World's Largest NO-KILL
Animal Rescue
and Adoption Organization


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North Shore Animal League America’s Mission and Vision

Our Mission:

To build our hands-on rescue, rehabilitation and adoption efforts to save the lives of as many companion animals as possible - one at a time - and promote education to increase shelter adoptions, reduce animal cruelty and advance the highest standards in animal welfare.

Our Vision:

Create a world where all companion animals find compassionate, permanent homes and to end animal cruelty and euthanasia.

Our Values:

Preserve and enhance the lives of shelter pets through rescue efforts that remove them from harm’s way

Advance the highest standards in animal welfare to create a more humane world for companion animals

Sustain our no-kill policy, working tirelessly to nurture and heal the physical and emotional wounds of animals in our care, to restore the high quality of life and dignity that they deserve

Speak for mixed breed animals—Mutt-i-grees®—to elevate their status, increase acceptance and reduce euthanasia

Inspire the next generation to be more compassionate and to understand that adopting a shelter pet is the right choice

Organize a global network of partners that share our goals and continue to provide them with resources and innovative techniques to save lives

Nurture relationships that bond people with shelter pets