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Gimme Shelter: Protecting Community Cats from the Summer Heat

Just as important in cold weather, feral cats – also known as community cats –need proper shelter during the summer months. These cats can be particularly vulnerable to extreme temperatures and at risk of dehydration and heat exhaustion. That’s why a safe place to rest in a cool, shady spot can make all the difference.

By |2024-06-12T13:28:33-04:00June 12th, 2024|

It is a small world after all.

In a world that often feels divided by politics, religion, economics, race, and almost anything else you can name, it warms my heart to realize that some positive things unite us. One of these is our compassion for homeless dogs, cats — and rabbits!

By |2024-06-12T09:42:08-04:00June 11th, 2024|

June Feline Adoption Special

June is Adopt A Cat Month and our Bianca's Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center is filled with purrfectly wonderful cats looking for responsible, loving homes. To help these fabulous felines, we're offering offering 50% off adoption fees for all cats 6 months and older, Saturday June 1 through Sunday, June 16.*

By |2024-06-03T14:38:04-04:00May 30th, 2024|

Spring Gardening and Pet Safety

Spring has arrived, which means it’s time to get back outside and spruce up those garden beds and lawns. Time in the garden can be a wonderful hobby, but it’s very important to be mindful of the types of plants you are using when your four-legged friends are also out enjoying the spring air. Many plants, plant foods and fertilizers can be toxic to your pets. Ask yourself these questions when planning your garden so you both can enjoy it all season long.

By |2024-06-10T09:40:43-04:00May 14th, 2024|

Optimism is Action

Being an optimist is hard work. But deep down, and despite the heartbreaking emails waiting in my inbox every morning, I believe that for every cruel person in this world, there are countless others who are kind, caring, and compassionate. This is especially true in animal welfare, where so many good people stand together to fight animal cruelty in all its ugly forms.

By |2024-06-12T09:47:36-04:00May 13th, 2024|

Texas Flood Relief

Our shelter partner, SPCA of Polk County, Texas, is facing the aftermath and clean-up of damage caused by the recent severe flooding. Supplies are hard to come by in this area. They need our help! North Shore Animal League America’s Emergency Rescue Team is collecting relief supplies to be distributed to this shelter in the wake of this unprecedented flooding.

By |2024-05-15T09:29:39-04:00May 7th, 2024|

Springtime Brings Hope and Healing for Commercial Breeding Rescues

On a crisp spring morning, the North Shore Animal League America’s Mobile Rescue Unit arrived carrying 43 dogs and puppies saved from commercial breeding facilities throughout the Midwest. The canines, mostly seniors, were subjected to lives of neglect and hardship, but now have a second chance to experience love and kindness.

By |2024-05-31T09:43:35-04:00April 30th, 2024|

Help Stop Animal Cruelty in The Bronx

In the world of animal welfare, there are always battles to be fought on behalf of innocent creatures. One of our shelter partners, Little Wanderers NYC, has been fighting a battle for years to put an end to a horrific culture of abuse right in their own community in the Bronx. Learn how you can help put an end to this cruelty and have your voice heard!

By |2024-05-02T16:49:32-04:00April 22nd, 2024|

Volunteer Appreciation Month: Richard Cogan

With a heart full of love for animals and a desire to make a difference, Richard Cogan has been part of North Shore Animal League America’s mission since 2022. His journey into volunteering with the organization stems from a personal connection to both the cause and the furry companions he serves.

By |2024-04-22T09:31:56-04:00April 22nd, 2024|

Volunteer Appreciation Month: Enya Sakhrani

From an early age, Enya knew she wanted to follow in her mom’s footsteps and volunteer at North Shore Animal League America, but first she had to wait until she turned 16. Now she is enrolled in our VolunTEEN program and loving every minute of it.

By |2024-04-15T09:48:41-04:00April 15th, 2024|