The Town of Islip will hold a pet adoption fair at the town animal shelter in Bay Shore on Saturday.
More than 50 dogs and an unknown number of cats will be available at the fair, dubbed “Dog Days of Summer,” from noon to 3 p.m. at the shelter at 210 S. Denver Dr.
“There are literally hundreds of animals at the shelter,” Islip Supervisor Phil Nolan said. “There’ll be plenty to give away. They’re screened, good animals and we’re hoping to give away dozens.”
Commissioner of Environmental Control Chris Andrade said the town makes “our very best efforts to find homes for animals that are unwanted and adoptable.”
The town in March announced it would waive its $50 adoption fee for anyone willing to adopt a pet, though prospective pet owners must satisfy a screening process to ensure pets find good homes.
Free microchipping for the pets will be offered.
The town offers training for pet owners, including instruction on what animals need and dos and don’ts of responsible pet ownership. Last year, Islip had 919 adoptions from the shelter, most of them dogs.