Hempstead Town Animal Shelter Earns Top Ratings in Two New York State Inspection Reports; No Deficiencies Found

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter is in outstanding shape and is providing excellent care for shelter animals, according to two inspection reports handed down by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The Animal Shelter received the highest possible ratings in over 30 categories, with no deficiencies cited in either report.

“The excellent ratings awarded to the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter reaffirm the efforts of our town in providing the best-quality care for cats and dogs,” stated Murray. “I am extremely proud of the high marks our Animal Shelter has received.”

Both reports – the Dog Control Officer Inspection Report and the Municipal Shelter Inspection Report – gave the Animal Shelter “satisfactory” ratings (the highest possible) in nearly three dozen categories, which include cleanliness, veterinary care and handling.

The Municipal Animal Shelter Report found that the Shelter’s housing area and equipment is sanitized regularly, that there is adequate space for all dogs and there is medical care provided when necessary. The report also cited the town’s ongoing construction of a new A/C and heating system throughout the kennel; meanwhile, the state maintained that temperature extremes (too hot or too cold) at the shelter are avoided. The Dog Control Officer Inspection Report found that stray dogs are captured and transported safely using sanitized equipment. The report also stated that seizure and disposition records are maintained for all seized dogs.

“These reports show that the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter has been doing great work,” concluded Murray. “And, we will continue our efforts to create the best possible environment for our cats and dogs in search of new homes.”