Animal Shelter Offering 40 Free Spay/Neuter Surgeries for Feral Cats in Hempstead Town

Helping to curb the population of stray cats in Hempstead Town, the town Animal Shelter will host a free Trap/Neuter/Return Day on Saturday, July 28, 2012. On a first-come, first-serve basis, the Animal Shelter will perform 40 free spay/neuter surgeries on cats trapped by town residents.

“On July 28, the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter will ensure that at least 40 feral cats will be spayed/neutered so that they cannot further contribute to the stray population,” said Animal Shelter Director Cynthia Iacopella.

Feral cats brought to the shelter on this date will also receive a rabies vaccine, a 5-in-1 one-year vaccine, 30-day flea control and mandatory left ear tipping. Appointments must be made in advance. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Animal Shelter’s TNR coordinator, Steve Reichert, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (516) 785-5220, ext. 4630.

Cats must be brought to the Animal Shelter in a trap (no pet carriers) between the hours of 6-7:30 a.m. Pets are returned (to those residents who dropped them off) from 3-5 p.m. the same day.

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter is located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. For more information, call the shelter at (516) 785-5220 or visit