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North Shore Animal League America Continues Post-Hurricane Sandy Rescue Efforts, Issues Call To Action: Those Able To Help, Please Adopt A Pet

More than 650 Animals at NSALA Adoption Headquarters in Need of Homes; Pet Health Center Open; and Emergency Hotline Up and Running

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Phone: (516) 883-7900, Ext. 482
Mobile: (516) 528-7878

Port Washington, NY, November 6, 2012 – As Hurricane Sandy headed towards the now-devastated Tri-State area, North Shore Animal League America - the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization – reached out to local residents already suffering tremendous losses, providing preemptive emergency rescue services to several Long Island shelters, ensuring the safety of pets who had to be separated from their displaced families. Shelter and rescue groups in the Long Island area who were forced to evacuate also took advantage of Animal League America’s facilities. As more animals filled the shelter, dedicated staff members have worked around the clock to ensure all were being evaluated and ready for adoption. Every bit of space is now being utilized for animals in need of care, including the more than 650 animals at the adoption in need of new, loving homes.

With space growing scarce, it is more important than ever, then, that more fortunate families who are in a position to help Animal League America’s rescue efforts consider whether now might be the time to adopt one of these amazing shelter pets, also known as Mutt-i-grees®. Every adoption makes room in the shelter for other animals needing care. Adoption fees for all adult cats and dogs one year and older will be waived the rest of the week (through Sunday, November 11).

Pet owners who already have their hands full as they continue to piece their lives back together, however, can rest assured that they can count on Animal League America’s full service Pet Health Center for any and all pet health concerns. The veterinarians and medical staff of the Pet Health Center are compassionate and enthusiastic and provide the highest standard of veterinary care, at very affordable rates, to every pet that they treat. The Center, which is fully equipped for exams, vaccinations, microchipping, all dental care, and affordable spaying and neutering, is open 365 days a year, 10am – 9pm. The fees for wellness examinations are being reduced to $20 this week (through Sunday, November 11). For more information on the Pet Health Center, visit or e-mail at

Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Animal League America can be reached at its emergency hotline, (631) 851-5074, Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM (EST) with any questions.

To support our Emergency Rescue efforts and for updates, visit North Shore Animal League America President John Stevenson wants residents to know, “Our hearts go out to those currently struggling with losses in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and we will continue to be here to help.”

Media Contacts:

Devera Lynn

Joanne Yohannan

North Shore Animal League America - Home of the Mutt-i-gree® - headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. The Animal League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes each year. Over the past decade, the Animal League saved over 200,000 lives and has saved 1,000,000 animals since its inception. “Like” us at, follow us at To learn more about animal rescue and welfare, visit

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