#Animal Welfare
Town of Hempstead
United States of America

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter is a large kill shelter, with over 100 dogs and cats. The overcrowding causes many otherwise adoptable dogs to be killed to make space. This is inhumane and totally unacceptable and changes must be made.

Successful shelters allow volunteers; it is a proven fact. Volunteers help socialize shelter pets and become their advocate for adoption.

Long Islanders care about our shelter pets, and we want to help change this shelter into a no-kill shelter. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to allow caring volunteers to help in the mission of adoption - not euthanasia.

Euthanasia is only appropriate when it is in the best interest of an animal who is terminally ill and in pain, or has been so badly abused has become dangerous and cannot be rehabilitated.

We, the undersigned, call on the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter to allow volunteers to aid in finding loving homes for each shelter dog and cat, and in the training, exercise and socialization of the shelter animals.

We ask that improvements be made such as better ventilation, heat and air conditioning, and larger and more modern dog runs. We would like to see this shelter expand its hours and include Sundays to allow working people to adopt or claim their lost pet.

The Allow Volunteers in the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter petition to Town of Hempstead was written by Beth and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.