page offers independent information about the Hempstead Animal
Shelter in New York
(not to be confused with the Town of North Hempstead's Animal
Shelter Reform has received negative reports from rescuers about
this shelter, reports that are currently being verified and which
will form the supporting foundation of an important Shelter Reform
press release currently under development.
A significant part of the press release will deal with budget
anomalies: the official 2010 city budget for Hempstead bristles
with items crying out for explanation and justification, especially
in light of the poor performance this shelter delivers to those
who support it with their taxpayer dollars.
Stand by as this page develops! We hope to have the press release
out by mid-July, 2010, once we have sufficient numbers of witnesses
who realize that their silence and fear of retaliation serve only
to enable the shelter to keep operating as it does. We at Shelter
Reform often see
the vicious circle in which the impounded animals become hostages,
so that the silence of witnesses is the form the "hush money"
takes that total prevents the status quo from EVER being reformed.
Reformers must be willing to take one step backward in order to
then take three steps forward. Until that happens, a bad shelter
will continue to deteriorate. There is no easy way out -- but
there IS a way out. Once we have enough eyewitness support, the
process can begin in earnest in Hempstead, New York as it has
in other cities.