Ada Howe Kent Memorial Shelter, Inc.

"Adopt a Friend"

aka Kent Animal Shelter   |   Calverton, NY   |  www.kentanimalshelter.com

Mission

The mission of the Kent Animal Shelter is to provide a no-kill haven for homeless, abused and abandoned animals until permanent homes can be found. Programs include, Rescue, Adoption, Low Cost Spay/Neuter and Humane Education.

Notes from the nonprofit

The data requested in this survey is not all applicable to this organization. Kent Animal Shelter is an animal welfare organization and our programs focus on homeless animals. Our audience includes people that are interesting in adopting companion animals, dogs and cats. The clinic spays and neuters animals and the clientele are anywhere from low to middle income individuals and families that are pet owners. Many of the questions are more geared to larger people/service organizations rather than small, animal oriented not for profits so it is difficult to answer all of the questions.

Ruling year info

1969

Executive Director

Pamela Green

Main address

2259 River Rd.

Calverton, NY 11933 USA

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Formerly known as

Kent Animal Shelter

EIN

23-7007068

NTEE code info

(Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs)) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Overpopulation of companion animals leads to homelessness, abuse and abandonment. Kent Animal Shelter has been at the forefront of reducing the homeless animal population since 1974 resulting in a steady decrease in the number of animals suffering from the results of overpopulation. Over 50,000 animals have been spayed or neutered at low or no cost to the public. Approximately 700+ animals are rescued and re-homed every year reducing the numbers nationally of animals being euthanized as a result of overpopulation and homelessness.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Rescue/Adoption/Low Cost Spay Neuter

Homeless, abused and abandoned animals are rescued on Long Island as well as high-kill shelters in the South, mid-west, Gulf Coast and some Caribbean Islands. Approximately 700-800 animals are re-homed every year. Approximately 3500 animals are spayed or neutered.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In coordination with other rescues and organizations across the U.S., the common goal is, "No More Homeless Animals 2025".

Reduction in the numbers of homeless, abandoned and abused animals through aggressive and innovative programs in population control such as easily accessible and affordable spay/neuter programs available to all pet owners. Rescue of animals in high-kill shelters, hoarding and abusive situations, providing rehabilitative medical care and placement into responsible, permanent homes. Providing programs such as Humane Education to teach compassion and knowledge of what are the factors contributing to the crisis situations facing homeless animals and how young people can help make a difference by getting involved in their own communities to contribute toward the betterment of animal welfare now and in the future.

Kent Animal Shelter is celebrating it's 53rd year of making a vital difference in the lives of homeless animals. The capabilities are a strong mission, a dedicated Board of Directors, a loyal and committed donor and volunteer base. Solid, stable organization in 50th year. Solid network of collaborative efforts with other rescue groups and organizations dedicated to the same goals.

Accomplishments are noted above. Next for the organization is a re-build of shelter facilities to provide increased capacity for housing and providing shelter and medical care to animals under the auspices of Kent Animal Shelter.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The general public focusing on pet owners and potential pet owners, specifically companion animals.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Social media,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Ada Howe Kent Memorial Shelter, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Chuck Timpone

Mattituck/Laurel Veterinary Hospital

Term: 1992 -


Board co-chair

Charles Bowman

Land Use Environmental Corp.

Term: 2010 -

Lou Salvatico

Jaral Associates

Denise Trifaro

teacher

Susan Trawick

retired

Vince DiCarlo

DiCarlo Foods, Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/23/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/04/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.