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Rescue Alert: 40 Small Dogs Rescued From Imminent Euthanasia

Some already up for adoption at our no-kill headquarters

On Sunday, October 6, North Shore Animal League rescued 40 dogs who were slated to be destroyed at municipal shelters in the Los Angeles County area.

This rescue was conducted in collaboration with our friends at the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, founded by actress Katherine Heigl and her family. It just one of our many weekly Humane Relocation Program rescues, in which we transport animals from overcrowded shelters across the nation to the safety of our no-kill adoption headquarters in Port Washington, NY.

The dogs, most of whom are up for adoption now, include mixes of Chihuahuas, Poodles, Terriers and many other small breeds. They range in age from older puppies to young adults. All were evaluated by our expert medical and behavioral teams as soon as they arrived at Animal League America.

“We are very excited to be working again with the Heigl Foundation to save the lives of so many innocent dogs who were literally within days of being destroyed at overcrowded shelters,” says Christina Travalja, Shelter Director at Animal League America. “Their adopters will be adding a beautiful, loving companion to their families.”

Also this week, as part of our Humane Relocation Program rescues in the South, where pet overpopulation is an enormous problem, we transported dozens of homeless dogs of all sizes and ages to our campus.

It’s the perfect time for an individual or family who has been considering adopting a puppy or dog to visit Animal League America and go home with their new best friend!

Please visit and “Like” us on Facebook for more about these dogs and to receive alerts on our upcoming rescues.

Please also visit our headquarters to meet other adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens who are waiting for their perfect matches.