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August 2013 - National Rescue - Over 100 Puppies, Dogs Saved

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Most up for adoption now; dozens of kittens and cats are also ready for their new homes

Every day of the week, 365 days a year, North Shore Animal League America rescues dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from overcrowded municipal shelters, puppy mills, natural disasters and other dire circumstances.

We work with many wonderful rescue organizations throughout the country who share our mission to save homeless animals, also known as Mutt-i-grees®, from euthanasia and find them loving, permanent homes.

Last week, we conducted several rescues with some of our partners, including longtime partner Precious Friends in Clarksville, TN.

“Our relationship with North Shore Animal League means so much to us,” says Becca Vega, the assistant director at Precious Friends. “We get bonded with the animals in our care, and we know that they’re going to find great homes because of your organization.”

We conducted two separate rescues last week in conjunction with Precious Friends, with several dozen dogs and puppies arriving at the safety of our no-kill headquarters. Most of the dogs are puppies, with the majority being Labrador, Hound and Shepherd mixes. There are also several Chihuahua and Dachshund mixes.

One special dog is an Italian Greyhound named Callie who was relinquished to Precious Friends because her owner is battling cancer and can no longer care for her. “She’s such a sweet dog, and she’ll make an amazing companion,” says Vega.

Also this week, we rescued 43 puppies, 10 small/medium dogs, and three large dogs through our partners in Boone County, NC. “Overpopulation is a huge problem down South because many people don’t spay or neuter their dogs,” says Sylvia Ottaka, Senior Director of Operations at Animal League America. “These are all wonderful canines, and they deserve to have happy lives in loving homes.”

On Saturday, Aug. 10, we welcomed 37 small breed dogs from Los Angeles County municipal shelters as part of our relationship with the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, which was founded by Nancy and Katherine Heigl in honor of their son and brother. The dogs range in age from three months to six years old, and include Chihuahuas, Terriers, Dachshund, Schnauzers and more.

As with all of our rescues, each animal was medically and behaviorally evaluated by our expert team as soon as he or she arrived at our doors. Most are up for adoption now.

Of course, dogs aren’t the only animals we rescue and adopt. We currently have many kittens and cats here at our
Port Washington, NY headquarters who are ready to find their perfect homes. Please visit us and meet your new best friend today!



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