Immediate Release Collin Nash or Justin Meyers
May 5, 2008 (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead Town Clerk Appeal to Dog Owners: Honor Be Kind to Animals Week, License Your Pet
Manhasset, NY — In celebration of the special bond between man and animals, we will be observing “Be Kind to Animals Week” from May 4 thru May 10. It is with that in mind that Town Clerk, Leslie Gross, is making this heartfelt plea to dog owners: Please…..license your pooch.
“It’s the law”, Gross said, offering another reminder.
“Not only does a license advertise the fact that Fido’s rabies shot is up to date”, Gross said, “but if, god forbid, he gets lost, the tag on his collar increases the odds of you being reunited with your best friend.”
So, show your dog love, not only during Be Kind to Animals Week, but year round.
Following is some helpful information:
If your dog is three months or older, you must have proof of a rabies vaccination signed by a licensed veterinarian or a certificate stating why the dog’s life would be endangered by the vaccine.
Owners 60 and older pay a reduced fee providing they submit proof of age with their license application.
License fees are waived for guide dogs, hearing dogs, police-work dogs or other service dogs. Proof of such status is required in the form of a New York State-recognized certificate.
Applications can be made at North Hempstead’s Town Clerk’s Office at 200 Plandome Road, Manhasset, or you can download an application from the Town’s website at www.northhempsteadny.gov. You can also call the Clerk’s office at 516 869-7646 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and an application can be mailed to you.
Honor Be Kind to Animals Week and be a responsible pet guardian. License your dog!