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.