Help Me Heal

///Help Me Heal
Help Me Heal 2017-08-18T09:12:52+00:00

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. 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.

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

Featured Story: This Puppy Mill Rescue Needs Your Help

A day after Auton and 61 other dogs and puppies were rescued from the deplorable conditions of various puppy mills in the Midwest, the little Shi Tzu mix was nestled safely in the arms of Kennel Manager Rosie Tombolo. As she gently cradled him against her body on the short walk to his intake examination, Rosie noticed the adorable dog was struggling to breathe – letting out a steady wheezing sound that immediately raised a red flag with the veteran associate. Read Full Story

More Help Me Heal Stories

Outside of her obvious issues, Gladys is in very good health for her age. Doctor Laheney said all of her blood tests came back normal and her vital organs are functioning properly, so there’s no reason why she couldn’t live for several more years once we nurse her back to health. But before that can happen, this golden girl needs your help.
As many animals have since we opened our doors in 1944, two-year-old Max found himself at North Shore Animal League America’s Port Washington, N.Y. campus in need of extensive long-term medical care. The handsome Hound/Pointer mix from Tennessee arrived with cruciate ligament tears in both hind legs, presumably due to an acute injury suffered while running or jumping.
Recently we received a call from Animal Care & Control of NYC asking for our help tending to a homeless animal in desperate need of medical attention. Yogurt, a young Shi Tzu mix, believed to be less than a year old, was dropped off at one of their facilities in a non-ambulatory state.
Melissa Gentry, owner and operator of Rescue Dog, a grassroots shelter run out of a converted barn on her property, informed our Director of Rescue Services, Cindy Szczudlo, that she had a dog in dire need of medical attention.
Neglected and alone. Left to wander the streets of Brooklyn with no food, water, or shelter. Suffering from a painful skin condition that left her without a coat to keep her warm during the frigid December nights. This was the tragic life of poor Miley, a 6-month-old Pit Bull mix.
Trixie is everything a kitten is supposed to be: adorable, lively, bright-eyed, and bushy-tailed. At least at first glance. Take a second look at this sweet, seven-week-old Persian mix and you’ll notice that her hind legs are limp and lifeless. And you’ll wonder, what happened to this little girl?