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From May to September: Kitten Season Winds Down

Posted by on September 16, 2015

As usual, summer at my house means kitten season. We’ve cared for so many little nuggets the past few months, socializing them and getting them ready for their new homes. What a bittersweet thrill it is to leave each of these precious bundles in the arms of their new families.

Although this summer was typical in many ways, there was also something unusual about it. Namely, Buddy (adopted!), Wilson (adopted!), Blossom (adopted!), and Milly (shown below), a recent arrival still acclimating.


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...

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