October 24, 2011
In an effort to promote Pit Bull awareness, adoption and welfare, the Town of Hempstead has partnered with Last Hope, Inc. to present Bully Breed Brigade 2011. This daylong event will take place on Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"The 'Bully Breed Brigade' is the perfect way to meet and greet 'Ambassadogs' from Hempstead Town's animal shelter as well as other shelters from across Long Island," said Supervisor Kate Murray. "Pet adoption as well as many other services will be available to residents."
The event will be held on Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh, in between the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and Last Hope Shelter. The day's events include an adoption fair, vendors, trainers, breed advocates, holistic experts, T-touch demos and more. The highlight of the day is at 12:30 p.m., with the Pit Parade of "Ambassadogs" putting their best paws forward with hopes of adoption.
"I encourage everyone to attend this event to learn more about this often misunderstood bully breed type," added Councilwoman Angie Cullin.
Anyone interested in viewing pets that are available for adoption can visit Hempstead Town's website at www.TOH.LI and use the Petfinder link. Additionally, the town invites pet lovers to visit the animal shelter at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information on this event or pet adoption, please call the shelter at 516-785-5220.
"I would like to thank Last Hope, Inc. for its partnership with Hempstead Town and for its continued dedication to the well-being of animals," concluded Supervisor Murray.