Animal shelter

Smyth invites ‘Betty White Challenge’ contributions to animal shelter – Huntington Now

Supervisor Ed Smyth invites residents to contribute to the Huntington Animal Shelter on Monday as part of the “Betty White Challenge.”

White, the iconic TV actress, has a lifelong commitment to caring for animals, sponsoring animal health studies, paying for Hurricane Katrina animal rescues, and supporting numerous organizations non-profit related to animals. She died on December 31 at age 99, a few weeks before what would have been her 100th birthday on January 17.

“In honor of what would have been the legendary Betty White’s 100and birthday on January 17, I’m asking his fans – and any dog ​​lovers who can afford him – to donate $5 in his name to our charity Give a Dog a Dream, which funds medically assisted surgeries. needed for shelter dogs in need, or donate a wish list item to our shelter,” Smyth said.

While the Huntington Animal Shelter accepts donations of all types of items (blankets, detergent, food, etc.), the items the shelter needs the most are flat collars (sizes M, L, XL), flat leashes, treats and indestructible toys.

Give a Dog a Dream Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization specializing in veterinary care and advanced dog behavior modification training. Proceeds fund medically necessary surgeries and behavior modification training for dogs at the City of Huntington Animal Shelter. Huntington Animal Shelter success stories funded by Give a Dog a Dream can be found online:

Due to Covid-19 related staffing shortages, the Huntington Animal Shelter is open by appointment only. Call ahead to drop off items or schedule a visit with the dogs at (631) 754-8722. The Huntington Animal Sanctuary is located at 106 Deposit Road, East Northport, NY 11731 Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), weekends (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). After hours emergency calls only (631) 351-3234.

The City of Huntington Cat Shelter, located adjacent to the Dog Shelter (at 104 Depot Road), is operated by Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center. For details on donating to the cat shelter, please call (631) 651-9788.

The Betty White Challenge encourages people to donate $5 to animal shelters and shelters in her name.