Riverhead residents accuse animal shelter of abuse

Residents and activists accused the Riverhead Animal Shelter of cruelty and criminal activity during a news conference today.The group, which held its news conference outside

RIVERHEAD - Residents and activists accused the Riverhead Animal Shelter of cruelty and criminal activity during a news conference today.

The group, which held its news conference outside the shelter on Youngs Avenue, is calling on the Suffolk district attorney to investigate head animal control officer Lou Coronesi, who they accuse of euthanizing a dog without cause.

Town officials say there have been no incidents of abuse at the shelter.

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