The Kent Animal Shelter is a private, not-for-profit humane society that provides a haven for homeless, abused and abandoned animals until new homes can be found. The shelter never destroys an animal unless incurably ill. Hundreds of animals are placed in responsible homes each year, and hundreds are spayed or neutered at the Kent low cost spay/neuter clinic. Kent Animal Shelter also has a Pet
Therapy Program and a Retirement Home Program for cats that survive their owners (see our Programs and Services page). Located on scenic property near the Peconic River, with a dedicated staff, exercise facilities, and expert medical supervision, Kent is much more than a shelter.
What We Do:
Kent Animal Shelter offers several services related to caring for animals in the community:
Adoptions: Kent typically has about 100 pets in need of forever homes.
Spay/Neuter: Kent Animal Shelter is a leader in the region in helping to control pet populations, offering low-cost spay/neuter and public education.
Veterinary Clinic: In addition to spay/neuter, the clinic offers pet owners occasional free rabies clinics and other low-cost pet health services.
Cat Retirement Home: Kent Animal Shelter offers a place where a cat can go in the event that its owner can no longer care for it. At Snowball’s Place, cats live in a cat-centered, home environment where they get plenty of love, good nutrition, and health care for the rest of their lives.
Pet Therapy Program: Kent Animal Shelter has a pet therapy program at Peconic Bay Medical Center, where pets and patients benefit from each other. Volunteers faithfully take pets to the Skilled Nursing Facility every week for visits.
Humane Education: Kent Animal Shelter works with area schools and groups to educate people about pet care and to encourage leadership and compassion.