By MyFM's Rick Michaels - The former Executive Director of a dog rescue shelter in Hopkinton will head to court today when her jury trial gets underway on one-felony count of animal cruelty. 72-year old Louis Coleman, who founded Greyhound Friends more than 30-years ago, is being charged following reports of unsanitary conditions and sick dogs at the facility located on Saddle Hill Road in Hopkinton. The State issued a cease and desist order leading to the town suspending the shelters's license, which led to Coleman resigning from the Board of Directors and after her arraignment and the order to stay away from the shelter. Coleman's leave of absence as Executive Director became permanent. In Massachusetts animal cruelty is a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison. Coleman’s jury trial begins today in Framingham District Court. It’s expected to continue for the remainder of this week.