What’s in a Name?
Plenty, it turns out. After nearly six decades, we’re changing our name, not our mission. Here is why.
For too long, people have believed that we are part of the Humane Society of the United States and that we receive financial support from them. While the HSUS provides a treasure-trove of education on the proper care and sheltering of domestic animals to shelters like ours, we do not support many of the national and international positions of HSUS regarding hunting and farming. Our local farmers and hunters are caring and dedicated animal owners.
Originally, the use of the word “humane” in the name of animal welfare organizations and governmental agencies was to assure the public that stray and unwanted animals would be euthanized humanely. Our Kent County shelter is a NO-KILL SHELTER and euthanasia is no longer considered an option except in cases of extreme health or behavior challenges.
We want to be known for our dedicated efforts, every single day, to provide care and shelter to our animal friends until we find them a forever home. For Kent County!