As part of the ongoing effort to relieve overcrowding at the town’s animal shelter and find homes for healthy dogs, Riverhead Town officials are now naming a dog of the week in hopes of finding homes for the animals.
This week, an 8-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix named Coogie finds herself in the spotlight. Coogie was used as a breeding dog and so suffered a severe infection when she was dropped off at the shelter by her owner.
“Coogie has recovered from her illness and is ready to share in a loving relationship with a family,” town officials said. “She is gentle, loves people and is deserving of a nice home with a fenced yard.”
Anyone interested in Coogie should visit the Riverhead Town Animal Shelter at 532 Youngs Avenue in Calverton. The shelter is open seven days, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shelter workers can be reached at 369-6189 or, if no one answers, at 466-0885.