Town Animal Shelter Offering Free Trap-Neuter-Release Training on October 13; Volunteers Wanted for TNR Program

The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter is calling on residents to be a part of the shelter’s Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program, helping to control the population of stray cats throughout the township. The shelter, in association with Neighborhood Cats, Inc., will be hosting a free trapping and caretaker-training workshop on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Old Courtroom at Town Hall (2nd floor), located at 350 Front Street in Hempstead.

“While the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter stands ready to assist all communities with colonies of feral cats, town residents are the ones living in close proximity to these habitats,” said Animal Shelter Director Cynthia Iacopella. “We encourage residents to attend this free training workshop on October 13th to become better educated on how to trap and care for feral cats for transportation to the shelter for spay/neuter surgeries.”

The town’s TNR program offers free spaying/neutering of feral cats, helping to mitigate the overpopulation of strays in Hempstead Town. Many residents already assist the town with this program, helping to safely and humanely trap feral cats, bring them to the shelter for spaying/neutering and, after a recovery period, return them to their natural habitat.

The shelter is proud to work in conjunction with Neighborhood Cats, Inc., an organization that practices and promotes a Trap-Neuter-Release program throughout the United States.

All residents who wish to attend the October 13th training course must make reservations in advance, as space is limited. To make a reservation, please call Steven at the shelter at (516) 785-5220, ext. 4630.

For more information about this event or other shelter information, call (516) 785-5220 or visit