Town Waives Pet Adoption Fees for the Holidays

Grooming By Rachel of Bellmore offers generous gift –

Through the Town of Hempstead’s “Home for the Holidays” pet adoption program, adopting a welcomed furry friend into your home for the Holidays is as “simple as apple pie.” In fact, it is even simpler and more affordable than “apple pie,” because loving people who adopt a cat or dog from the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter through Wednesday, January 3 can get the gift of “furry love” for free!

Through the “Home for the Holidays” program, all pet adoption fees are being waived at the Town of Hempstead animal shelter. What’s more, all adoptions include free spaying/neutering, age-appropriate vaccinations and microchipping.

“During this holiday season, consider bringing one of our shelter’s cats or dogs ‘home for the holidays’,” said outgoing-Hempstead Town Supervisor Santino. He said it’s easier than ever before to adopt a pet at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter through the “Home for the Holidays” program. In addition to all adoptions being free through January 3, the shelter will also provide spaying/neutering and age-appropriate vaccinations all free of charge.

The town has also partnered with Grooming By Rachel in Bellmore and the Island Trees Veterinary Hospital in Hicksville to provide free Holiday gifts for each pet adopted from the town shelter during the Home for the Holidays program.

Neighbors can get a head start on the adoption process by visiting the Animal Shelter’s website at, where they can view cats and dogs that are up for adoption. Staff and volunteers are also available to assist prospective adopters who visit

The shelter, located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. For more information, please call the shelter at  785-5220.


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