Nassau County has kept the facility open as a temporary shelter for the displaced pets, providing care to ensure their safety and well being. Currently there are more than 100 animals in the shelter — dogs and cats that are in need of foster homes. In total the shelter has taken in more than 500 animals, and their owners have been able to visit them each day at specified times.
“I have been overwhelmed by the generosity we have seen throughout the county during this devastating time,” Mangano said. He added that other groups who have help or donated to the emergency pet shelter include the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, Bideawee, Long Island Cat Fanciers, Long Island Parrot Society, Shelter Connection, Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter, Little Shelter, Forgotten Friends, Girls Scouts, the Humane Society of the United States. “And a large amount of walk-in volunteers,” Mangano added.
How do I become a foster pet owner?
If you are interested in fostering a pet or volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The shelter is located at the Mitchel Field Gymnasium, 241 Miller Ave. in Garden City behind the Long Island Children’s Museum. For general questions, call the emergency pet shelter at (516) 272-0017.