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Rescue and Adoption
We understand that a rescue is not complete until an animal is placed into a permanent home. During the past decade, we have rescued, rehabilitated and adopted an average of 20,000 dogs, puppies, cats and kittens each year. To date, we have saved over 1,000,000 lives, and our advocacy and partnerships have helped to save even more lives.
True to our mission, we continue to build our hands-on rescue, rehabilitation and adoption efforts to save the lives of as many companion animals as possible and promote education to increase shelter adoptions, reduce animal cruelty and advance the highest standards in animal welfare.
There are many ways that the Animal League’s Mobile Rescue and Adoption Teams save animals across the United States. Here are just a few:
- Dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens — earmarked for death — are taken out of overcrowded shelters.
- Large numbers of purebred dogs arrive at the Animal league after being liberated from inhumane Puppy Mills.
- Our humane transport efforts bring animals from overpopulated areas, to our NY Metro campus, where they can find permanent homes.
- An emergency response team stands ready to deploy quickly and effectively in the event of natural disasters.
The Animal League is a strong, national advocate for pet adoption. Through our hands-on work with the animals, our cooperative approach with shelter and rescue partners across the country, innovation education, and strategic media relationships, we focus national attention on the plight of shelter animals to increase adoptions nationwide.
We continue to be an industry innovator, developing new programs that further animal welfare and adoption practices.
Our sponsorship of Adoptapet.com helps link potential adopters with thousands of shelters and millions of adoptable animals across the U.S.
Education is also critical part of our goal to elevate the perception of shelter pets, increase shelter adoptions, encourage spay/neuter procedures, and teach the next generation to be more compassionate.
Our roster of celebrity supporters and our media contacts amplify our voice so the Animal League and other shelter and rescue groups can compete boldly with pet stores to reduce the cycle of animal cruelty.