Kent Animal Shelter

★★★★☆
  • 2259 River Rd

    Calverton, NY 11933

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  • 631-727-5731

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Review by Cindy F. & Bobby D.

We reached out to Kent Animal Shelter because we heard some great things about this particular shelter....well, here is my story about "Rudy"....we rescued this 13 year old Schnauzer on a very cold January night.....the dog was clearly disoriented and huddled against a stop sign in West Babylon, the dog had no collar and was physically in bad shape, his fur was severely matted, he was undernurished, he had a bad limp, so we scoured the neighborhood for the owner with no luck. We went to a local vet to see if he was chipped (he was not) we posted photos through certain sources who help out in these situations.....we decided to reach out to Kent Animal Shelter and we contacted the Manager (Linda MacDonald) who initially was very supportive and helpful toward the dog's situation and hopefully his "future", after a couple of conversations she actually agreed to take the dog for herself, we immediately thought this was wonderful and a godsend.....we were so excited, we took many photos of Rudy and emailed them to Linda, we went out to the stores and bought "Rudy" a nice orthopedic bed, a large bag of Merrick's food, Cans of Organix, a nice sweater, treats and all the things this dog deserves. We even brought Rudy to our vet for an exam, bloodwork and have his stool checked - they all came back negative. We did find out that he had cataraks in one eye and a flea related skin problem. So, when we heard that Linda wanted to take him in, we thought this was a blessing. All along she told us that she would only take in the dogs that nobody wants, the "misfits" has she said. The day we had the truck packed and ready to deliver Rudy to his new mom, the phone rang and it was the owner of the dog, our hearts sank. After speaking and meeting the owners, who were a very nice, sweet elderly couple who, while away, their dog was accidentally let loose...well long story short they both agreed that finding the dog a new home would be best for the dog - we were so happy and excited to call Linda back and let her know the good news, she was also happy and we continued to prepare for Rudy's transition to meet his new mom. Well the big blizzard hit us on Friday and we spoke with Linda about the possibility of doing the exchange on Sunday.... all was good....everything was in place. So we were both sitting out on our porch on a snowy Sunday morning by the wood stove having our coffee, happy about Rudy's new home and new future.....and our cell phone prompted us with a "TEXT" message, yes a Text message!....it was from Linda MacDonald stating that everything was really bad from the storm and that her car was stuck, a water pipe above her apartment burst and the Shelter was in rough shape with the snow and she couldn't take the dog and that she would help find the dog a home. Are you as stunned as we were. No even a phone call explaining the situation but a text message.....we absolutely understand that it was bad storm and alot of people were effected by it and were going through some temporary setbacks and issues - we completely understand.....and we would've kept Rudy for as long as she needed to get her things in order. So, we didn't respond to the Text, we were so upset and disappointed not only for Rudy but the way Linda handled it, but, she is the manager of Kent Animal Shelter - and to handle this so unprofessionally and not even to give us the courtesy of a phone call to explain to us the situation - is so mind boggling!!!! This is someone who cares about animals and lost causes, you just don't do things like this and the way she handled it was unbelievable. It's a disgrace!!!!! In the end have decided to keep Rudy, he will have a great home with us - it will be tight quarters but, we will manage and we will make it work out for him and the rest of our pets. I sit here today and I am still baffled, bewildered and cannot fathom that anyone who cares for animals can act like this.

Very disappointed!!! - you would think as a manager of a well known shelter she would have handled this properly and reached out to us even to see how Rudy was doing and letting us know that she will help with placing him in a good home - it's been two days and we still haven't received a phone call, a text or an email.

In closing, we have nothing against Kent Animal Shelter and we support all the wonderful things that they do for animals - we have 5 house cats and 2 dogs and care for 3 outdoor cats in our cat enclosure in the backyard - we are just upset with this one individual and her handling of what could've been a good thing.

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Review by Cindy F. & Bobby D.

