New York Becomes First State to Ban Cat Declawing

Cat lovers in New York State are rejoicing today. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.5532B/A.1303) that bans the declawing of cats in New York and the bill takes effect immediately. New York, the first state in the nation to ban the procedure of cat declawing, leads the way for others to follow.

By |2019-08-15T09:20:33+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

Loyal Bella Longs for a Home of Her Own

Brindle beauty seeks a home with a single person, a couple, or a family with older children. Must be willing to play ball “a lot,” take long neighborhood walks, and hang out to watch TV. Would like to meet all human candidates and canine siblings, but would prefer not to coexist with any cats. Read More

By |2019-09-03T17:24:01+00:00July 17th, 2019|

Happiness is Adopting with A Friend

Rebecca and Gisela, friends for 15 years, had both lost their beloved cats last year. Their grief had finally softened and a spot had opened up in each of their hearts again. They were ready to adopt and welcome new furry friends into their families. “It’s just too quiet in the house, it’s time for me to come to North Shore Animal League America,” said Rebecca. So Rebecca and Gisela, along with Gisela’s husband Frank, made plans to visit our campus in Port Washington, New York.

By |2019-08-02T16:43:35+00:00July 12th, 2019|

From Glens Falls to Port Washington

North Shore Animal League America’s Mobile Rescue Team huddled through tornado alerts with blaring sirens and then faced snow and below-freezing temperatures during their seven-state trip to rescue mill dogs and puppies in a collaborative effort with our partner, National Mill Dog Rescue.

By |2019-08-14T16:51:23+00:00July 12th, 2019|

Raising Happy Kittens into Happier Cats

Kittens, kittens, and more kittens. In the last few months, I’ve taken in a number of homeless pregnant moms and an abandoned litter rescued from an attic in a family’s home. As I find homes for these kitties, I like to speak with the adopters about how they should continue to socialize them.

By |2019-08-06T08:51:21+00:00July 5th, 2019|

Celebrating Summer: Keeping Pets Safe Around Fireworks

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 spectacles and their barbecues, their pets can be in panic mode. Here are some tips to help your pet during this difficult time.

By |2019-07-15T07:08:11+00:00July 1st, 2019|

New LaRocca Dog Park: Helping Canines Find their Perfect Matches

The transformed dog park, now renamed the LaRocca Dog Park, is a busy place when canine adoptions are happening on North Shore Animal League America’s Port Washington, N.Y. campus. Families looking to adopt a new dog can become better acquainted with the pet in this beautiful quiet space. The original dog park was donated 15 years ago by Karen and Don LaRocca in memory of their dog, “Rags.” For 16 years, Karen was a valued volunteer who would always be found at Animal League America’s adoption center on Saturday afternoons. She walked and socialized the adult dogs and visited with the adult cats too.

By |2019-07-22T17:09:41+00:00June 21st, 2019|

Committing to a Lifetime of Care and Compassion

It seems like more cats, and pets in general, are living longer since they are taken to the veterinarian regularly and there have been more advances in pet care in recent years. This is great as long as people remain committed to the responsibility they made to their animals years before.

By |2019-07-08T08:51:17+00:00June 14th, 2019|

Rescue Ramps Up in June

Our Rescue Team here at North Shore Animal League America got off to a very busy start this month with 100 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens arriving safely at our Port Washington, NY campus. Including a special air rescue facilitated by the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team and their new airvan donated by The Rachael Ray Foundation.

By |2019-08-13T13:44:19+00:00June 13th, 2019|