By Tab Hauser
Cove Animal Shelter on Shore Road in Glen Cove recently held a ribbon cutting in honor of its one-year anniversary and to celebrate what is new and improved at the shelter.
With 80 people in attendance, board member Betty Geiger talked about the new outdoor dog play area and an entire new section for cats with cat doors that allow them access to a screened-in area.
“These additions are in keeping with the goals of a cage-free environment that are healthier for the animals and inviting to the community,”said Geiger.
Geiger thanked the staff and the many volunteers who work at CAR. She continued by saying that since operations started, 80 dogs have been adopted and more than 150 feral cats have been neutered, many of which were socialized and adopted out. She also thanked people for their donations to help make this day possible.
Mayor Reginald Spinello was on hand to give the City Certificate of Appreciation for the one year anniversary. He complimented the staff and the construction saying how quick things went up. The mayor and Deputy Mayor Barbara Peebles helped to cut the ribbon and lead a group on a tour of the shelter.
For more information on donating money or time, call 516-676-5913 and go to www.coveanimalrescue.org.