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Cat Adoption Fees Waived, Town Board Meeting

A weekly look-in at news from around the Town of Hempstead.

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh is waiving adoption fees for cats on June 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of national "Adopt A Shelter Cat Month."

According to the town, charges will also be waived for spaying, neutering, rabies vaccinations and microchipping. Raffle tickets and baked goods will be available for purchase to benefit The Tails of Hope Fund, which helps finance medical costs for sick animals.

For more information call 516-785-5220 or visit the shelter's website.

Town Board Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday

The Hempstead Town Board is scheduled to hold its next meeting on June 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Town board meetings are held in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, adjacent to Hempstead Town Hall at 1 Washington St. in Hempstead.

Click here for a complete agenda of the June 19 meeting.

Felix Procacci June 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Some more information about the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter : http://malverne-westhempstead.patch.com/blog_posts/hempstead-town-clerk-mark-bonilla-budgets-600k-in-payments-from-hempstead-animal-shelter-in-2011
Katherine Trunk June 17, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Cat adoption promotion is a plus, the alternative is for cats to remain in shelter. Many caring people seek to adopt from Animal Shelters to improve plight of both cats and dogs.
Matthew Lott June 18, 2012 at 05:49 AM
How much revenue, is being lost to the Town ? Bonilla just blew his Fake Budget Projection ! http://eastmeadow.patch.com/blog_posts/hempstead-town-clerk-mark-bonilla-budgets-600k-in-payments-from-hempstead-animal-shelter-in-2011 Which would you rather have...Lower Taxes and "User Fees", Or Waived Fees for adopting a Cat ??? Somehow the Town's Logic in creating tax revenue, has been taken over by the "Do Gooders" here in ? Also, when the cat population Explodes, then what kind of "adjustment" is going to be made ? Silly games from Silly People we elect and appoint !
Echo Deep June 21, 2012 at 06:19 AM
Spoke to workers at the shelter. There are many litters born in springtime, and they overflow with young cats/ kittens by this time.
robert June 22, 2012 at 07:05 AM
I hope that they are really carefull to check people out before they give away free cats. There are sicko's out there that have their girlfriends adopt a cat for them and then they feed them to large pet snakes.

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