We reached out to Kent Animal Shelter because we heard some great things about this particular shelter....well, here is my story about "Rudy"....we rescued this 13 year old Schnauzer on a very cold January night.....the dog was clearly disoriented and huddled against a stop sign in West Babylon, the dog had no collar and was physically in bad shape, his fur was severely matted, he was undernurished, he had a bad limp, so we scoured the neighborhood for the owner with no luck. We went to a local vet to see if he was chipped (he was not) we posted photos through certain sources who help out in these situations.....we decided to reach out to Kent Animal Shelter and we contacted the Manager (Linda MacDonald) who initially was very supportive and helpful toward the dog's situation and hopefully his "future", after a couple of conversations she actually agreed to take the dog for herself, we immediately thought this was wonderful and a godsend.....we were so excited, we took many photos of Rudy and emailed them to Linda, we went out to the stores and bought "Rudy" a nice orthopedic bed, a large bag of Merrick's food, Cans of Organix, a nice sweater, treats and all the things this dog deserves. We even brought Rudy to our vet for an exam, bloodwork and have his stool checked - they all came back negative. We did find out that he had cataraks in one eye and a flea related skin problem. So, when we heard that Linda wanted to take him in, we thought this was a blessing. All along she told us that she would only take in the dogs that nobody wants, the "misfits" has she said. The day we had the truck packed and ready to deliver Rudy to his new mom, the phone rang and it was the owner of the dog, our hearts sank. After speaking and meeting the owners, who were a very nice, sweet elderly couple who, while away, their dog was accidentally let loose...well long story short they both agreed that finding the dog a new home would be best for the dog - we were so happy and excited to call Linda back and let her know the good news, she was also happy and we continued to prepare for Rudy's transition to meet his new mom. Well the big blizzard hit us on Friday and we spoke with Linda about the possibility of doing the exchange on Sunday.... all was good....everything was in place. So we were both sitting out on our porch on a snowy Sunday morning by the wood stove having our coffee, happy about Rudy's new home and new future.....and our cell phone prompted us with a "TEXT" message, yes a Text message!....it was from Linda MacDonald stating that everything was really bad from the storm and that her car was stuck, a water pipe above her apartment burst and the Shelter was in rough shape with the snow and she couldn't take the dog and that she would help find the dog a home. Are you as stunned as we were. No even a phone call explaining the situation but a text message.....we absolutely understand that it was bad storm and alot of people were effected by it and were going through some temporary setbacks and issues - we completely understand.....and we would've kept Rudy for as long as she needed to get her things in order. So, we didn't respond to the Text, we were so upset and disappointed not only for Rudy but the way Linda handled it, but, she is the manager of Kent Animal Shelter - and to handle this so unprofessionally and not even to give us the courtesy of a phone call to explain to us the situation - is so mind boggling!!!! This is someone who cares about animals and lost causes, you just don't do things like this and the way she handled it was unbelievable. It's a disgrace!!!!! In the end have decided to keep Rudy, he will have a great home with us - it will be tight quarters but, we will manage and we will make it work out for him and the rest of our pets. I sit here today and I am still baffled, bewildered and cannot fathom that anyone who cares for animals can act like this.

Very disappointed!!! - you would think as a manager of a well known shelter she would have handled this properly and reached out to us even to see how Rudy was doing and letting us know that she will help with placing him in a good home - it's been two days and we still haven't received a phone call, a text or an email.

In closing, we have nothing against Kent Animal Shelter and we support all the wonderful things that they do for animals - we have 5 house cats and 2 dogs and care for 3 outdoor cats in our cat enclosure in the backyard - we are just upset with this one individual and her handling of what could've been a good thing.

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I adopted a "shaggy" terrier then named Waffle 12 yrs. ago from the shelter, at that time she was 9 mos. old. She looked just like Benji. She was the most devoted and loving pet. I always felt safe with her around. My heart is very sad today, because I had her put to sleep this past week weekend. She was pure love. I miss her. In time, I will be back to the shelter to look for a new best friend. We always came there for our meds and shots. The staff is very caring.

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I adopted a "shaggy" terrier then named Waffle 12 yrs. ago from the shelter, at that time she was 9 mos. old. She looked just like Benji. She was the most devoted and loving pet. I always felt safe with her around. My heart is very sad today, because I had her put to sleep this past week weekend. She was pure love. I miss her. In time, I will be back to the shelter to look for a new best friend. We always came there for our meds and shots. The staff is very caring.

