Town Animal Shelter to Waive All Adoption Fees for ‘Don’t Bully My Breed’ Event

Supervisor Anthony J. Santino is inviting all residents to attend the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter’s biggest event of the year, “Don’t Bully My Breed,” on Saturday, May 6th from 11AM to 3PM at the shelter. This program is dedicated to educating the public on common misconceptions about pit bulls, which comprise a majority of the shelter population, and all adoption fees will be waived to help these loving canines find their forever homes. Best of all, all proceeds from this event will benefit the Tails of Hope Fund, which provides funding for emergency medical care and additional training for shelter animals.

“Don’t Bully My Breed” will feature adoptable pit bulls, guest speakers, music, raffles, a kids’ activity table, an opportunity to win a custom pet playhouse and even take hockey shots with former National Hockey League goaltender Gilles Villemure. Many residents will recall the recent story of how the Town of Hempstead rescued 45 dogs from what local media outlets described as deplorable living conditions, and neighbors who adopted several of these pups will be speaking about their experiences in what it takes to rehabilitate a traumatized dog into a loyal and loving pet.

“The Town of Hempstead is committed to finding permanent homes for pit bulls and all other dogs and cats at our Animal Shelter,” stated Santino. “We encourage all residents to attend ‘Don’t Bully My Breed’ on May 6th to meet our shelter animals and learn more about the pit bull breed. Of course, with all fees waived on this date, there’s no better time to adopt!”

At the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter and on its Facebook page, staffers regularly provide specific details about an individual dog’s personality and behavior, and work with prospective adopters to pair them with the dog that best suits their family’s lifestyle. Shelter staff and volunteers will be on hand during this event to help residents meet and greet adoptable dogs.

The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter is located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. For more information about this event or general information, please call the Shelter at (516) 785-5220 or visit www.toh.li/animal-shelter.