FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2019
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Town Awards Contract to Study Feasibility of Animal Shelter Expansion; Addition of Cat Shelter
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Town Board voted unanimously to approve a contract with Nelson Pope, Inc. for a feasibility study to make recommendations on the potential of creating a new cat shelter and program. The shelter currently takes in and adopts only dogs due to a lack of space.
A report is due from Nelson and Pope sometime next year, at which time the Town will decide how to proceed with improvements to the shelter.
“We look forward to hearing what Nelson Pope recommends, sharing it with the community and moving forward with plans as soon as possible,” said Supervisor Bosworth.
The Town Board also recently approved the hiring of a Feral Cat Coordinator for the Town. The position will entail acting as a liaison with the Town’s Animal Shelter and its residents to ensure the success of the program; educating the public about the Town’s Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program.