Islip, NY – Islip Town Deputy Supervisor Trish Bergin Weichbrodt cut the ribbon alongside Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik and dozens of volunteers and supporters to mark Islip’s animal shelter’s name-change to Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center.
This change was made in effort to promote animal adoptions across the Town and to highlight the availability and selection of adoptable dogs and cats.
The event was co-hosted with petco and featured professional trainers and groomers, local pet businesses, and Shelter Link, a non-profit organization that serves Islip’s shelter with donations, animal food and volunteer services.
“Raising awareness about our adoptable animals makes a tremendous impact on our shelter operations and helps our residents find their next family member. Hosting these kinds of positive events helps us spread the message to adopt.” Deputy Supervisor Trish Bergin Weichbrodt said. “Getting your pet microchipped saves animal lives and reduces shelter populations of lost animals.”
Bergin Weichbrodt and her son brought their King Charles Cavalier Molly to get a microchip. Close to twenty families brought their pets to the Shelter for microchipping and six additional pets were adopted by the end of the event with two additional adoptions pending this week.
Cutting the ribbon on the new Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-A-Pet Center is Deputy Supervisor Trish Bergin Weichbrodt, her son Skye and family dog Molly, Receiver of Taxes Alexis Weik, Chief of Staff Lynda Distler, DEC Commissioner Eric Hofmeister, Shelter Supervisor Joanne Daly, members of Shelter Link, and Town of Islip employees.