Town Animal Shelter Rescuers Saluted on Network TV For Saving Neglected Dogs

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and staff from the town's Animal Shelter joined the PIX Morning Show on January 21st with many of the pets that were rescued a week earlier from a Rockville Centre home. Host John Muller commended the shelter staff for their dedication to providing the animals with love and attention and for nursing them back to health.

"Just a week after these animals were rescued from a filthy house of horrors in Rockville Centre, they are much healthier and happier thanks to the true compassion and care of the animal shelter staff," Supervisor Murray said.

On January 14th, Hempstead Town Animal Control Officers rescued 16 profoundly neglected and abused animals from squalid conditions while the carcasses of 26 less fortunate victims littered the filthy residence. The animals were transported to Hempstead's Animal Shelter for examination and treatment by a veterinarian before being groomed and cleaned. Animals rescued from the house included six chihuahuas, three dachshunds, a Yorkshire terrier, an English Bulldog, a Shih Tzu, a Boxer and two cats. Animal shelter staff worked late into the evening to remove matted hair and clean feces and urine encrusted fur from the dogs.

"Thanks to the caring shelter workers, the rescued dogs and cats are improving every day," Murray said. "Anyone interested in adopting these wonderful pets can call the Animal Shelter at (516) 785-5220."