Town Animal Shelter, L.I. Veterinary Medical Association Team Up to Provide Low-Cost Rabies Vaccinations, Free Pet Adoptions; All Residents Invited to Shelter’s Fall Festival Event on October 7th

It’s not every day that residents can get a $10 rabies vaccination for their pet … in fact, it’s only one day out of the year! Supervisor Anthony J. Santino is inviting all pet-owning residents to visit the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter on Saturday, October 7th from 10AM to 4PM for the shelter’s annual Rabies Clinic and Pet Fair. Rabies vaccinations are just $10, and are being provided in partnership with the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association.

The Rabies Clinic will be taking place in conjunction with the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter Fall Festival, which will include Fall- and Halloween-themed fun, games and activities for the whole family. Residents, especially children, will enjoy pumpkin carving, face painting, arts and crafts, raffles, great food and drinks, candy and much more!

And, all pet adoption fees are being waived during this event!

“It’s no ‘trick’ … the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter will be providing great “treats,” for local residents, including free pet adoptions, $10 rabies vaccinations for pets and fun for all during this community event,” stated Supervisor Santino. “The town also thanks the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association for its continued dedication to this annual event, providing low-cost shots for local pets.”

Rabies vaccinations will be administered by the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, and the fee is $10 (CASH ONLY). Limit is three pets per household. Dogs must be leashed, cats placed in carriers. All residents must pre-register their pet by calling the shelter at (516) 785-5220. In order to receive a vaccination, dogs must be licensed and proof must be provided. If residents need to purchase a license for their dog, the price is $10 for spayed/neutered canines, and $18 for non-spayed/neutered.

The shelter strongly urges that all residents have their pets vaccinated, as rabies is easily transferable among animals and, in many cases, can be fatal.

Residents looking to adopt a new pet on October 7th will not pay for adoptions, spaying/neutering, vaccinations or microchipping ($10 rabies vaccination only applies to pets that already have homes, not dogs or cats adopted on October 7th). Shelter staff will be on hand to assist prospective adopters, and neighbors can also visit toh.li/animal-shelter 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. For more information, please contact (516) 785-5220.