Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

To protect the Animals, our Staff and the Public, we have made the difficult decision to close the shelter as of 1 PM TODAY, Saturday, March 14, 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What does this mean for animals?

All animals in our care will be safe and sound, cared for by dedicated staff, who will be providing food, care, cleaning, and medical treatment for our sheltered animals. If you are a resident of Kent County and have to give up an animal, we will help. Call us at 410 778 3648 so we can work out a day and time to meet. Our doors will be locked. We cannot safely accommodate walk-ins.

What does this mean for our services?

Adoptions will continue ONLY through online applications (you may complete on our website, www.kenthumane.org) and you may also call our Adoptions Staff at 410 778 3648 who will help you through this new, and hopefully, temporary process.

What does this mean for staff and volunteers?

Since we cannot operate without people, the safety of our staff and volunteers are foremost in our minds (tied with our animals!). Volunteers will be asked to stay home through March 30. Keeping our volunteers and their families healthy is important to us.

What does this mean for events?

We will update and make changes as circumstances dictate.

What does this mean for donations and support for the Animal Care Shelter?

We hope nothing. If you are able to help us, we need dog and cat food. Our dogs eat 4 – Health. Our cats eat Purina Cat Chow. We ask that all donations be left inside or in front of the garage in the interest of social distancing.

Thank you for your support and understanding. We can’t do our work without you and we wish you and your family safety and good health.

A private, charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to prevent the unnecessary pain and suffering of domestic animals in our community and to promote satisfying and responsible relationships between people and domestic companion animals through community involvement and education…

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