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Rescue Efforts Across the Country and Around the Globe Help to Save the Lives of 800 Homeless Animals

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This June, North Shore Animal League America joined forces with rescue groups and shelter partners in various parts of the world to save the lives of 800 animals in need.

Rescued from international destinations like Thailand, St. Thomas Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and state-side locations like Oklahoma, Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and the tri-state area, all of these lucky animals were brought to our Port Washington, N.Y. campus to begin the next phase of their lives as Animal League America Mutt-i-grees®. Each and every animal rescued during these unique life-saving missions have their own stories to tell and are just waiting for the day when the perfect adopter falls in love and makes them part of the family.

“We took part in many diverse rescues this past month, which allowed us to take in even more animals than we normally do during a four-week span,” said Senior Manager of Rescue Services Cindy Szczudlo. “On top of the international rescues, which included a collaborative effort with The Soi Dog Foundation to save two dogs from the meat trade in Thailand, we were also able to rescue 70 dogs and puppies from a Puppy Mill in the Midwest, as well as coordinate several feline rescues across the country. It’s always a good month when you can save the lives of so many homeless animals.”


As the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, we pride ourselves on rescuing homeless companion animals from life-threatening situations. Whether we are working with local organizations to provide a better tomorrow for the animals in our own backyard, collaborating with our rescue partners in various parts of the country to remove dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens from overcrowded municipal shelters, or pulling helpless dogs and puppies from the deplorable conditions of a commercial breeding facility, the reach of Animal League America is boundless. Saving innocent lives is always the crux of what we do here, but it takes on an even bigger meaning during the summer months, better known in the world of animal welfare, as “kitten season.” An estimated 20 million kittens will be born this “kitten season” in the U.S. alone, many without responsible, loving homes to call their own. Because of this ever-growing problem, our organization is constantly striving to ease the burden. This means rescuing homeless cats and kittens, spay/neutering them, and finally helping them find perfect homes to call their own.  


“On top of rescuing many cats and kittens from local shelters in our area, we were lucky enough to work with Animal Friends of Barbour County in West Virginia, Martinsville SPCA in Virginia, and the Outer Banks SPCA in North Carolina to help reduce the feline overpopulation problem we face all over the country,” said Cindy. “The important thing for people to remember is that you have to spay/neuter the cats and kittens in your area, so that we don’t have so many in need of homes. If you’re looking for low-cost spay/neuter services in your area, you can visit

You can help support our mission to rescue, nurture, and adopt all animals in need by donating to our Rescue Fund. Your generosity will allow us to fund additional cross-country rescues getting more animals out of harm’s way and into the loving homes they deserve. There is power in your giving, and you can take pride in knowing that you're helping save the lives of these homeless pets who would otherwise have been destroyed.