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How do we change the laws so animals aren’t allowed to be kept in terrible conditions?

I have a neighbor who leaves her young dog outside in her small cement yard all the time. It’s starting to get cold here in Las Vegas and I don’t even want to think about how he/she will survive the summer. I had animal control come out but they said if he/she has food and water and some sort of overhang, then it’s not breaking any laws. I have seen other dogs here in Vegas being kept on porches and similar conditions and it breaks my heart. I have called for a welfare check on these animals as well, to not see any change. My question is how do we change the laws so that animals aren’t allowed to be kept in these terrible conditions. What can I do to help? Thank you!

By |2020-12-02T11:55:31+00:00November 20th, 2020|

Making a Pet-Safe Thanksgiving Feast

The enticing aroma of a Thanksgiving dinner cooking would make anyone want to sneak a taste, even our pets. And all the hustle bustle in the kitchen can make it fairly easy for them to do. But many of the things we enjoy on this festive occasion are not always good for dogs and cats. That’s why it’s important to take extra steps to ensure the safety of our pets, especially as we head into the holiday season.

By |2020-11-30T16:10:15+00:00November 24th, 2020|

In Memoriam: Dr. Gerald N. Tirozzi

North Shore Animal League America lost a caring, compassionate friend and a valued member of its Board of Directors when Dr. Gerald Tirozzi passed away on November 1, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

By |2020-12-02T11:29:48+00:00November 16th, 2020|

Amazing Adoptions Distinguish Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center’s First Year

North Shore Animal League America is excited to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, or BFF, as we affectionately call it. During this memorable year, filled with some sad and difficult moments due to COVID-19, we are so thankful that we were able to continue our no-kill mission to Rescue, Nurture, Adopt, and Educate. And BFF was one of the reasons why we could! It’s been a bright light guiding us towards a future without a coronavirus pandemic.

By |2020-11-16T16:54:32+00:00November 13th, 2020|

One Year and So Many Lives

It began with an English Bulldog named Bianca, the most charming dog ever. When she died on July 17, 2012, our hearts were shattered, and we wondered if we could ever heal. When Bianca died, we also had three rescue cats in our home, Walter, Apple, and Leon Bear. They were Bianca’s original furry friends. I admired their unique relationship so much that I felt inspired to do something in Bianca’s name for homeless cats and kittens.

By |2020-11-06T13:41:11+00:00November 5th, 2020|

A Third Lifesaving Trip Returns from Hurricane-Devastated Southern States

On October 23, 2020, our Mobile Rescue Unit pulled into our Port Washington, N.Y. campus from its third lifesaving mission to the hurricane-devastated areas in Louisiana and Texas. It was carrying 37 puppies and dogs and 18 cats and kittens that would have been euthanized as the shelters there are overflowing with animals due to the non-stop storms.

By |2020-10-30T14:36:20+00:00October 30th, 2020|

Homeless Pets Arrive from Louisiana Following Hurricane Delta

North Shore Animal League America arranged a transport with PAWS4Life that would ultimately open up space in Bossier City Animal Control and other local shelters for animals that would need a haven after the latest devastating hurricane blew through the region. Hurricane Delta, the 10th named storm to make landfall in the United States in 2020, dropped more than 15 inches of rain in parts of Louisiana and Texas.

By |2020-10-16T15:55:09+00:00October 15th, 2020|

Pet Diabetes: Learning the Facts Can Lead to Long and Happy Lives

Hearing a diagnosis of diabetes for a beloved pet often makes an owner feel despair. Rescue pets with diabetes also have a harder time finding homes. But diabetes in both dogs and cats is treatable. Here are some facts and information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of the disease so you can help your dog or cat live a quality life if they have diabetes or develop it.

By |2020-11-20T21:07:54+00:00October 15th, 2020|

My Special Needs Nuggets

If you think about it, all of my fosters have the same special need: the need for a loving home. But some face extra challenges too. By most standards, these cats and kittens are not “normal.” Something is “wrong.” Amazingly, they don’t seem to notice their differences.

By |2020-11-06T13:43:01+00:00October 14th, 2020|

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

For many of us, Halloween can be a ghostly good time. Candy, costumes and frights in the night can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, our pets don't necessarily agree. For them it can be a stressful night that causes anxiety. North Shore Animal League America would like to offer some Halloween safety tips so Read More

By |2020-11-02T15:27:19+00:00October 10th, 2020|

Miracle Baby Lives Up to His Name

Looking at a photo of Miracle Baby’s tiny face in the plea for help to save his life, who could resist wanting to assist. Certainly not our Rescue Team, who answered Brooklyn Animal Care Center’s urgent appeal that stated he needed “nutritional support” and a place that could “monitor his temperature.” They immediately set up a transport to pick him up and bring him to North Shore Animal League America.

By |2020-09-14T16:11:20+00:00September 14th, 2020|