All Pet Adoption Fees Waived for ‘Summer of Love;’ Town Encourages Residents to Help Give Forever Homes to Shelter Dogs and Cats

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It is said that “unconditional love is as close as your nearest shelter.” And, for residents of America’s largest township, the nearest facility is none other than the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, which is hosting an entire “Summer of Love” pet adoption program to help find forever homes for the shelter’s dogs and cats.

Supervisor Anthony J. Santino is inviting all residents to take advantage of the “Summer of Love” program, as all pet adoption fees will be waived from Saturday, June 10th through Sunday, September 3rd. What’s more, newly adopted pets will be spayed/neutered and receive age-appropriate vaccinations and microchipping, free of charge.

“The Town of Hempstead is committed to finding permanent homes for all of our shelter’s great dogs and cats,” stated Santino. “We encourage residents to take advantage of free adoptions during the ‘Summer of Love,’ at the Town Animal Shelter.”

The town has also partnered with three local businesses that have been dedicated supporters of pet adoptions at the town’s animal shelter. 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 toward veterinary services. Fido Fitness Club in Woodmere will provide a coupon for one free training class, as well as one half-day of “doggie daycare.”

Town Animal Shelter staffers and volunteers are available to assist prospective pet adopters. Neighbors can also visit to browse photos and information about cats and dogs available for adoption, or contact the shelter at (516) 785-5220.

The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter is located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh.