Hempstead Town is proud to mark International Homeless Animals Day on Saturday, August 25, 2012, a date that helps raise awareness on animals living in shelters. The town is recognizing this event in conjunction with the shelter’s “Summer of Love” pet adoption program, during which all pet adoption fees are waived.
In appreciation of those who visit the shelter and bring toys or treats for the animals on August 25, a door prize drawing will be held. There will also be raffles and baked goods for sale.
“Sadly, for many cats and dogs living in shelters, every day is Homeless Animal Day,” said Shelter Director Cynthia Iacopella. “Here at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter, we are proud to do our very best to help these animals find a permanent loving home.”
During “Summer of Love” – June 20 through September 20 and including International Homeless Animals Day on August 25 – all cats and dogs adopted from the shelter will also receive spay/neuter, rabies vaccinations and microchipping, all free of charge!
An estimated six to eight million animals enter shelters each year, with only about half being adopted. In fact, in the United States, there are more animals living on the streets and in shelters than in homes.
The town’s August 25 adoption event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Animal Shelter (3320 Beltagh Avenue, Wantagh).
For more information about this event and/or “Summer of Love,” please call (516) 785-5220.