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Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival

Volunteer Kandace Westhoff, of Bethpage, enjoyed the festivities

Volunteer Kandace Westhoff, of Bethpage, enjoyed the festivities with her foster pet Ms. Maude and assistant shelter director Stacie DaBolt, of East Meadow, at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter's first Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival. (Aug. 17, 2013) Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter hosted its first Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival to showcase its shelter pets and promote its "Summer of Love" pet adoption program, which waives all adoption fees between June and September.

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter's first Free
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

The Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter's first Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival was held on Saturday to promote the Shelter's Summer of Love Free Adoption Program. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Guests were treated to live music, giveaways, animal
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Guests were treated to live music, giveaways, animal meet-and-greets and games at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter's first Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival on Saturday. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Volunteer coordinator Dolores Stormo, center, of Oceanside, joined
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Volunteer coordinator Dolores Stormo, center, of Oceanside, joined pitbull mix Ty and shelter volunteers, clockwise from left, Beth Marzo, of Bethpage, Eileen Giannetti, of Albertson, Susan Fox, of Hicksville, and Barbara Thomas, of Massapequa, at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter's first Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Volunteers Beth Marzo, of Bethpage, and Barbara Thomas,
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Volunteers Beth Marzo, of Bethpage, and Barbara Thomas, of Massapequa, introduce Mellow, a 3-year-old pitbull mix, to children attending the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter's first Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Pitbull mix Liam showed off his agility during
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Pitbull mix Liam showed off his agility during a demonstration at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter's first Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Volunteer Kristyn Schneider, of Seaford, practices basic training
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Volunteer Kristyn Schneider, of Seaford, practices basic training with Bree, a terrier mix, at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter's first Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival. Schneider volunteers at the shelter three to four times a week. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Volunteer Kandace Westhoff, of Bethpage, enjoyed the festivities
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Volunteer Kandace Westhoff, of Bethpage, enjoyed the festivities with her foster pet Ms. Maude and assistant shelter director Stacie DaBolt, of East Meadow, at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter's first Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Volunteer Beth Marzo works with Mellow, a 3-year-old
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Volunteer Beth Marzo works with Mellow, a 3-year-old pitbull mix, during the basic training demonstration at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter's first Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival. (Aug. 17, 2013)

Volunteer trainer Kyrstin Stehle leads pitbull mix Duarde
Photo Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney

Volunteer trainer Kyrstin Stehle leads pitbull mix Duarde through the obstacles at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter's first Free Love Woofstock and Newpurrt Festival. (Aug. 17, 2013)

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