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Sponsorship FAQs

Monthly giving is so vital to Animal League America’s efforts – helping us do MORE for the animals in our care!

When you become a monthly giving Sponsor of our Pet Sponsor Program, we want you to be well informed.

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers that may be of interest to you:

Q: As an Animal League Sponsor, are there different levels of sponsorship that I can reach?


Yes, there are! If you have been a monthly giving Sponsor for five years, you will become a Lifeline Sponsor. If you have been a monthly giving Sponsor for 10 years, you become a Guardian Angel Sponsor. Both prestigious honors are acknowledged by the Animal League's President via mail.  More importantly, your generosity is appreciated by all the innocent dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens who so desperately need your help.

Q: As an Animal League Sponsor, can I cancel my monthly giving whenever I want to?


Yes, you can! As a valuable supporter and animal lover, we certainly don't want to see you go, but we understand that a supporter's ability to make a monthly gift may change over time. Just give us a call or email us and we'll cancel your sponsorship. If however, you decide at any time to reinstate your sponsorship, we'd be more than happy to bring you back into our beloved family of Sponsors!

Q: As an Animal League Sponsor, can I make changes to my Sponsorship account?


Yes, you can! As an Animal League Sponsor, you reserve the right to change your monthly pledge amount, change the number of monthly sponsor gifts you make, change your donation payment method - almost anything you want at any time you like. It's quick and easy. Just give us a call or email us and we'll take care of it for you right away.

Q: As an Animal League Sponsor, when are my authorized credit card or bank account withdrawals made each month?


As an Animal League Sponsor who donates by automatic methods of payment (the methods that get more of your money to the pets in our care!), credit card and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) withdrawals are made on the last business day of each month.

Q: As an Animal League Sponsor, why would I continue to be a sponsor if my favorite pet in the program has been adopted into a loving home?


Some of our precious and deserving special needs pets are lucky enough to get adopted into a permanent home, but they will always require life-long medical care. The League will continue to provide for each of them for the rest of their lives. Although their place of residence has changed, the principles of the program remain the same. Our promise is to continue the funding and we hope you will remain committed to our life-saving program.

Q: Can I support the Sponsor Program without making a monthly pledge?


Yes, you can! We understand that monthly giving is not the right fit for every donor and we appreciate any support that you would like to give to the Animal League. Every single donation makes a difference to a pet in need.

Q: How do I become an Animal League Sponsor?


You can make your monthly pledge in the way that is most convenient to you – by check, monthly bank debit, or credit card. You may set this up over the phone using our toll-free number 1-877-Be-My-Pal, via our secure online form, or by printing an application and faxing it to us at 516-883-8256 or mailing it to Sponsor Program, 16 Lewyt St., Port Washington, NY 11050.

Q: What do I receive when I become an Animal League Sponsor?


Monthly Sponsorship offers great rewards. With your monthly Sponsorship, you will receive a personalized certificate and color photo, a letter of appreciation from North Shore Animal League America, quarterly updates highlighting the health and wellbeing of special needs pets, and the Animal League's quarterly newsletter, Paw Prints.

Q: What is sponsorship?


Sponsorship is a donor's personal commitment to make monthly donations to critical programs offered by North Shore Animal League America. Our Sponsor Program helps care for special-needs dogs and special-needs cats as well as orphaned and newborn puppies and kittens in our nursery.

Q: Why should I become a Sponsor?


Some animals that come to the Animal League have conditions and illnesses that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. These special-needs dogs and cats would likely be euthanized elsewhere, but not at North Shore Animal League America. As a no-kill shelter, we make a commitment to all animals and that includes animals with special needs that would be forgotten elsewhere.  Please become a Sponsor to help care for the special needs dogs and cats, and together we can make a difference!

Q: Why should I Sponsor the nursery that cares for newborn puppies and kittens?


Each day our nursery is filled with the small cries of newborn puppies and kittens that require 24-hour care to survive. On occasion, unwanted dogs and cats are rescued from other shelters and give birth at the Animal League where their litters are safe from destruction.  Your monthly donations to the nursery will continue to provide these babies, and their mothers in our care, with a safe place to live, nourishment and the medical attention they so desperately need.

Don’t see an answer to your question? Simply call our toll-free phone number at 1-877-BE-MY-PAL to speak with a Sponsor Relations Specialist, or email your question to Thank you for your continued support!