Hempstead Town Notebook: Letter to the Editor Bashes Animal Shelter

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Letter to the Editor: TOH Animal Shelter Duping the Public

In a letter to the editor earlier this week, Hempstead Town resident Lucille DeFina said that the town, specifically the animal shelter, "continues to dupe the public with their 'smoke and mirror' mentality to waste our tax dollars and secure patronage positions."

See what else DeFina had to say in her letter.

Town Searching for Volunteers for Animal Shelter's Pet Foster Program

Do you love animals? Do you believe that all cats and dogs deserve to live in a nice home with a loving family? If you answered "yes" to either question, the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter wants you to volunteer for The Little One Fostering Program.

Volunteers for foster program can help the animals in many different ways: a baby kitten may need to be bottle-fed, a dog may require some behavioral training and all animals will appreciate the added love and attention. The shelter will provide a foster home with training, food, supplies and medical care for the duration of the animal’s stay, which will vary from case to case.

Foster volunteers will report back to the shelter's volunteer coordinator on a regular basis -- this allows the shelter to monitor the animals' progress and provide any assistance that foster families may need.

At the end of the animal's stay with the foster family, the cat/dog will return to the shelter in Wantagh, where it will wait to be adopted by a family that will provide it with a permanent home. Foster families do have the option to adopt their new friend, rather than having the shelter make the animal available for adoption.

Murray Administration Receives Top Municipal Budgeting Honors

Supervisor Kate Murray announced that Hempstead Town has earned the Excellence in Financial Reporting Award given by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) -- a group of independent accounting professionals. It is the eighth consecutive year that Hempstead Town has received the honor awarded annually by the independent, non-partisan Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

According to the town, the Excellence in Financial Reporting Award is the highest distinction in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Laurie Lat March 05, 2012 at 01:49 PM
@Joe- I do worry about humans, but they are working with a $7 million dollar budget, I also worry about how they are using my tax dollars. You should too.
Cecelia Sommers March 05, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Shame on the TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD as usual the public is unaware of what these (BUFFERS) are doing they should all be taken out of office since they are murderers and are using our tax dollars to pay for their crimes
Laurie Lat March 05, 2012 at 04:11 PM
@ Cecelia, exactly! Kill the kitty took place many years ago, but this dump hasn't been cleaned up and I dread what they do behind closed doors. Why can't we go in the garage? What are they hiding? They were going to kill my little dog and all he needed was a good bath and good food. For $7 million dollars they couldn't get him a haircut? Shame on this place and shame on Kate Murray.
LJ March 06, 2012 at 01:24 AM
This sounds like a big time scandal. Pity these poor animals. Someone who knows whats going on here at the shalter and has PROOF, needs to blow this to the press .
Laurie Lat March 06, 2012 at 01:50 PM
They are making too much money AND they don't care about the animals. Please google kill the kitty video. It's from a long time ago, but it shows what goes on there. Shameful. they are KILLING our animals and we are paying for it.


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