Mamma Mia, Pets Are Free-A! Hempstead Town Animal Shelter to Waive All Adoption Fees in Celebration of Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, families across Hempstead Town will celebrate their love for moms. On Saturday, May 12, 2012, the town invites everyone to salute mothers by adopting a cuddly cat or friendly dog. After all, nothing says “I love you, mom” better than a loving canine or feline companion.

“Whether you’re a mom with room in your heart and home for a new pet or you just want to celebrate Mother’s Day with the love of a cuddly companion, now is a great time to adopt,” stated Animal Shelter Director Cynthia Iacopella. “I invite moms and all animal lovers to come to the animal shelter on May 12th and enjoy the love of a new furry friend without the expenses that ordinarily accompany pet adoption.“

All adopted animals will receive free rabies vaccinations, spaying/neutering and microchipping. When combined with the waived adoption fee, this is a savings of at least $100!

Prospective pet adopters are also encouraged to bring treats and/or toys for the shelter animals; all those who do so will be eligible for a door prize. There will be raffles and baked goods for sale, with proceeds benefiting the “Tails of Hope Fund,” an organization helping to fund extraordinary medical surgeries for dogs and cats.

“Mamma Mia, Pets Are Free-a” will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you are not interested in adopting a pet at this time, there are still many ways you can help dogs and cats in need. Shelter volunteers help care for the animals, while pet fosterers temporarily “adopt” a pet to help it become acclimated to a home environment.

The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter is located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. For more information, call the Shelter at (516) 785-5220 or visit