dog a bone or give a cat a warm, sunny spot to enjoy in the heat of summer,” remarked Murray. “With all adoption fees waived from June 15th through September 12th, there is no better time to adopt a pet.”

All adoptions include free rabies vaccinations, spaying/neutering and microchipping.  All cats will be tested for feline AIDS/leukemia.

The town Animal Shelter’s dedicated staff is ready to assist any interested pet adopters. Prospective adopters can go online to find all the dogs and cats currently up for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter by visiting

What is love without a gift for your new BFF (best furry friend)? The town has partnered with a number of pet-friendly businesses, which will provide free services for each pet adopted during the town’s “Summer of Love” program. Dog Grooming by Rachel in Bellmore will provide a coupon for one free grooming for dogs. Island Trees Veterinary Hospital in Hicksville will give coupons for a free exam and $25 towards veterinary services.  Fido Fitness Club in Woodmere will provide a coupon for one free training class.

“The Town of Hempstead thanks Dog Grooming by Rachel, Island Trees Veterinary Hospital and Fido Fitness Club for helping us find loving homes for the wonderful cats and dogs at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter,” stated Murray. “Help us make this a ‘summer of love’ by adopting a cat or dog at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter.”

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