A reason to be thankful this ‘Pups-giving’

Town of Hempstead offers free pet adoptions and a dinner for two for Thanksgiving


The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter stepped up their pet adoption incentives by waiving adoption fees and offering a Thanksgiving dinner for two this week.

“Come on down to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, adopt a free pet and get a sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner for two at the spectacular Coral House,” said Supervisor Clavin. “You can’t beat that deal.”

The Town of Hempstead announced they’re waving pet adoption fees and a Thanksgiving dinner for two for every resident who adopts a pet from Nov. 14 through Nov. 23, 2022 — almost 250-dollar value in savings.

Supervisor Clavin and the Coral House Caterers kicked off the “Pups-giving” event on Nov. 14 at the Coral House located on 70 Milburn Ave. on Nov. 14. Clavin said along with the free pet adoptions, the Coral House offered to provide free dinner for two at their Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Banquet for anyone who adopts one of the many dogs and cats living in the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter.

“This year, I am combining two things that I really love for the holidays,” said Clavin. “Thanksgiving and free pet adoptions are coming together to create ‘Pups-giving,’ the best fall holiday.”

Clavin said the shelter currently has about 12 kittens and approximately 70 dogs and cats. He said all pets would be chipped, spayed, and vaccinated prior to residents adopting them. Madame, Patina, Tiny, and Hendrix, four shelter dogs dressed in holiday attire, sat next to Clavin at the event.

Butch Yamali, the owner and President of the Coral House, said he’s excited for the opportunity to work with the town to find homes for the shelter pets. 

“I cant wait to serve up some free dinners at the Coral House for animal lovers who step up and adopt a free pet during the ‘Pups-giving’ season,” said Yamali.

Standing with Patina, Meghan Raedy, a Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter employee from Hicksville, said most of the animals in the shelter, especially dogs, come in as strays. She said pets that come into the shelter are assessed, neutered, vaccinated and trained to learn basic commands to make the transition into their future homes easier.

“We just want to promote these dogs, and get them into good homes for the holidays,” said Raedy.

Deputy Supervisor Dorothy Goosby, and councilmen Anthony D’Esposito, Dennis Dunne, Tom Muscarella, Chris Carini, and councilwoman Missy Miller joined Clavin at the event, alongside Town Clerk Kate Murray, and Receiver of Taxes Jeanine Driscoll. For more information about adoptions, call the animal shelter at (516) 785-5220.