Animal Shelter

Animal  Control

Animal Control officers respond to reports of loose or stray dogs and injured or sick cats.   To request Animal Control services, contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-785-5220.  After hours, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 516-538-1900.

Please contact the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for information about controlling nuisance wildlife (ie. raccoons, Canada geese, bats).

Adoption Information

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter boasts one of the highest adoption rates in the nation. Come tour the Animal Shelter, meet a dog or cat, and bring the love of a pet into your home. All adopted pets will be spayed or neutered, will receive required inoculations, and will be microchipped. These are included in adoption fees. 

You no longer need an appointment to visit the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter during normal business hours. Also, an appointment is no longer required to meet our dogs and cats in our meet and greet area! Please come in and visit us, and find your new forever family member!

Summer of Love Pet Adoption Program

Summer of Love Pet Adoption Program Graphic Image

Come visit the Animal Shelter to see all of the lovable pets that are available for adoption. Now through September 4th, we are waiving all adoption fees, and any dogs or cats adopted from the shelter during the Summer of Love program will receive free microchipping,  free spay/neuter, and all age-appropriate vaccinations.

Please view the adoptable pets from the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter below. 

Adoption Resources

Promoting Healthful Environments for Animals

View the Adopted Resolution (PDF), Local Law 36-2020 to Amend Subsection "E" of Section 152-10 of the Code of the Town of Hempstead.