The Kings County Animal Shelter began because of a group of people who met around a kitchen table and decided to do something about helping homeless cats in Kings County. On April 17, 1990 the new Board of Directors signed on. In the early years, Kings Animal Shelter placed homeless animals in foster homes, held regular adoption days at a local mall and responded to calls for assistance through its network of volunteers. We also offered Spay/Neuter certificates and medical assistance to those in need.
In 1990, the Board of Directors decided to start their campaign to raise sufficient funding to construct an animal shelter in Kings County. The Municipality of the County of Kings provided a 50 year lease on a 2.2 acre parcel of land in Waterville and a $5,000 grant to the fund raising account.
In 2007, sufficient funding was raised to commence construction and the building was completed in April, 2008. However, it wasn’t until June 2009 that supplies and equipment were in place and the Kings County Animal Shelter opened its doors. Since then, the building has been full to capacity with a new animal quickly replacing each one that has been adopted. Some stay longer than others but every one remains at the shelter until the right family comes along.
The Kings Animal Shelter offers low-cost spay/neuter programs to help those in financial need to get their pets altered or cover the cost of euthanasia. It also offers a TNR (trap/neuter/return) Program to those who have feral cat colonies on their property and wish to have the animals spayed/neutered to avoid increases in the colony population.
The Kings County Animal Shelter obtains the majority of its annual operational funds through donations of money, supplies and equipment, bequests and fundraising efforts. We do not receive any government funding for our shelters so we rely heavily on the generosity of the citizens of Kings County.
We support other community organizations by providing work term placements, community service opportunities for government program participants, assisting school students in meeting their community service credits and providing an opportunity for clients of the NS Rehabilitation Center to interact with animals and provide volunteer services.
We also provide information to the general public on proper animal care and animal legislation through media coverage, daily information radio ads and a weekly radio interview/animal profile, our website, newsletter, pamphlets/brochures and responding to email and telephone inquiries.
Adopting is a very rewarding experience. You will be giving a homeless animal a second chance in life and providing it with a safe, loving family.
Cats or Kittens Adoption Fee $250 for cats | $350 for kittens
Dogs or Puppies Adoption Fee $400 for dogs | $650 for puppies
Unconditional love – priceless
Your new best friends comes to you:
- Spayed or Neutered sponsored by PetSmart Charities® of Canada (including kittens and puppies)
- With core vaccines to time of adoption
- Examined by a Veterinarian
- Treated for Fleas/Parasites
- Tested for Feline Leukemia (cats)
- With a free eight-week trial of Nova Scotia SPCA Pet Health Insurance
We go through many supplies to show homeless pets the love and care they deserve.
Another amazing way to help is to donate to fill our top wish list items. We can buy in bulk and often save with a charity rate!