Town ‘Paws’ Way To New Patio

Local dignitaries -- and a couple of invited guests -- unveil the new doggy space.
Local dignitaries — and a couple of invited guests — unveil the new doggy space.

The patio, named “Paws to Remember,” was made possible through collaboration with the Shelter Connection, the Animal Shelter’s not-for-profit partner. The project was completed at no-cost to taxpayers, with construction funded by the sale of bricks to residents who wished to permanently memorialize their current pets or their pets of years gone.

The patio, which also boasts wrought iron outdoor furniture, was financed by the sale of the inscribed bricks, relieving taxpayers from having to foot the bill. More than 70 bricks have been sold so far.

The capital improvement project is the second phase a 3-phase plan to upgrade the Animal Shelter. The first phase was completed in 2008 and involved expanding the front lobby and waiting area. Phase 3, a planned extension of the dog kennels, has yet to be scheduled.

The Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter makes dogs available for adoption and is responsible for enforcing local and state animal protection, control and licensing laws, and administering Town dog control services. For more information on the Shelter or on adopting a pet, call 311.

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