Conditions at Riverhead shelter have animal activists growling

Some East End animal activists say the Town of Riverhead should have its tail between its legs over the state of its animal shelter.Critics protested

RIVERHEAD - Some East End animal activists say the Town of Riverhead should have its tail between its legs over the state of its animal shelter.

Critics protested at Town Hall today, claiming that the dogs at the Riverhead Town Shelter aren't getting enough medical attention or exercise. They also say the 1950s-era building that houses the animals is falling apart.Town officials argue they're doing the best they can with the limited resources available."The dogs have a roof over their head, they have food and water every night," says Jessica Eibs-Stankaitis, the animal officer who runs the shelter. "They live a lot better than some dogs out there in the world."Animal activists say the shelter should be privatized so the dogs can get the top-notch treatment they deserve.

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