Friday, 19 August 2011 00:00
If you’ve been thinking about adding a canine or feline to your family, September would be a great time, according to Oyster Bay Town Councilwoman Beth Faughnan, who announced the town will hold its third annual “Free Adoption Month” in September.
“The town’s animal shelter is brimming with happy, healthy animals that lack just one thing…a loving home,” Faughnan said. “I invite anyone interested in adopting a pet to visit the town’s animal shelter and see the wide selection of puppies and kittens, as well as older dogs and cats, even some purebreds, available for adoption. Trained shelter personnel will work with you to make sure the animal you select is appropriate for your family’s lifestyle.”
The councilwoman went on to say that during September, the town will waive the usual adoption fee of $65 for dogs and $59 for cats. Those adopting dogs will be required to pay a license fee of $10 for a spayed/neutered dog or $15 for an unsprayed/unneutered dog. Dogs will receive both a rabies and a 5-in-1 shot, while cats will receive a rabies and 4-in-1 shot at no charge. Both dogs and cats will receive free microchipping.
“The Town of Oyster Bay is eager to help you make a wonderful, four-legged addition to your family and conversely, find loving homes for those animals who currently call the town animal shelter home,” Faughnan said. “Our ‘Free Adoption Month” has proven to be a great success in encouraging people to visit our state-of-the-art shelter and go home with a new best friend.”
For further information, contact the animal shelter at 677-5784. It is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To see photos of some of the animals available for adoption, visit the town’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com.