We Need YOUR Help
August, 2013


The Town of Hempstead has an annual budget of $4 Million Dollars.  There is NO excuse for it not to be the best shelter on Long Island and in the state of New York!  The Town must STOP using this animal shelter to finance GOP patronage jobs and for political gain.  We need YOUR HELP!!


Here's How:


  • Join Our Mailing List for the latest news and info about meetings, protests, rallies, and more. Simply type your email in the box on the upper right, and click "do it!"
  • Donate!  We can now accept donations.  Please click the "Donate" button to your right.  You can pay via Paypal.
  • Show your support at Town Board Meetings, held at least once a month on Tuesdays, usually in the morning and sometimes in the evening.  If you wish, you can voice your concerns during the “Open Public Speaking” portion of the meeting, or you can can simply come to show your support. 
  • Attend Protests/ Rallies, Vigils and Other Events  to demonstrate the commitment of the Community to shelter reform.  These events are scheduled by Hope for Hempstead Shelter.  If you are a on our mailing list,  you will receive advance notification.
  • Sign the Petitions  One is to Allow Volunteers into the shelter and to Reform TOHAS.  Go to the "Click, Read, and Sign" link on the right. The other is to demand that the Attorney General conduct an investigation of TOHAS.  Click the links to your lower right ---->
  • Volunteer for our organization, "HFHS" We need Volunteers for many aspects of the reform initiative.  If you can donate time or skills in any capacity and would like to help, please click on the page at the left.
  • Participate in TOHAS Programs Our Goal is not only to continue to raise public awareness but to also encourage the community to utilize and participate in the town of Hempstead (TOHAS) volunteer & TNR programs. We are dedicated to making certain that any policies and procedures in place at TOHAS are complied with and carried out by competent caring individuals to ensure the health and safety of our animals. We realize that "a solution is only as good as your access to it" --- so please do not hesitate to contact us for help and information at:  info@hopeforhempsteadshelter.org or Facebook "Hope for Hempstead Shelter" 


Shelter Reform for Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter
Continues in Full Force

In anticipation that corruption within TOHAS will continue under Kate Murray’s rule, HFHS has not missed a beat and has several initiatives in play, which are described below. 

  • The Public Integrity Bureau in the Office of the Attorney General is now in receipt of a packet filled with formal complaints regarding TOHAS, strengthened by attached Documents and FOILS confirming the mismanagement of TOHAS, the suffering and mistreatment of our animals due to the misuse of funds, the abuse of power and fraudulent actions within our animal shelter.  Enclosed in the packet are petitions filled with over a thousand hand signed and e-signatures collected in just a few weeks. 

The response from the Attorney General's Public Integrity Bureau regarding complaints submitted is as follows: 

"The Public Integrity Bureau seeks to vindicate the public's interest in honest government.  When government actors, or private individuals acting in concert with them, engage in corrupt, fraudulent, or other illegal behavior in the course of their public duties, the Public Integrity Bureau may investigate or take enforcement action."

What can you do?

If you have had past or present concerns regarding the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, or are concerned about the future, including but not limited to the misuse of taxpayer dollars, the abuse of political power, the mistreatment of animals or any form of dishonest government please, forward your concerns and be sure to request that your concern is attached to the existing TOHAS COMPLAINT NUMBERS #11-1721, #11-2010, #11-2028, #11-0450 received and being closely evaluated thus far.   

You can mail your complaint to:

State of New York
Office of the Attorney General
Public Integrity Bureau
120 Broadway
New York, NY 10271

(212) 416-8090

Or you can download a Complaint Form at www.AG.NY.GOV