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I recently adopted an 8-week-old puppy from the shelter. My husband and I went to get some info about adopting for a friend of ours. We were invited to walk through the shelter and see what dogs they had available. Well, I fell for so many of their innocent faces that I wanted to take all of the dogs home with me. I walked around the back of the shelter (it's a square shaped building) and saw two of the smallest puppies I had ever seen. They were brothers, Teddy and Travis. They had been brought to the shelter less than an hour before we got there. Travis was adopted within minutes. He was beautiful. But Teddy caught my eye. He is black and fluffy. They are Pomeranian/Daschund mix. He looks l ike a Teddy Bear. The girls that work in the shelter are so helpful and very courteous. They let us take him for walks outside and allowed us to visit everyday so he got to know us. All in all it was a wonderful experience. I have another older dog and an older cat. It is remarkable the way they all get along. I would strongly recommend adopting a pet from the Kent Animal Shelter. The animals are given all their shots and are spayed/neutered before you can bring them home. Although I didn't go looking for another pet, I am so happy that we did. Teddy is a wonderful addition to our family. He is such a loveable little guy!

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I recently adopted an 8-week-old puppy from the shelter. My husband and I went to get some info about adopting for a friend of ours. We were invited to walk through the shelter and see what dogs they had available. Well, I fell for so many of their innocent faces that I wanted to take all of the dogs home with me. I walked around the back of the shelter (it's a square shaped building) and saw two of the smallest puppies I had ever seen. They were brothers, Teddy and Travis. They had been brought to the shelter less than an hour before we got there. Travis was adopted within minutes. He was beautiful. But Teddy caught my eye. He is black and fluffy. They are Pomeranian/Daschund mix. He looks l ike a Teddy Bear. The girls that work in the shelter are so helpful and very courteous. They let us take him for walks outside and allowed us to visit everyday so he got to know us. All in all it was a wonderful experience. I have another older dog and an older cat. It is remarkable the way they all get along. I would strongly recommend adopting a pet from the Kent Animal Shelter. The animals are given all their shots and are spayed/neutered before you can bring them home. Although I didn't go looking for another pet, I am so happy that we did. Teddy is a wonderful addition to our family. He is such a loveable little guy!

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Kent Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter. Although I have not adopted from them, I know people who did. I have used the clinic to spay three dogs, both male and female. They are very, very reasonably priced and offer fast, excellent spaying service and vaccinations.

PROS: Low cost spaying
CONS: They don't always return phonecalls.

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Kent Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter. Although I have not adopted from them, I know people who did. I have used the clinic to spay three dogs, both male and female. They are very, very reasonably priced and offer fast, excellent spaying service and vaccinations.

PROS: Low cost spaying
CONS: They don't always return phonecalls.

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We adopted a dog and a cat here over the years. They are a no kill shelter which is wonderful and they provide affordable veterinary care for animals. The staff is professional and caring. The offer top notch medical car on premises as well and they have excellent rates for spay/neuter to make it possible for everyone to be a responsible pet owner. The shelter is a bit out of the way but once on premises parking is easy.

PROS: Professional, caring, good rates
CONS: none

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We adopted a dog and a cat here over the years. They are a no kill shelter which is wonderful and they provide affordable veterinary care for animals. The staff is professional and caring. The offer top notch medical car on premises as well and they have excellent rates for spay/neuter to make it possible for everyone to be a responsible pet owner. The shelter is a bit out of the way but once on premises parking is easy.

PROS: Professional, caring, good rates
CONS: none

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I found a stray Kitten & adopted him, Well I was looking for low cost spraying, Since vet offices are so expensive.
I called them It cost me $34.00 & 20 more if I wanted all his shots. What a good deal. They were also very nice there.
I would recomment them to all.

PROS: reasonable rates
CONS: none

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I found a stray Kitten & adopted him, Well I was looking for low cost spraying, Since vet offices are so expensive.
I called them It cost me $34.00 & 20 more if I wanted all his shots. What a good deal. They were also very nice there.
I would recomment them to all.

PROS: reasonable rates
CONS: none

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