Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced on Monday, Feb 6. 2017, that he is auditing the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter after complaints from animal welfare activists about the treatment of animals at the facility. Auditors will look at the animal records and employees' qualifications, and inspect the shelter, he said.
Finally some good news.
The Jan. 30 news story “Animal shelter contracts approved” says that Hempstead will hire animal behaviorists to help “transition animals out” of the town shelter and to send aggressive dogs upstate for rehabilitation.
Hopefully, this will pave the way to more adoptions with families and people who are suited for each dog.
Julie L. Newman, West Babylon