Spotlight Stories

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North Country Initiative: Giving Hope to the Helpless

The mission of North Shore Animal League America to rescue, nurture, adopt, and educate is saving lives every day in the Adirondack region through the establishment and operation of North Country Initiative (NCI) — a no-kill adoption center in Warren County, NY. The NCI Adirondack Region Cat Adoption Center offers protection for felines in need, whether they are struggling to survive outside, or victims of injury or neglect.

By |2021-06-15T15:17:25+00:00June 15th, 2021|

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month 2021

Throughout the month of June, our corporate partner Wisdom Panel™ will be launching a new line of DNA kits for cats! To celebrate the launch of this new product, Wisdom Panel will be covering the adoption fees for all approved feline adopters.* It's the purr-fect time to adopt a cat!

By |2021-06-01T09:47:12+00:00June 1st, 2021|

Volunteer Appreciation Month: Linda Stio

Linda has an innate drive to help others, evidenced by her 37 years working as a nurse. Her desire to nurture and protect does not stop with people, however. Linda is busy caring for the feral cats in her neighborhood and beyond — and changing their lives for the better.

By |2021-04-22T14:56:02+00:00April 22nd, 2021|

Volunteer Appreciation Month: Sunny Singh

Former marine Sunny Singh discovered just how much animals can teach us during an incident with his first dog, King. King was repeatedly getting into the garbage. Sunny lost his patience and reacted more angrily than he should have. “I was overly harsh with him,” Sunny recalls. “And the first thing he did was come up to me slowly and lick my face. My understanding of compassion began in that moment — with that one lick.”

By |2021-04-16T14:35:53+00:00April 16th, 2021|

In Memoriam: Roger Weeks

North Shore Animal League America lost a caring, compassionate friend and a valued member of its Board of Directors when Roger Weeks passed away on March 27, 2021 in Colchester, United Kingdom.  Roger was appointed as Director for North Shore Animal League America in 2008.

By |2021-05-04T11:16:32+00:00April 9th, 2021|

Volunteer Appreciation Month: Bailey & Chelsea Livian

Having grown up in a family where pets of many varieties were always present, sisters Bailey and Chelsea fell naturally into volunteer work at North Shore Animal League America. We are so thankful that both our dog and cat Adoption Centers benefit from the passion that Bailey and Chelsea bring to their service on behalf of our animals.

By |2021-04-09T08:14:31+00:00April 9th, 2021|

Volunteer Appreciation Month: Ivonne Attard

Ivonne Attard began volunteering as a dog walker, and since then continues to expand her knowledge about pet behavior and training. “As volunteers, we are the closest thing to family that these dogs will get until they get a home. I feel like it’s like our obligation to help them understand that humans are good people.”

By |2021-04-01T09:41:18+00:00March 31st, 2021|

Donor Spotlight: Leonard & Jackie Klipper

Leonard and Jackie have been loyal and engaged supporters since adopting their dog Eva in 2013. North Shore Animal League America is as fortunate as Eva is to have the compassion and heartfelt care the couple have brought to us. They feel that if there was no Animal League America, they would not have Eva in their lives. She certainly has become a vital member of the family and has brought such love into their home.

By |2021-03-16T09:45:05+00:00March 16th, 2021|

All They Need is Love…and You!

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, North Shore Animal League America, like other shelters across the country, experienced a wave of people wishing to foster or adopt dogs and cats. However, we also noticed that there was a shift in which types of animals were getting adopted faster — wonderfully, it was those who were often overlooked because they had special needs.

By |2021-04-16T15:06:09+00:00March 16th, 2021|

Cassidy’s Purr-fect Party is Full of Surprises

On March 9, 2021, North Shore Animal League America had the honor of hosting a Purr-fect Party to celebrate five-year-old cancer survivor, Cassidy. Cassidy is an ambassador for Stop & Shop’s Help Cure Childhood Cancer campaign, which raises money for the Pediatric Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. “Cassidy is such a special little girl, and so full of empathy for others,” said Maura O’Brien, Stop & Shop External Communications and Community Relations Manager. “We wanted to make this day memorable for her, and her whole family.”

By |2021-03-15T14:22:43+00:00March 15th, 2021|