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Welcoming a New Year for Shelter Pets

When the ball dropped in Times Square, 2018 became 2019, just like that. But for people who care about animals, a lot changed besides that number. Across the country, from Illinois to my home state of Pennsylvania, laws went into effect that will improve life for pets. The most dramatic is California’s law that requires pet stores to sell only dogs, cats, and rabbits who come from local shelters and rescue groups.

By |2019-01-17T09:51:42+00:00January 16th, 2019|

Sweet Shih Tzu Finds Compassion and Caring After Years of Neglect

Bleak. This one word describes what Lucy’s life must have been like inside a puppy mill. She’s never known what it’s like to feel safe, loved, or cared for. Seven-year-old Lucy, a sweet Shih Tzu, spent her entire life in a mill or commercial breeding facility where dogs are more like products than pets.

By |2019-01-17T10:00:49+00:00January 16th, 2019|

Winter Safety Tips to Keep Man’s Best Friend Safe and Warm

When winter's chill strikes it's time to bundle up when you brave the outdoors and double up on the cozy blankets indoors. But what about man's best friend? We asked the experts in our Pet Health Centers a few questions on how to help keep our canine companions warm and safe this winter.

By |2019-01-16T13:56:47+00:00January 15th, 2019|

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Tis the season to be jolly, with bright lights and decorations galore. But don't forget our four-legged friends when decking those halls. These helpful holiday pet safety tips will make sure everyone enjoys this festive season.

By |2019-01-02T17:51:18+00:00December 13th, 2018|

Black Cats Rule My Heart

December is already designated as National Cat Lovers’ Month. And since this is the month of giving — of finding ways to give something of real value to the world — I asked myself, why not take Cat Lovers’ Month one step further and shine the spotlight on black cats?

By |2019-01-16T13:50:37+00:00December 12th, 2018|

Mobile Rescue Team Brings 43 Dogs and Puppies to Safety

At North Shore Animal League America, our no-kill mission knows no season. Rather, it is a year-round commitment to every dog, cat, puppy and kitten in need. As temperatures were dropping our Rescue Team met up in Missouri with our partners at National Mill Dog Rescue to help bring 43 dogs and puppies, who were rescued from the horrors and inhumane conditions of commercial breeding facilities, to the love and safety of our Port Washington, NY campus.

By |2018-12-13T10:32:47+00:00December 11th, 2018|

Adopting the Right Cat

December is National Cat Lovers' Month and we want to help you find the perfect feline friend for you and your family. Here are some tips to get you started on finding your new best friend.

By |2019-01-03T11:13:38+00:00November 28th, 2018|

Fearful or Feral?

There’s a subtle art to distinguishing between frightened cats and those who are feral. But kittens are different — they’re more adaptable — and I felt these babies just needed a week or so at the Beth Stern Socialization School to relax and trust.

By |2018-12-13T13:50:45+00:00November 15th, 2018|

Collaborative Rescue Effort Brings 57 Puppy Mill Survivors to Safety

North Shore Animal League America has once again joined forces with National Mill Dog Rescue to save the lives of innocent animals living in cruel and inhumane conditions. This time, the collaborative rescue efforts helped to pull 57 dogs and puppies from various commercial breeding facilities in Oklahoma and Missouri.

By |2018-11-13T16:40:19+00:00November 12th, 2018|