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Summertime — and the living is busy!

Posted by on August 13, 2015

For a lot of people, summer means reading novels while relaxing in a hammock and sipping iced tea.

Well, take it from me, those people do not work or volunteer at North Shore Animal League America, where summertime is just like every other time of the year — super busy, absolutely amazing, and more dramatic than any novel could ever be.

Summer 2015 is turning into one of the most remarkable summers ever, with 1,437 animals rescued from terrible situations in just two-and-a-half months. That’s 503 dogs, 32 cats, 817 puppies, and 85 kittens.

Our National...

Whenever I talk about fostering kittens and cats, people ask me, “Beth! How can you let them go? Doesn't it break your heart?”

Well, I’d be lying if I didn't admit that it’s really, really hard to say goodbye to these little nuggets. But at the same time, it’s also wonderful — because that’s the nature of fostering — accepting, nurturing, loving, and letting go — and then doing it all again.

In fact, whenever a new litter...

New South Wales, Australia. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Hong Kong. Iloilo City, the Philippines. Dubuque, Iowa. Conway, New Hampshire. Berkeley, California. Wichita, Kansas. Pensacola, Florida. And the list goes on.

For the whole month of June, animal shelters and rescue groups around the world have joined with North Shore Animal League America to be partners in our 21st annual Pet Adoptathon, creating an incredible web of... Read more...

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