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Adoptable Animal of the Week: Meet Chance

This special needs cat needs a good home.

Name: Chance

Case Number: #5496

Hi, I'm Chance and I'm looking for a loving home. I'm considered a special needs cat. I came into the in Wantagh, my current temporary home, as a stray with a fractured leg. I received the necessary surgery and am healing nicely. I am looking for a home where I can stretch out and enjoy being part of a family!

In recognition of the nationally recognized “Adopt a Shelter Cat Month,” the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The spring is “kitten season,” during which thousands of newborn kittens enter animal shelters.

“With the increased numbers of kittens surrendered to animal shelters nationwide during ‘kitten season,’ now is the purr-fect time to adopt a cuddly friend of your own,” said Animal Shelter Director Cynthia Iacopella. “This June 23, we are asking residents to help provide homes for these adorable cats.”

In addition to the waived adoption fees, there is no charge for a spay/neuter, rabies vaccine or microchipping. Katarina, a shelter volunteer, will be on hand in a cat costume to take pictures with residents – also at no charge. 

Raffles and baked goods will be sold to benefit The Tails of Hope Fund, which helps finance extraordinary medical surgeries and other costs for sick animals. In addition, all residents who bring a toy or treat for a shelter animal will be eligible for a door prize.

If you’re not ready or able to adopt a cat at this time, there are still many ways you can help the shelter animals. The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter runs “The Little One Fostering Program,” in which residents temporarily foster a shelter animal to help it become acclimated to living in a home, possibly with other pets. 

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

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