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Riverhead and North Fork Animal Welfare League have new 10-year contract

Riverhead Town has a new 10-year contract with the North Fork Animal Welfare League for animal control and shelter services within the...

North Fork Animal Welfare League wins half-million dollar grant for Riverhead Animal Shelter renovations

The funding will go directly toward phase one of the $2.8 million project underway at the newly purchased facility in Aquebogue to install high-volume shelter industry standards like isolation care units and adoption suites. The major renovations include readying the shelter to rescue cats – a first for the Town of Riverhead

Riverhead Animal Shelter — finally — has a new home: former Scoshire Kennels site in Aquebogue

The North Fork Animal Welfare League has purchased the Scoshire Kennels site on Church Lane in Aquebogue. Anxious to get out of the inadequate Youngs Avenue facility, the organization began moving into its new digs as soon as the deal closed.

Boy Scout builds agility course for dogs at Riverhead Animal Shelter

Hunter Pozgay, 17, a member of Boy Scout Troop 161 of Shoreham, built and donated the agility course as part of his effort to become an Eagle Scout.

Police search for thief who stole purses from vehicles at Riverhead Animal Shelter

Two purses containing cash, debit cards and other valuables were stolen from vehicles parked outside the Riverhead Animal Shelter on Youngs Avenue this morning. A debit card from one of the purses was used about a half-hour after the theft at a Riverhead gas station.

Shelter Helpers fundraiser aims to involve local businesses and community members to help animals in need

Shelter Helpers needs donations of yard sale items and also encourages local businesses to help raise money for the North Fork Animal Welfare League's Riverhead shelter.

Local animal shelters ‘overflowing’ with pit bulls who can’t find homes due to false and dangerous stereotypes

Pit bulls make up at least 80 percent of the homeless dog population at North Fork Animal Welfare League, which manages both Riverhead and Southold Town’s animal shelters.

After five years in animal shelter, senior dog finally finds home – with all medical expenses paid by upstate non-profit

With a little help from social media, a senior dog who has spent most of her life at Southold Animal Shelter has finally been adopted by a family in Pennsylvania.

To help Riverhead Animal Shelter, local fitness studio collects food and toys, raises money with fundraising event

“This time of year it seems so silly to buy all kinds of stuff for each other,” said April Yakaboski, Aerial Fitness and Hot Yoga owner. “I would rather give it to the animals. They don’t have any means of providing for themselves.”

Riverhead Animal Shelter may finally move to new, ‘desperately needed’ facility through capital campaign

North Fork Animal Welfare League plans to replace a community center in Calverton with a state-of-the-art, renovated facility within two years, where the Riverhead Animal Shelter would relocate from its current site beside the closed town landfill on Youngs Avenue.