October 22nd, 2021 – Town of Islip officials were joined by representatives from NY State and Suffolk County at the grand opening of the new Town of Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-A-Pet Center. The state-of-the-art ADA compliant facility is centrally located on Carleton Ave in Central Islip, and consists of 17,727sf of space, a larger lobby area, additional viewing rooms, a cattery, ample parking, energy efficient lighting, dedicated outdoor play areas for dogs, 82 kennels and a separate area for aggressive dogs. The new shelter also includes a 1,000sf surgical suite, exam room and a veterinarian’s office.
On hand for the event were Islip Supervisor, Angie Carpenter; NYS Senator Phil Boyle; NYS Assemblyman Phil Ramos; Islip Town Board member John Cochrane; Councilwoman, Mary Kate Mullen; Councilman James O'Connor; Town Clerk, Olga Murray; DEC Commissioner, Martin Bellew; Deputy Commissioner Greg Hancock; Shelter Supervisor Teri Giacalone, shelter staff, volunteers, among others.
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