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Video: Protesters Demand State Audit of Animal Shelter

Animal activists protested outside the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter and have launched a letter-writing campaign.

The rain did not keep dozens of residents and animal rescuers from protesting outside the last weekend.

Adults, children and even a few dogs marched outside the shelter in Wantagh on Feb. 5 to call attention to what they claim has become a "patronage mill," where those with ties to the Republican Party are making six-figure salaries while the animals inside are neglected.

They have brought their concerns before Town Supervisor Kate Murray and the board in the past and have now launched a letter-writing campaign to demand a state audit.

The Town has responded, saying some of those protesting have their own political agendas and have "hurled baseless and mean-spirited allegations against one of the finest animal shelters anywhere."

Watch the video report above to learn more and to step inside the shelter.

George December 02, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Why is it that state comptrolers never investigates TONH? It seems you can commit financial crimes and get away with it if you belong to the same party as the Copmtroler .

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