Spotlight Stories

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Exceptional Rescue Pups in Training

Nancy climbed into the playpen with the 8-week-old puppies, rescued by North Shore Animal League America and handpicked by the staff. She was looking for a pup that approached her and wanted attention from her, first and foremost, even more than he or she wanted to play with the other puppies. On this day, she found four rescued pups that just might have what it takes to become service dogs.

By |2019-06-11T12:14:11+00:00June 10th, 2019|

Sisters at Heart: Puppy Mill Survivors Learn to Live at Last

Tessie and Jewel are puppy mill dogs who arrived on our Port Washington, N.Y. campus with one of our steadfast Mobile Rescue teams. The two Yorkies were tired and disheveled from a long journey. They snuggled together to face whatever the future held — at least they had each other. They surely seemed to be sisters-at-heart.

By |2019-06-18T09:50:22+00:00June 7th, 2019|

Featured Adoptable Pet: Finley

The dog that Finley is today is so very different from the five-month-old puppy who arrived here from Thailand two years ago. She’s come such a long way, both in distance and behavior. Although still shy, she is sweet tempered and has started to learn to trust people. Now all she needs is a caring and patient family to go home with!

By |2019-05-31T13:18:07+00:00May 15th, 2019|

Volunteer Appreciation Month: Kathy DiLello

Kathy has a need to “nurture.” As a nurse, she’d worked in a pediatric office for many years and now she’s a technician with Northwell Health®, New York State’s largest health system. She knew she wanted to help medically needy dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens when she applied to be a volunteer at North Shore Animal League America in 2016.

By |2019-04-22T09:24:09+00:00April 22nd, 2019|

Student Ambassadors Rescue Animals In Need

One school based in rural Spruce Pine, North Carolina and the other, an urban-based school nearly 700 miles away in Brooklyn, New York. In spite of very different life experiences, the students had a common goal – to save the lives of homeless animals.

By |2019-04-18T11:35:03+00:00April 9th, 2019|

Volunteer Appreciation Month: Samantha Rothstein

“I love being a part of the Volun-TEEN program because it offers me the chance to work with animals and also meet new people my age! I’ve made many friends through the program. We work together to make sure we are getting the job done correctly.” - Samantha Rothstein, Volunteer since 2017.

By |2019-04-08T09:35:48+00:00April 8th, 2019|

Sabrina’s Struggle to Breathe Easy

At first glance, the Tortie named Sabrina—from a South Carolina rescue—seemed like any other eight-month-old kitten. Then one of our veterinarians noticed she was having a difficult time breathing.  He immediately thought it might be a lung issue and ordered an x-ray to investigate further.

By |2019-03-28T15:06:02+00:00March 14th, 2019|