North Country Initiative’s Junkyard Tails

The rescue team at the North Country Initiative Adirondack Cat Adoption Center (NCI) in Warren County, NY, does not shy away from a challenge. When they were informed of a large population of cats living in a salvage yard who needed their help, the team leapt into action. The environment, however, presented some unique challenges.

By |2023-03-15T16:07:50+00:00March 13th, 2023|

The Lifesaving Rites of Spring

On Monday, March 20, at 5:24 p.m., EDT, spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere. For me, the first day of spring is both wonderful and daunting: flowers, sunshine, and birdsong — a fresh and beautiful new start. And then, of course, there’s kitten season. All that adorable new life…and all those sweet babies needing forever homes.

By |2023-03-13T13:00:44+00:00March 13th, 2023|

Tiny Terrier Mom Determined to Keep Her Litter Safe

Saved as part of a National Mill Dog Rescue mission in February that included 50 small breed dogs, young Tillie had already proven herself to be a survivor. Life in a commercial breeding facility, like the one Tillie was rescued from, typically means inhumane conditions where dogs are treated solely as commodities. We were thankful to have this sweet Silky Terrier girl in our care, and shortly realized her condition was more complex. Though barely a year old herself, Tilly was pregnant. Given her young age and diminutive size, we knew that it was possible she could struggle with delivery.

By |2023-03-22T10:54:10+00:00March 10th, 2023|

Celebrate World Spay Day

World Spay Day started in 1995 to call attention to the problem of homeless pets across the country, and to promote spay/neuter as a way to prevent pet overpopulation as well as save animals’ lives. Homeless animals living on the street can reproduce in record numbers every year. Many of those will have to search for food, water, and shelter, and are likely to die needlessly from malnutrition, disease, and exposure to the elements. Some may find themselves in overcrowded shelters where millions of otherwise healthy companion animals are euthanized every year, simply because there just aren’t enough homes.

By |2023-03-09T16:43:30+00:00February 14th, 2023|

“They Have My Heart”

It’s February, the month of hearts. They’re everywhere: in advertising, on greeting cards, and all over my IG page. They’re even on Cocomelon’s toy mouse! I often say that my fosters and resident cats “have my heart.” What I mean, of course, is that I love them. But also that they give me purpose and the strength to do the work I love so much.

By |2023-03-13T13:01:03+00:00February 13th, 2023|

School Cats are Cool Cats

Thanks to the ingenuity from our North Country Initiative Adirondack Region Cat Adoption Center (NCI), we are excited to announce a new part of the Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum that will help us save more lives — the Mutt-i-grees School Cat Foster Program.

By |2023-02-14T15:16:15+00:00January 17th, 2023|

Donor Spotlight: Mary Marecek

Growing up in Texas, Animal League America donor Mary Marecek always had animals around, whether they were dogs, cats, or horses. It was the bond she forged with her cat, Trilby, however, when Mary was only six years old, that really started her appreciation for the unconditional love from pets and the depth of the human-animal connection.

By |2023-03-01T13:15:49+00:00January 15th, 2023|

Lifesaving Gift Arrives Just in Time for Texas Pups

The fate of five puppies scheduled to be euthanized in an overcrowded Texas shelter on Christmas Eve hung in the balance. Fortunately, North Shore Animal League America knows that there are no holidays for animal rescue. Our Mobile Unit was already in the area, working with Paws4Life, to pick up 35 dogs and puppies that had been recently saved from shelters throughout Louisiana and Texas.

By |2023-02-07T10:17:33+00:00January 13th, 2023|

Love Lost and Found

At North Shore Animal League America, we are specialists in healing broken hearts and spirits. For ten-year-old black Labrador Kimber and her new adopted family, finding each other made this holiday season especially joyful.

By |2023-03-10T11:44:37+00:00January 13th, 2023|