Three weeks ago, with no explanation for their action, the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter dismissed their workers and volunteers that, among other duties, found homes for many of the very adoptable animals that pass through their shelter. The two people on the payroll were transferred to other Town departments; the volunteers were just told not to return.
I know firsthand how wonderful so many dogs that are given up for mostly pathetic reasons, can be. I took a 7 year old Chihuahua into my home from there and he is surely the most perfect creature ever.
This Tuesday, November 9th, the town of Hempstead is holding their monthly meeting during which people are allowed, at the end of this meeting, to speak up about any issue of serious concern. Many of us in the rescue community plan to use our allotted 2 minutes at the end of the meeting to plead for the return of these wonderful people whose efforts saved countless lives, every day.
Why in the world would this shelter wish not to save dogs when such rescues have been made so easy for them. What excuse can there possibly be for choosing to put these very adoptable animals down, instead of allowing them to go to certified rescue groups that will find them wonderful second chances at life.
We need you there for support and help in spreading the word about this situation. We need your amazing ability to change inconceivable wrongs to rights so that we can continue to save lives.
Tuesday, November 9, 10:30 a.m.
Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion
Adjacent to Hempstead Town Hall
One Washington Street
Hempstead, New York
Volunteer at For Our Friends Animal Rescue