Adopt a Pet at Islip’s New Animal Shelter
Islip residents know that the animal shelter provides hope for forgotten, abandoned pets but has long been in need of major improvements and unable to serve the residents in its existing structure. Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board approved a $4.6 million bond in late 2017 to build a new 19,000-square-foot shelter that will replace the existing 54-year-old facility in Bay Shore. Working with State Senator Phil Boyle, Islip Town also received nearly $2,000,000 in grants through New York State sources. Ground breaking is expected in the spring 2019 at a site adjacent to the town’s Department of Public Works facility in Central Islip with the project projected to be complete by the end of 2019.