HEMPSTEAD - ? The Hempstead Animal Shelter passed a surprise inspection last week, according to Newsday.

The federal inspector apparently gave the shelter a good rating after it was investigated for its treatment of cats and dogs. The District's Attorney's Office began an investigation after activists accused the shelter of animal neglect and abuse.

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