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Dogs need temporary homes during shelter renovations

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If you've thought about getting a dog but aren't sure if pet care-taking is for you, here is a way to give it a try while also doing a really good deed: temporary adoption.

The Animal Shelter and Adoption Center in Brookhaven, Long Island, is looking for people to provide a good home to dogs for about a month while the shelter closes for renovation. The work begins January 6, 2014, and will last three to four weeks, according to town officials.

"I've always found that animal lovers step up when needed," Town Supervisor Ed Romaine said in a statement. "This is work that really needs to get done now and with only a few weeks to go before it begins, I am hoping that our residents will heed the call and take a dog home, even if it's just for a little while."

If you are interested, you can call 631-286-4940, click www.brookhaven.org/animalshelter, or visit the shelter in person at 300 Horseblock Road in Brookhaven.

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