FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2019
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Rebecca Cheng and Matthew Leonenko | (516) 869-7794
Town Waives Dog Adoption Fees for Veterans
North Hempstead, NY –In honor of National ‘Make a Dog’s Day,’ Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board have proposed to waive adoption fees for any veteran wishing to adopt a dog at the Town’s Animal Shelter, part of the Department of Public Safety. Fees to adopt a dog are $57, and includes a dog license, vaccinations, spay/neuter, and microchip. The Town Board members will vote on October 24 to approve the measure. The waiving of the fee is permanent beginning on November 1. Adoption rules still apply.
Veterans looking to adopt a dog must be a qualified U.S. veteran and should bring their Nassau County veterans card, form DD214 or their U.S. Military ID as a form of valid ID.
“Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our safety and Democracy and this is a small ‘thank you’ to them,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “The dogs at our Town Shelter are waiting for a forever home and I hope that a veteran will make one of them part of their family.”
“Our hope is to create new beginnings for both our veterans and shelter dogs. It is the least we can do to show our appreciation for the daily sacrifices they make,” said Jenna Givargidze, the Animal Shelter Director.
The Town’s Shelter adopts approximately 150 dogs a year. It is located at 75 Marino Avenue in Port Washington, hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is closed on Sundays.
To view some of the dogs up for adoption, view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Suo5R4iaoA
Please visit www.northhempsteadny.gov or call 311 or (516) 869-6311 with any questions.
North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Jenna Givargidze, Director of the North Hempstead Animal Shelter with one of the shelter’s dogs, Zeus.