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“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” - Angie

DEC Commissioner Bellew infront of frame of the new structure.

July 14th, 2020 Construction of the new Town of Islip Animal Shelter continues to move forward, despite the NY Pause executive order during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The construction of the nearly 18,000sf state-of-the-art air conditioned facility has been considered essential throughout the pandemic.

“The Town’s existing animal shelter is outdated, and was built more than 50 years ago. This new facility will provide the space and state-of-the-art technology needed to care for the health and safety of the animals until they are adopted out to their forever homes,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter.

The new facility is centrally located on Carleton Ave. in Central Islip, and will offer four viewing rooms; 82 kennel spaces; improved heating, ventilation and air conditioning; a more spacious lobby area for visitors; a surgical room and a separate area for aggressive animals. The entire building is ADA compliant and will offer a total of 17,727 sf.

“It is exciting and comforting to know that the much-needed Town of Islip Animal Shelter continues to move toward completion,” said Town of Islip DEC Commissioner, Marty Bellew.

Barring any construction related delays, the facility is on track to open in early 2021. Funding assistance for the $9m shelter was made available through SAM grants secured by Senators Phil Boyle, ($500,000), Tom Croci ($50,000) and $498,200 through New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets.


Click HERE to visit the Town's COVID-19 Information page.

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