Group: Smithtown Animal Shelter lacks proper medical care

An animal rescue group says the Smithtown Animal Shelter is overcrowded, outdated and in need of a new facility. The shelter came under scrutiny when

The shelter came under scrutiny when the Golden

The shelter came under scrutiny when the Golden Paw Society brought attention its conditions during a town board meeting in April. Group co-founder Amanda Wilson says the animals are lacking proper medical care. (Credit: News 12)

SMITHTOWN - An animal rescue group says the Smithtown Animal Shelter is overcrowded, outdated and in need of a new facility.

The shelter came under scrutiny when the Golden Paw Society brought attention its conditions during a town board meeting in April. Group co-founder Amanda Wilson says the animals are lacking proper medical care. She claims the animals she removed from the facility had ear mites and internal parasites.

One of the biggest problems the shelter says it has is an overabundance of cats.

George Beatty, with the Smithtown Animal Shelter, says the workers are doing the best they can with what they have.

“I am requesting a larger and a more updated facility," said Beatty.

The proposed new animal shelter would cost about $3 million. A decision on the project is expected by the end of the year.

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