The Brookhaven Animal Shelter plans to add Sunday hours to encourage residents to adopt dogs and cats.
The shelter will open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning this Sunday. The shelter will close on Wednesdays.
The town is offering free licenses for adopted dogs and is waiving fees for adopting, spaying, neutering and vaccinating pets. The waivers are in effect through Dec. 31.
The waivers and free dog licenses were approved in October by the town board in response to overcrowded conditions at the shelter, which had been closed for more than a month earlier this year to combat an outbreak of ringworm that led to the euthanization of at least 25 cats.
The shelter, at 300 Horseblock Rd., Brookhaven hamlet, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 631-286-4940 or go to www.brookhaven. org/animalshelter.