A 'Pet-tacular' Ending: Rescued Animals Adopted Into Loving Homes!

Three weeks after 16 abused and neglected animals were rescued from a Rockville Centre home by the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter, the happier and healthier pets have all been adopted by loving families and are settling into their new homes.

"Thankfully, this frightful 'tail' has a very happy ending," Supervisor Kate Murray said. "These animals were rescued from a house of horrors, and now they are beginning new lives in wonderful new homes."

On January 14th, Hempstead Town Animal Control Officers rescued the profoundly neglected and abused animals from squalid conditions while the carcasses of 26 less fortunate victims littered the filthy residence. The dehydrated, emaciated animals were transported to Hempstead's Animal Shelter for examination and treatment by a veterinarian before being groomed and cleaned. Animals rescued from the house included six chihuahuas, three dachshunds, a Yorkshire terrier, an English Bulldog, a Shih Tzu, a Boxer and two cats. Animal shelter staff worked late into the evening to remove matted hair and clean feces and urine encrusted fur from the dogs. After the original owners forfeited their custody rights to the animals, the town began to place the pets for adoption.

"I would like to thank our caring shelter workers for nursing these pets back to health and for ensuring their adoption into great families," Murray said. "From tragic circumstances, these animals were given a new lease on life in the form of a loving home and a bright and happy future."