NY Bully Crew comes to Riverhead to save shelter dogs

Riverhead Animal Shelter, New York Bully Crew, Craig Fields, Vince Taldone
TIM GANNON PHOTO | Craig Fields of NY Bully Crew walking Julie the pit bull outside the Riverhead Animal Shelter Monday morning. Mr. Fields expects to adopt Julie next.

Preston, a 6-year-old pit bull who’s lived in a cage in the Riverhead Animal Shelter since June of 2010, is on his way to a new life, courtesy of the New York Bully Crew.

The Bully Crew is a nonprofit organization that rescues pit bulls that might otherwise be euthanized or spend their whole lives in a shelter. Crew members help train them to become adoptable, according to Craig Fields, its founder.

Mr. Fields arrived to the town shelter about 11:30 a.m. Monday and looked over all the dogs, taking some of them was walks and interacting with them before eventually deciding on Preston.

“I think they’re all highly adoptable,” Mr. Fields said of the dogs, most of which are pits or American Staffordshire Terriers.

“I don’t think there’s one dog here that can’t be adopted.”

Mr. Fields said he plans to adopt and then rehabilitate other dogs from the shelter moving forward.

Read more in the Sept. 27 News-Review on how the Bully Crew decided to come to Riverhead.