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Help Me Heal Program

Not every rescued animal that arrives at the Animal League is in a suitable condition to be adopted. Some pets come to us with urgent medical needs ranging from broken bones, skin burns or infections necessitating critical care, to other orthopedic or medical issues requiring surgical intervention. Some animals also come to us with deep emotional scars due to neglect and mistreatment. Tragically, some animals are barely alive due to the abuse they have suffered.

Every day, the Animal League rescues animals from places where they would otherwise be destroyed, and our no-kill philosophy means that we give each animal the care they need – the care and the second chance that they deserve.

Imagine what it must feel like for a rescued animal to feel cared for and safe for the first time.

Please make a donation today to our Help Me Heal Program, and help us nurture so many animals back to health.

Meet the pets in the program:


New Beginnings: Zara

It was just six months ago that North Shore Animal League America took part in one of the most memorable rescues we’ve spearheaded in our 70 years of saving lives. Although the memories of Zara’s arrival at Animal League America are quite dark because of the horrific condition in which we found this little Schnauzer, her resilience and fortitude to survive and recover overshadow the gruesome details of the rescue.
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Give Columbia Comfort from the Cold

Columbia is a 10-week old kitten pulled off of the street near the brink of death and taken to Animal Care & Control in NYC. When he was rescued, Columbia was severely hypothermic from sitting stagnant in the harsh weather conditions Mother Nature has been pounding the tri-state area with this winter. It’s likely he was immobile and unresponsive because of what would later be determined to be a severe elbow fracture of his left front leg, as well as an open wound on the same paw.
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Meet some of the cats you helped heal!