The animals available for adoption at The Kent County Humane Society, located in Chestertown, Md., vary as animals come in and are adopted out, but dogs and cats are usually both available. The Kent County Humane Society receives all animals allowed by Maryland law, and it works with other agencies in the area to foster and place animals in permanent homes.
Animals do not need to be in immediately adoptable condition to be admitted into the shelter. Staff members work to rehabilitate injured or sick animals before they are placed for adoption, and very young animals or those with special needs may also be fostered outside of the shelter until they are suitable for adoption.
While not a strictly no-kill shelter, the Kent County Humane Society does work to avoid euthanizing animals for reasons such as lack of space, age or medical needs. Pets that are residing at the shelter are given a clean space to sleep, access to food, water and medical care and are monitored by the staff who also interact with the pets on a daily basis. Healthy animals remain eligible for adoption until they are placed, regardless of how long they have been at the shelter.