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Free adoptions this month


Brookhaven Animal Shelter is home to many animals, including 74 dogs, 94 cats, as well as some Guinea pigs that are all looking for a family that will take care of them and give them the love that they are looking for. Many people find that looking for their next fluffy family member have difficulties because of the cost a new pet can have. However, in February, the shelter has a promotion to help more of their animals that they are caring for.

“There is free adoptions for any animal that’s been here longer than six months… that includes all the spay/neuter, the heartworm test, or feline leukemia and AIDs test if it’s a cat. Vaccines, deworming, and any other medical that was needed and a microchip,” said Linda Klampfl, shelter supervisor.

The normal adoption fee is $137 for dogs and between $130 to $140 for cats any other month of the year.

The number of dogs and cats that are at the shelter is always changing due to adoptions, but also because the shelter takes in multiple animals in a day.

“We get strays, people have been evicted, houses have been condemned, we get hoarding houses, we get owner surrenders,” she said.

Klampfl has a big responsibility being appointed as Brookhaven Animal Shelter’s supervisor in June 2023, as she has a duty to oversee the staff as well as all adoptions at the animal shelter. She is also currently the president of Almost Home, a private not-for-profit shelter located in Patchogue.

Brookhaven Animal Shelter is located in North Bellport at 300 Horseblock Road and is open seven days a week and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays; they are open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

This February promotion brings a bit more hope to the possibility of helping more animals, as Klampfl stated that they do see a slight increase in adoptions during this month compared to the rest of the year. This slight uptick gets them one more step towards their ultimate goal.

“Our goal is to find forever families for the animals that come into the shelter,” she added.