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. 

The shelter is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the public to complete an Adoption Application and view animals available for adoption. Once an application has been reviewed and all references have been verified, a "Meet and Greet" appointment will be scheduled. This appointment provides an opportunity for family members to meet the pet and ensure that all those who live in the house get along with the adoption candidate

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.