FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 7, 2019
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Rebecca Cheng and Matthew Leonenko | (516) 869-7794
Town Clerk Wayne Wink Announces
‘Dog of the Month’ Award
License your dog with North Hempstead Clerk’s office & be entered into a contest!
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink today announced that dogs getting licensed by their owners will now be eligible to become “Dog of the Month” of North Hempstead. The contest will be held monthly as a way of raising awareness about licensing dogs. All dogs in North Hempstead are required to be licensed by state law with a valid rabies vaccine. Applications for dog licenses can be found online at the Town's website and in person at the Town Clerk’s Office or the Town’s Animal Shelter.
“Keeping a dog license up to date means local authorities have contact information that, should the animal become lost, will help reunite you with your pet,” said Town Clerk Wink. “I hope that the Dog of the Month award will add some fun to the process of getting your dog licensed and also provide an opportunity for owners to show off their beloved dogs.”
To enter the contest, the first step is to license your dog. Next, submit a photo either with the license paperwork or on social media using #DogsofNorthHempstead hashtag. Please include the name of the dog and part of the town where you live. Owners may submit one entry per dog per year.
The monthly winners of the contest will receive a prize pack with dog-related gifts, as well as a Certificate of Recognition.
The first “Top Dog” winner will be selected on October 26. Please visit: www.northhempsteadny.gov or call 311 or (516) 869-6311 with any questions.