Town Animal Shelter to Open on Sundays Starting October 20th, Offering Convenient Adoption Hours for Hard-Working Residents

The dog days of summer are over, but that doesn’t mean the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter is fall-ing off. In fact, this autumn, the staff will be working harder than ever when the shelter opens its doors to the public on Sundays! Yes, Sundays are “going to the dogs” (and cats) at the town Animal Shelter, which will adopt an 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday schedule, effective October 20th. In addition, Thursday hours will be extended to 8 p.m.

“We are thrilled that the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter will soon be open on Sundays, giving our hard-working residents a convenient weekend day to visit the shelter,” said Supervisor Kate Murray. “We encourage all residents to visit the town Animal Shelter to see if a four-legged friend is waiting for them.”

The new Animal Shelter schedule is as follows:

Sunday:         Office Hours – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Adoption Hours – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday:         Office Hours – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Adoption Hours – None

Tuesday:        Office Hours – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Adoption Hours – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday:  Office Hours – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Adoption Hours – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday:      Office Hours – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Adoption Hours – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday:           Office Hours – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Adoption Hours – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday:       Office Hours – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Adoption Hours – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“We are confident that residents will greatly benefit from the Animal Shelter being open on Sundays,” said Shelter Director Cindy Iacopella.       

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter has one of the highest adoption rates in the nation, and its Animal Control Officers respond to over 6,000 service requests – including 500 night emergency calls – each year. What’s more, the shelter offers numerous pet seminars, workshops and training programs for residents to better care for their pets. Neighbors can also become involved in many volunteer programs to help care for the shelter’s four-legged friends. 

The Animal Shelter is located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. For more information, please contact the shelter at (516) 785-5220 or visit www.TOH.li/animal-shelter.