Town of North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink recently awarded the “Dog of the Month” for December, a new monthly program led by the Clerk’s office.
Toninho, a seven-month-old Portuguese Podengo, was named the December 2019 “Dog of the Month” at the Town Clerk’s Office in Manhasset. Toninho is owned by Nick Pereira and resides in Mineola.
The initiative was created as a way to raise awareness about licensing dogs, which is required by New York State law. Dogs who are licensed by their owners with the North Hempstead Town Clerk are eligible to become “Dog of the Month.”
“Toninho is a young and lively dog certainly deserving of the award. A special thank you to Pets Boutique in Manhasset for their donation toward the gift basket,” said Town Clark Wayne Wink. “Most importantly, I urge residents with dogs who are not licensed to contact my office to start the application process.”
To enter the contest, the first step is to license your dog. Next, submit a photo either with the license paperwork or on social media using #DogsofNorthHempstead hashtag. Please include the name of the dog and part of the town where you live. Owners may submit one entry per dog per year.
The monthly winners of the contest will receive a prize pack with dog-related gifts, as well as a certificate of recognition.
Please visit www.northhempsteadny.gov or call 311 or (516) 869-6311 with any questions.
Submitted by the Town of North Hempstead