Riverhead officials have taken the next step toward helping dogs living at the town’s animal shelter on Youngs Avenue to find new homes.
Last week, the Riverhead town board ratified an agreement with Robert W. Johnson for dog adoption video recording — a move that many believe will help facilitate adoptions.
According to Vince Taldone, who, in recent months, has questioned why the Town was hesitant to allow individuals into the shelter to tape or photograph, something that Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller said was untrue, he is pleased with the outcome.
“My partner Bob Johnson and I have been working for quite a while to get town approval to provide video recordings of the adoptable dogs at the RIverhead shelter,” Taldone, who is also the vice president of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Civic Association, said.
But, unlike a not-for-profit such as NYBullyCrew.org, the town, Taldone said, had to create a process for approving the project, even though it was offered at no cost to taxpayers.