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Hempstead Town Waiving All Pet Adoption Fees During “Home for the Holidays;” Residents Will Also Take Home Great Gifts

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Preparing for the holiday season can be hectic and expensive, but through the Town of Hempstead’s “Home for the Holidays” pet adoption program, Supervisor Anthony J. Santino is making it as “simple as apple pie” to adopt a furry friend into your loving home. In fact, it is even simpler and more affordable than “apple pie,” because loving people who adopt a cat or dog from the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter from Saturday, November 18th through Wednesday, January 3rd can get the gift of “furry love” for free!

Through the “Home for the Holidays” program, all pet adoption fees are being waived at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter. What’s more, all adoptions include free spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations and microchipping.

“During this holiday season, consider bringing one of our shelter’s cats or dogs ‘home for the holidays’,” Santino said. “It’s easier than ever before to adopt a pet at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter through the ‘Home for the Holidays’ program. In addition to all adoptions being free through January 3rd, our shelter will also provide spaying/neutering and age-appropriate vaccinations all free of charge.”

What’s more, the town has partnered with three local sponsors, Island Trees Veterinary Hospital in Hicksville, Dog Grooming by Rachel in Bellmore and Fido Fitness Club in Woodmere, all of which will be providing free gifts for each pet adopted from the town shelter during the Home for the Holidays program.

Neighbors can get a head start on the adoption process by visiting the Animal Shelter’s website at, where they can view cats and dogs that are currently up for adoption. Staff and volunteers are also available to assist prospective adopters who visit

the shelter, located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. For more information, please call the shelter at (516) 785-5220.
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