Town Animal Shelter to Host Free Foster Care and Volunteering Seminar; Residents Can Help Cats and Dogs Find Loving Homes

Lending a helping hand to our four-legged friends is easier than one might think. The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter will be holding a free Foster Care and Volunteering Seminar at the town’s pet care facility on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 12 pm.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for residents to help teach animals social skills and help them become comfortable in a home environment,” said Shelter Director Cynthia Iacopella. “We encourage neighbors to take part in this free Foster Care and Volunteering Seminar to learn more about these wonderful programs.”

The one-hour seminar will detail the fostering program and volunteer positions. As part of the Foster Volunteer Program, residents temporarily “adopt” into their home a shelter cat or dog. At the end of the fostering period, which varies, the animal returns to the shelter and awaits adoption into a permanent home.

What’s more, volunteer positions are available at the shelter and in the community. In particular, volunteers are needed to help bottle feed the kittens that enter the shelter during the warmer seasons. Additional details on this volunteer opportunity will be available during the March 23 seminar.

For more information about this seminar, please contact the Animal Shelter at (516) 785-5220 or visit