I am very disappointed by the opposition of the Pine Barrens Society to the proposed expansion of the Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton ["Animal shelter serves health need," Letters, Aug. 28].

The shelter provides an invaluable service as a no-kill shelter and, also very important, a low-cost spay and neuter center for the North Fork and surrounding areas.

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I would urge the Pine Barrens Society to study the science in other approvals granted for the center's plans. The plan includes wastewater treatment and restoration of native plants.

Why not let this nonprofit, no-kill shelter continue its good work?

I live in Montauk and yet for years have been a steady financial supporter of Kent because I see the fate of rural animals is often just too heartbreaking.

Pat Lukaszewska, Montauk