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East End Animal Shelter Awarded Pet Peeves Grant

Nicole Barylski

Coffee and Candy are currently in need of a forever home. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

Pet Peeves, Inc.: the voice of L.I. Pets, a Woodbury non-profit umbrella organization that supports Long Island animal shelters and rescue groups, recently awarded a grant to the Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton. The backing will go towards providing medical assistance for 75 to 100 rescued dogs and cats for adoption.

"Kent Animal Shelter is very grateful to Pet Peeves for their generosity and their efforts on behalf of the welfare of homeless animals," said Pamela Green, Executive Director of Kent Animal Shelter.

Through private donations and grants, the Calverton-based animal shelter has been able to offer low cost spaying and neutering, as well as other veterinary care at its clinic. Each pet that resides at the shelter as it waits for its forever home is vaccinated, spayed/neutered, vetted and tested before adoption, and some even need special surgery. On Friday, April 8th, to further assist with the organization's funding, Kent Animal Shelter hosted an Evening of Comedy. Laughter Saves Lives comedians Rich Walker of Deer Park and Eric Haft of East Northport headlined the evening at the Indigo East End Hotel in Riverhead. Once again the stand-up show was sold out, and the finale, which featured a spot-on re-creation of the classic Abbott and Costello routine, "Who's on First," had the crowd in hysterics. An Evening of Comedy raised $6,500 for the homeless pets that call the shelter home.

Laughter Saves Lives comedians Rich Walker and Eric Haft. (Courtesy Photo)

Founded in 1968, Kent Animal Shelter is a 501C3 organization that provides a no-kill haven for homeless animals, adoption services, a spay/neuter clinic, and humane education.

Kent Animal Shelter is located at 2259 River Road in Calverton. For more information, call 631-727-7797 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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