This American Staffordshire terrier was waiting to be adopted from...

This American Staffordshire terrier was waiting to be adopted from the Town of Hempstead Animal shelter in Wantagh on Jan. 26, 2011. Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The Hempstead Town Animal Shelter on Saturday will waive all pet adoption fees, totaling about $100, in celebration of Mother’s Day.

The event, “Mamma Mia, Pets Are Free-a,” will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shelter, 3320 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh. All adopted animals will receive free rabies vaccinations and microchipping, as well as free spaying and neutering, town officials said.

“Whether you’re a mom with room in your heart and home for a new pet or you just want to celebrate Mother’s Day with the love of a cuddly companion, now is a great time to adopt,” shelter director Cynthia Iacopella said in a statement.

Interested pet adopters are encouraged to bring treats or toys for the shelter animals — those that do will be eligible for a door prize. There also will be raffles and baked goods for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Tails of Hope Fund, an organization that helps fund medical surgeries for dogs and cats.

Interested adopters can see the shelter’s animals at and clicking on the Petfinder link. For more information, call the shelter at 516-785-5220.