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East End Animal Shelter Awarded $42,000 Grant From PetSmart Charities

Nicole Barylski

It's estimated that next year's surgeries at the Calverton shelter's clinic will prevent millions of homeless pets. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

"When one cat or dog can have one or two litters each year, and each of those pets can in turn have litters, you can see how the problem compounds very quickly," explained Pamela Green, Executive Director of Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton. "A big reason for pet homelessness is unwanted litters so a big part of the solution is pet sterilization."

In 2016, PetSmart Charities will award Kent Animal with a $42,000 grant to spay or neuter a total of 1,019 pets as part of an ongoing fight against pet homelessness in the area. Just one unsterilized animal can potentially produce hundreds of thousands of kin over the course of several years, so it's estimated that next year's surgeries at the Calverton shelter's clinic will prevent millions of homeless pets.

"We're grateful to PetSmart Charities for not only recognizing the reality of the situation but also for giving us resources to help deal with it," shared Green. The PetSmart Charities grant will support four Kent Animal campaigns: a "Happy Neuter Year" campaign for male cats and dogs in January, a "Beat the Heat" campaign for feral and owned free roaming cats in February, a "Precious Not Parents" campaign for dogs and cats aged six months or younger in June, and a "Primp Your Pit" campaign for pit bulls and pit bull mixes in August.

This is the fourth year that PetSmart Charities has chosen Kent Animal Shelter to receive a spay/neuter grant. Spaying and neutering is one of the most effective ways to lower the homeless pet population and is safe for puppies and kittens as young as eight to 10 weeks old, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Kent Animal Shelter is located at 2259 River Road in Calverton. For more information, call 631-727-5731 or visit www.kentanimalshelter.com.


Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski




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