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Town of Hempstead

Animal Shelter
3320 Beltagh Avenue
Wantagh NY 11793
(516) 785-5220

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter boasts one of the highest adoption rates in the nation. Available services include: educational programs for primary and secondary school age children, focusing on pet responsibility. Pet Therapy visits to nursing homes and other health related facilities are provided as is a hands-on anti-bite program training for U.S. Postal Service carriers. Animal Control officers respond to over 4,000 requests for service, including 500 night emergency calls, every year. The Animal Shelter also hosts an annual Rabies Clinic each fall.

Town of Oyster Bay

Department of Public Works
Division of Environmental Control
l50 Miller Place
Syosset, New York ll79l
(516) 677-5784

The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter is a state-of-the-art facility built to house animals in a healthy and nurturing environment.

The "dog only" kennel areas have oversized cages, sheltered outdoor areas, and gabled roofs that let in diffused natural light.

All dogs have access to large outdoor runs to maintain healthy muscle tone.

Quarantine cages segregate sick animals from the general population. An in-house infirmary, not open to the public, provides space for treatment for ailing shelter residents.

Cats brought to the shelter are housed in a sound proof area. This stress-free environment consists of twenty-four cages complete with skylight above.

All dogs receive "5 in l" and rabies inoculations and all cats are given "4 in l" inoculations before leaving the shelter.

The entire Animal Shelter enjoys a complete air filtration system which provides air exchanges every fifteen minutes of every day.

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Strays - During business hours residents can make a report to the Animal Shelter. After hours, the police should be notified. Medical attention, if warranted, will be provided by Town-contracted veterinarians.

Owners should call their veterinarian or an Emergency Veterinary Service listed in the telephone book concerning their own dog or cat.


Lost or found pets or stray dogs should be reported to the Animal Shelter. Anyone interested in adopting a pet should first contact the Animal Shelter.  Lists of animals available for adoption are updated at the Shelter.


  • Adopt-a-Pet Days are held twice a year.
  • Rabies Clinic - September 14, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For information call (516) 677-5784.

Personnel are available for Animal Shelter tours and/or speakers for your group. Contact the Animal Shelter between 8 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. for further details.


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