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April is the Coolest Month

The best things about volunteering happen in the quiet moments when you do something for someone and realize without being thanked or recognized that what you did made life a little sweeter, easier, and safer for another. Sometimes volunteers save lives; sometimes they enrich lives. But honestly, whatever you give is nothing compared to the satisfaction and sense of purpose you receive in return.

By |2024-04-11T20:31:21-04:00April 11th, 2024|

Volunteer Appreciation Month: Michiko Hashimoto

Since 2012, Michiko has given her time to benefit the well-being of our felines at North Shore Animal League America. Michiko’s love for cats began during her childhood in Japan, with a mischievous four-legged companion who stole her heart. Michiko was devastated when her parents gave the cat away, but miraculously her beloved pet escaped and found his way home; cementing her lifelong passion for cats and the enduring bonds we form with them.

By |2024-04-01T09:38:17-04:00March 27th, 2024|

Tour For Life Adoption Special

Our Port Washington, NY Adoption Center is filled with dogs and cats who can't wait to be your new best friend. To help them find their new homes we're offering 50% off adoption fees for all dogs and cats over 4 months!*

By |2024-03-27T10:07:19-04:00March 26th, 2024|

Violet and Her Pups Battle for Survival

Pets are not just like family, they are family. That’s why it was so heartbreaking when we first learned about Violet. Found abandoned in an empty home when her family packed up and moved away, Violet was suffering from a painful skin infection and nursing her litter of nine puppies. With no access to food or water, Violet was in desperate need of help.

By |2024-03-27T10:11:53-04:00March 26th, 2024|

Cats, Dogs, and Bunnies

This is Pattycake. She’s a one-year-old beauty abandoned by her family. Her biggest quirk? She hates other cats, even their scent on me! In many ways, she’s a typical Tortie, which means she’s smart, opinionated, and stubborn. Some people call this “tortitude,” but I’ve learned from experience that “you can’t judge a cat by her colors.”

By |2024-04-12T08:59:38-04:00March 13th, 2024|

A Journey from Cruelty to Compassion

Fifty-one dogs and puppies saved from commercial breeding facilities throughout the Midwest arrived at North Shore Animal League America this week, thanks to our partnership with National Mill Dog Rescue. It was a journey from fear and neglect to hope and healing. Many of the rescued dogs spent their past lives confined; never experienced a gentle touch or soft grass beneath their paws. Now they have a second chance for a better future.

By |2024-03-26T16:32:06-04:00March 13th, 2024|

Kira Was Saved Just in Time

Our Pet Health Centers team jumped into action recently with the arrival of Kira, a 9-month-old English Bulldog mix who was surrendered to us in significant distress. Not only was Kira in heat, but she had a prolapse of her rectum and a possible hernia that was so painful, she had to be sedated to allow our veterinary staff to examine her. The plan was for a full examination while sedated during spay surgery, that's when a life-threatening infection was found just in time to save her life.

By |2024-04-12T15:39:28-04:00February 14th, 2024|

Love = Responsibility

Besides being the month of love, hearts, and roses, February is also Responsible Pet Owners Month. And although it’s the shortest month of the year — even in a leap year —it’s full of reminders about how best to care for our animal companions. The most important of all these reminders is about spay/neuter because you cannot be a responsible pet person without supporting spay/neuter.

By |2024-03-13T15:14:41-04:00February 12th, 2024|

Charms for a Cause by Silpada

Spoil yourself and your pet with these beautiful sterling silver charms and necklaces from Silpada. Now through the end of February, Silpada will donate 40% of the purchase price from this special collection to support our no-kill mission.

By |2024-02-29T12:40:45-04:00January 16th, 2024|