Hempstead to waive pet adoption fees on St. Patrick’s Day

Adoption fees at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter will be waived on St. Patrick’s Day for town residents looking to adopt a pet.

This is the first year the shelter is hosting the event, called “Lucky You, Lucky Me,” according to a news release. It will be held on March 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shelter is at 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh.

Cats and dogs adopted during the event also will receive free spaying or neutering, rabies vaccinations and microchipping, the release said. Adopted cats will be tested for feline AIDS and leukemia as well.

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