Target: Central Pine Barrens Commission Members
Goal: Allow a crucial animal shelter to rebuild facilities that provide life-saving services to hundreds of animals every year.
The Kent Animal Shelter, a facility that has been around since 1968, needs permission to rebuild its aged property in order to continue to function. Its existing structures have endured years of wear, and its current stage of deterioration may lead to it being shut down indefinitely.
The Kent Animal Shelter is renowned for serving the needs of the neighboring communities and has been a crucial organization for the care and sheltering of abandoned animals. It provides incredible public service to residents by offering assistance to people who can no longer give proper care to their pets and gives affordable spay and neuter services to over 4,000 pet owners annually, which aids in the control of overpopulation of homeless animals. The number of feral cats in the area has been reduced through the years thanks to foundation-funded spay and neuter projects as well. In addition to placing over 780 animals annually to responsible, nurturing homes, the shelter offers Humane Education to schools and local councils of the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts of America, proving their determination to educate the public on the needs of animal care.
By supporting the Kent Animal Shelter’s rebuilding project, we can help ensure that the new facility will be upgraded to reduce pollution, waste, and noise and that the dated kennels will be replaced with a more park-like environment. Please sign this petition to urge the commission members to approve the rebuilding of the Kent Animal Shelter.
Dear Central Pine Barrens Commission members,
The Kent Animal Shelter has been a vital facility in Long Island since 1968, providing care and homes for homeless animals as well as educating the public for years. However, the property is at such a critical stage of deterioration that the shelter might be forced to close its doors. The proposed rebuilding project hopes to not only restore the shelter but improve it for the benefit of the community. The new storm water drainage systems, re-planting efforts, and removal of three aged buildings will also have environmental benefits.
The shelter has given countless animals to responsible, nurturing homes. They have made a difference in many animals’ lives and will continue to do so with the commission’s approval and support. Please give the Kent Animal Shelter another chance to save the lives of neglected, abandoned and homeless animals by approving of their rebuilding project.
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