Hempstead Town Hosts Home For The Holidays Pet Adoption Fair

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray invites you to join in on the fun on Saturday, December 17th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the town Animal Shelter for the Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair.

Come by with the family and enjoy the festivities, including a visit from Santa Claus, raffles and free giveaways. See the shelter's cuddly cats and dogs and consider taking one home for the holiday season - all adoptions at the event are free!

"Especially during the holiday season, few things can equal the joy of giving a loving cat or dog a home," Supervisor Murray said. "We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the holiday season at this year's Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair."

In addition to waiving all fees, newly adopted pets will also receive rabies vaccinations, spaying and neutering services and microchipping, free of charge. And thanks to the generosity of Jo-Mar Grooming, IAMS and Manetto Hill Animal Hospital, all pets adopted at the Home for the Holidays event will receive a free gift.

Visitors can also partake in raffles for dog and cat gift baskets. All raffles will benefit the Animal Shelter's Tails of Hope Fund. The fund helps to finance extraordinary medical surgeries for ailing animals and also covers other unique and costly animal needs. What's more, children and pets will have a chance to take photos with Santa Claus.

"Join us on December 17th to celebrate the holidays with our furry friends," said Councilwoman Angie Cullin. "Help us give these loving animals the gift of love this holiday season."

Before heading to the event, experience holiday joy on the web by viewing pets on the town's website (www.toh.li) and using the Petfinder link on the animal shelter web page. If you cannot make it to the pet fair, you may also visit the shelter, located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Home for the Holidays free adoption period runs through January 15, 2012.

"Consider making pet adoption a part of your holiday season," Murray said. "Join us as we help find new loving homes for these cuddly cats and dogs."