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Animal League America Urges the Animal Loving Community to Give Thanks & Help Save a Life this Thanksgiving Weekend

Over 300 Cats, Dogs, Puppies and Kittens Available for Adoption – Free Adoptions 9 a.m. – Noon on Black Friday

Animal League America Pet Experts Offer Thanksgiving Safety Tips

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PORT WASHINGTON, NY, November 25, 2013 – North Shore Animal League America – the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization – urges animal lovers in the Tri-State area to help save a life this Thanksgiving weekend. There will be a $30 discount off adoption fees on Thanksgiving, when mentioning the website coupon seen on, and FREE adoptions from 9 a.m. – Noon on Black Friday.

During this festive time we also need to be conscious of animals at home as people tend to become overly generous, which means the dogs and cats at home can get their share of table food scraps from family members or guests. Sometimes this generosity can lead to injury or illness. Pet experts at Animal League America urge you to resist the temptation of sharing too much Thanksgiving cheer with your pets.

Here are some tips to help keep your pets safe:

  • Foods to avoid. Fatty, Rich, or new types of foods can give your pet pancreatitis or gastroenteritis, two medical conditions that can be very painful and even life threatening. Onions and onion powder, widely found in stuffing, will destroy your dog’s or cat’s red blood cells, which can lead to anemia. Grapes and raisins contain a toxin that can cause kidney damage to both dogs and cats. Chocolate has the potential to be fatal to your dog or cat – so place treats well out of reach. Sage and many other herbs contain essential oils and resins that can cause central nervous depression in pets. Poultry bones can easily splinter and lacerate your pet’s mouth or throat or obstruct your pets’ insides.
  • Paper Products. Aluminum foil, wax paper and other food wrappings, if ingested, can cause intestinal obstruction. Make sure to place these items securely in the garbage.
  • Fresh Water. Make sure your pet always has fresh water.
  • Quiet Retreat. Provide your pet with a quiet retreat should the holiday festivities become too much for them. Watch their behavior to make sure they are not stressed.
  • Garbage. Keep garbage securely closed.

For more information on pet safety and adoptions, visit Animal

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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