Darla’s Journey

Year after year, our rescue efforts have a transformative impact on the lives of homeless animals and the people who love them. On a special mission this spring – one of several conducted through our ongoing partnership with National Mill Dog Rescue – we saved the lives of 50 dogs and puppies, including a beautiful 7-year-old Golden Retriever named Darla, whose trauma encapsulates both the cruelty of commercial breeding facilities and the power of nurturing to provide hope.

By |2023-11-08T18:05:40-04:00October 25th, 2023|

Big Blonde = Food and Fun

I’ll never forget Fig and Dumpling, two of the most challenging kittens ever enrolled in my socialization program. When they arrived in my guest bathroom in 2016, they were beautiful but emaciated…and they were manic! They scaled the walls, peed and pooped everywhere, and ripped the curtains off the windows.

By |2023-11-14T10:39:04-04:00October 11th, 2023|

Hawaii Felines Find Sanctuary at Animal League America

North Shore Animal League America collaborated with rescue partner Lucky Paws Animal Foundation to save cats and kittens impacted by the devastating fires in Maui. On September 10, 17 felines arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport after a long journey from Hawaii, on their way to the safety of our Port Washington campus.

By |2023-09-13T20:37:05-04:00September 13th, 2023|

A Beacon of Hope for Quartz

The unwavering commitment of North Shore Animal League America to save every life knows no bounds. This was never more true than for Quartz, who at just weeks old needed all of our resources to survive. Warning, some images may be heartbreaking.

By |2023-10-12T10:09:43-04:00September 13th, 2023|

The Season of New Beginnings

I read somewhere that September represents endings and new beginnings, which makes sense. Summer ends, autumn begins, vacation ends, and the school year begins. Speaking of new beginnings, there are currently two young nursing mammas in my program, with a total of nine nuggets. Once the kittens are weaned, we’ll have 11 new beginnings to celebrate.

By |2023-11-09T12:29:22-04:00September 12th, 2023|

Labor Day Weekend Adoption Special

Our Port Washington, NY Adoption Center is filled with amazing dogs and cats looking to find responsible, loving homes. To help our furry friends find their new homes, from Saturday, September 2 through Monday September 4, we’re offering 50% off adoption fees for all dogs and cats 4-months and older for all approved adopters.*

By |2023-09-01T12:43:26-04:00September 1st, 2023|

Pet Health Centers Leads the Pack in Its Seventh Year of AAHA Accreditation

At a staff celebration in honor of our seventh year of American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accreditation, Animal League America’s Senior Vice President & Chief of Veterinary Staff Dr. Mark Verdino emphasized that this recognition validates our unwavering commitment to providing the highest level of medical care to all our patients.

By |2023-09-14T17:04:53-04:00August 14th, 2023|

Canines Rescued from Commercial Breeders Get a Fresh Start

Despite days of challenging weather, our Rescue Team persevered to reach the more than 50 dogs saved from commercial breeding facilities throughout the Midwest. Working in partnership with National Mill Dog Rescue, they transported dogs and puppies – including Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, Spaniels, Yorkies, Poodles and Shepherd mixes – via our Mobile Rescue Unit to the safety of our Port Washington, NY campus. These precious canines, who were cruelly cast aside and at risk of being euthanized, are now getting a new beginning and the care they deserve.

By |2023-09-13T09:13:05-04:00August 14th, 2023|

Fostering Animals During Their Final Journey

The Comfort Pet Hospice Care Program at Animal League America provides the opportunity to foster animals who are approaching the end of their life, and offer them a home and love. Opening your heart to these dogs and cats is a profoundly meaningful and compassionate act; you give them the chance to experience comfort, security and affection in their remaining days.

By |2023-10-23T15:17:22-04:00August 14th, 2023|

Tender Loving Care

Everybody — and “everybunny”— needs TLC. In the last few months, since adding rabbits to my foster program, I’ve learned a lot about caring for these precious bun-buns. For instance, I’ve discovered that they are highly social and like to cuddle and that they have sensitive digestive systems and need a proper and balanced diet along with plenty of fresh water. And like all pets, they need veterinary care, including vaccinations.

By |2023-09-13T09:28:44-04:00August 11th, 2023|