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Sweepstakes FAQs

Q: Can I be added to your sweepstakes mailing list?


If you would like to receive a sweepstakes mailing from us it's simple. Just send us via email (or regular mail) your complete name and mailing address along with your request to be added to our sweepstakes mailing list and we will add your name to our next available mailing.

Q: Do you rent or exchange my name to other organizations?


As many similar organizations regularly do, North Shore Animal League America may rent or exchange your name with other organizations. The reason we do this is to secure additional income so that we can save more animals' lives. However, we would be happy to remove your name from our rental list at your request. Just call us at 516-883-7900, extension 700, and give us your name and address for removal. You may also contact the Direct Marketing Association, to have you added to their national registry. This will allow you to reduce the amount of national commercial or nonprofit mail you receive at home. You can register online, or via mail.

Because of good friends like you, we continue to save tens of thousands of animals each year – over one million since we began in 1944. Please take a tour of our website and learn about all of the wonderful programs at North Shore Animal League America.

Q: How do I take my name off your mailing list?


Just call us at 516-883-7900, extension 700 or e-mail us at Give us your name and address, and we will remove your name from our list. Please note that you may continue to receive mail for a short period until the removal takes effect, after which you will not receive any future mailings.

Q: Is North Shore Animal League America running a sweepstakes?


Yes, our 2017 All-Cash Sweepstakes is currently underway with wonderful prizes. The closing date for our current Sweepstakes is December 29, 2017. Prize winners will be randomly selected by independent judges, whose decisions are final (no later than January 31, 2018) from all eligible entries received. A list of prize winners will be available after April 2018. All you need to do in order to receive an entry for a chance to win is to return your reply form by the deadline date indicated.

Q: The package I received in the mail says that I will get a Free Gift if I respond to this mailing. What free gift will I get?


All individuals who respond to our sweepstakes mailings will receive a small merchandise gift as a thank you just for sending in their entry. Even though it’s small, it’s useful and will make you smile. This guaranteed free gift will be sent to you in a follow-up mailing that you'll receive within a few weeks after you've sent in your reply form. To receive your free gift, you must respond so that your entry is received by December 29, 2017. All respondents will receive a merchandise gift with a retail value of $2.50. Multiple responses within a 90 day period may be acknowledged with a single response and guaranteed free gift. Please understand that this does not mean that you have won one of our top prizes at this time. However, once you send in your reply form, you'll be entered for a chance to win all prizes offered within the mailing including the Grand Prize of $25,000.00 cash. No purchase or contribution is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or contribution does not increase your chances of winning. The closing date for our current 2017 All-Cash Sweepstakes is December 29, 2017.

Q: Where can the rules for your sweepstakes be found?


The rules for our sweepstakes are in every sweepstakes package that we mail out. Click here for the complete set of rules.

Q: Who is eligible?


Everyone who enters our sweepstakes is eligible for all prizes offered. All major prizes in our sweepstakes will be awarded.

Q: Why does North Shore Animal League America run a sweepstakes?


Sweepstakes is an attention getter. Over the years we have found that sweepstakes has been a great way to get people to read our mail and learn about our mission - saving animals' lives.

Q: Why is the return envelope for sweepstakes entries addressed to Washington D.C. when North Shore Animal League America’s headquarters is in Port Washington, NY?


North Shore Animal League America's headquarters are located in Port Washington, NY. However, our Mail Processing Center is in Washington D.C. By opening and processing the mail in Washington D.C., our staff in Port Washington has more time to care for the animals. You can rest assured that all donations sent to our Washington D.C. processing center are directed to our headquarters in Port Washington.