10-year-old donates $800 to animal shelter


Recently Supervisor Ed Romaine was at the Brookhaven Town Animal Shelter and Adoption Center to accept a donation of $800 from 10-year-old Isabelle Grucci-Peterson. The money was collected by Isabelle after she asked people who were invited to her birthday party to make a donation to the shelter instead of giving her a birthday present. Upon meeting Isabelle, Romaine said, “I know that Isabelle’s family is very proud of her, and we are thankful that she chose to make a donation to our animal shelter. Because of her generosity, our adoptable pets will have a better time in the shelter until they find their forever home.” Pictured left to right are Isabelle’s grandmother Madeline Grucci; animal shelter director Christina Tormey; Isabelle’s grandfather and former Brookhaven Town supervisor Felix J. Grucci Jr.; Isabelle Grucci-Petersen; Romaine; Isabelle’s mother and father, Danielle Grucci-Petersen and Kim Boalth Grucci-Petersen.

To meet their adoptable dogs and cats, please visit the Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, located at 300 Horseblock Road in Brookhaven. It is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call 631-451-6950 or visit the animal shelter website at


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