Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter kicks off ‘pups-giving’ adoption event
Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter kicks off 'pups-giving' adoption event
The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter kicked off a special adoption weeklong event on Monday.
This week is the shelter's "pups-giving," and the shelter in Wantagh is waiving adoption fees for anyone who wants to give a dog or cat a forever home.
Anyone who adopts can also get two free Thanksgiving dinners at the Coral House in Baldwin.
"All shots, neutering, chipping, that's $125 and then the application free, which is another $25 and then on top of that you are getting a free meal," says Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin.
Charles Malone with the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter says the initiatives are all to get dogs and cats in a home with a family to enjoy the holidays.
He says some breeds of dogs like pit bulls or Rottweilers have gotten a bad rap, but if "treated properly, any dog could be a great dog."
"It's really bittersweet because we spend a lot of time with them, but our favorite part is when they get adopted," another person with the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter says.
Residents have until the day before Thanksgiving to adopt a dog or cat with the fees waived.