Calverton, NY, November 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Established in December 1968, Kent Animal Shelter is celebrating 40 years of providing a no-kill haven for homeless, abused and abandoned animals. “The 40th Anniversary is cause for celebration”, said Pam Green, Kent’s Executive Director. “Since its inception, Kent has placed over 25,000 dogs and cats in permanent, loving homes”.
The 40th Anniversary will be marked with many exciting plans including a June gala and a shelter expansion. The year-long celebration comes on the heels of a capital campaign kick-off intended to raise funds to build a new, state-of-the-art shelter. Pam Green states: “We desperately need to upgrade our old facility with modern, comfortable living quarters for our homeless animals. This new facility will be much more conducive to the mental and physical health of the animals and to their chances of being adopted”. Kent’s vision for the future is a new 12,000 square foot facility that will help the organization to expand its reach and capacity to help homeless animals as the need for there services continue to expand. Architectural plans are underway to plan the new shelter.
Over the last 40 years, Kent Animal Shelter has grown to include many important programs including a pet therapy program, humane education, a retirement home for cats and Long Island’s lowest cost spay/neuter clinic where over 4,000 animals are sterilized each year.
The Kent Animal Shelter is a private, not for profit humane society founded in 1968 to provide a haven for homeless, abused and abandoned animals until new homes can be found. Over 600 animals are placed in responsible homes each year. Located on scenic property near the Peconic River in Calverton, New York, with a dedicated staff, spacious exercise facilities and expert medical supervision, Kent is much more than a shelter. There are currently over 100 dogs and cats at the shelter, all waiting for there forever homes.
Kent Animal Shelter, 2259 River Rd, Calverton, NY 11933, Adoption Center 631-727-5731 www.kentanimalshelter.com
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