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Glen Cove Youth Bureau Visits Animal Lovers League as Part of After 3 Program

The Glen Cove After 3, Building Tomorrow’s Leaders after school program, organized by Youth Employment Coordinator Jacki Yonick of the Glen Cove Youth Bureau is on the move again! The second half of this year’s program is offered only to eighth-grade students in order to train and prepare for the 2010 City of Glen Cove Summer Youth Employment Program. The program, which runs until the end of Spring, will incorporate in house training, using Channing Bete’s curriculums, On Starting High School and What’s Up with Your Future, and will be exploring the local businesses in Glen Cove. There is still room for eighth grade students looking to work this summer to enroll in the After 3 program.

The program’s first venture off campus was to the The Animal Lover’s League, located at 40 Shore Road, Glen Cove. Glen Cove After 3 students received a tour of the facility and were able to provide love and nurturing care to the many cats and dogs in need of adoption. The Animal Lover’s League, founded and staffed by motivated volunteers, is the only privatized municipal shelter in Nassau County and is dedicated to finding a home for all adoptable animals, placing no time limit on their lives. They have a multitude of programs including the HUG program, that provides humane education programs, the SNAP program that provides low-cost spay-neuter assistance, and the Young At Heart program, which places dogs and cats over the age of 6 with seniors free-of-charge. Seniors are also eligible for special adoption benefits with any pet as part of the Purina Pets for Seniors Program.

The weekend of May 1 and 2, The Animal Lover’s League will be hosting a plant and bake sale to help fund the shelter and provide pet food, toys and a safe clean home for the many pets awaiting new families. Visit the shelter and purchase a plant for Mother’s Day! For questions on how to volunteer or to help support, please contact the shelter directly at 676-5913.