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Celebrating the Dog Days of Summer with a Pup Named Drake

This year, the “dog days of summer” fall between July 3 and August 10. But for me, these special days began in late June when I fell madly in love with Drake, a spectacular senior who found himself in the care of North Shore Animal League America when his human went into a nursing home. He’s a big, handsome mush, and like so many others, all he needs is a second chance.

By |2022-08-11T12:44:38+00:00July 14th, 2022|

Keep Cool With Your Pets This Summer

As summer days heat up, so can your dog. Stay vigilant to make sure they stay safe and healthy. Heatstroke (hyperthermia) is also known as overheating or heat exhaustion. Here are some things to look out for when the temps start to rise.

By |2022-08-23T08:31:21+00:00July 14th, 2022|

Tiny Cricket Has a Big Fighting Spirit

First thing you notice about this pocket-sized kitten are his mesmerizing green eyes, if you can keep him still that is! Cricket may have a rare medical condition, but he also has the heart of a survivor and is ready to play.

By |2022-06-16T16:44:39+00:00June 15th, 2022|

Donor Spotlight: Larry and Bonnie Grubler

“Since I work for a nonprofit myself, I realize how important it is to support an organization with a real cause that I believe in,” said Larry Grubler, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Transitional Services for New York. “The two causes I truly believe in are helping people with mental health issues and helping animals. I’ve been involved with North Shore Animal League America for many years. I’ve seen the amazing work you do and I have personal experience with the staff.”

By |2022-06-14T12:34:16+00:00June 14th, 2022|

Donor Spotlight: Clare Kaberle

Animal League America is incredibly fortunate to have dedicated supporters who are passionate about animals, and who are drawn to us because of our no-kill mission. Clare Kaberle has been a friend to animals for many years, and recently shared with us the motivation behind her commitment. “I believe it’s our duty to help because they can’t help themselves,” Clare said. “I wish everyone felt that way. Animals bring so much joy to us, how can you not want to do whatever you can to save them?”

By |2022-06-14T11:35:53+00:00June 14th, 2022|

Giving Day Brings Animal League America Supporters Together

It was a glorious evening on the Monarch Rooftop June 6 for our Wooftop® party, where friends of North Shore Animal League America showed up in force to kick off our Giving Day fundraiser. Animal League America supporters were rewarded with puppy love, in addition to great food, lively music, and a specialty cocktail from sponsor Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

By |2022-06-22T08:48:21+00:00June 11th, 2022|

Help Keep Your Pets Safe this Fourth of July

Summer celebrations, starting with the Fourth of July, usually involve fireworks with their unpredictable loud booms, crackles, whistles, and flashing lights. While people are enjoying the spectacle, their pets can be in panic mode. With more pets running away on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year, how do you keep your pets safe and stress-free?

By |2022-07-11T09:21:25+00:00June 10th, 2022|

Busy Summer Days

June is a busy month for us animal people. Besides being National Pet Preparedness Month, which coincides with first month of hurricane season, it’s also Pet Microchip Month and, closest to my heart, Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.

By |2022-07-14T16:33:43+00:00June 9th, 2022|

They Are Family. Period!

“Too much responsibility.” These words are simply infuriating, especially right now with May being Responsible Animal Guardian Month. I believe that having a pet is a privilege that we earn by being responsible. So, what does it take to be a responsible animal guardian? I’ve thought a lot about this, and I’ve come up with five characteristics that define responsible pet guardianship.

By |2022-06-09T14:03:46+00:00May 16th, 2022|

Donor Spotlight: Andrew Williams

It’s clear that Riley, the newly adopted dog of longtime North Shore Animal League America donor Andrew Williams, is now living the good life. And not just because he is named after a classic British car. While we spoke to Andrew about his commitment to animal rescue, Riley ran and explored a nature trail off leash, getting lots of fresh air and making new friends.

By |2022-05-25T09:24:25+00:00May 13th, 2022|