“I take a lot of pride in working with the dogs who need it the most. Since many of these animals are with us for significant periods of time, I have the opportunity to build strong relationships with some of them. This allows me to teach them important skills that will give them a better quality of life in the long run.” - Debby Rightmyer, Volunteer since 2005.
“I take a lot of pride in getting to know the cats and putting them into the best situations as possible. It’s certainly a nice perk of being a volunteer.” - Robert Winterton, Volunteer since 2015.
“Being a volunteer is important to me because I love animals, dogs in particular, and I know that I can make a real difference in their lives. " - Bobby Fernanadez, Volunteer since 2015.
Each year North Shore Animal League America saves the lives of more than 18,000 homeless companion animals. Dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens rescued from all over the world are rescued from lives of uncertainty, and transported to our Port Washington, N.Y. campus where they are provided with high quality veterinary care, nurturing support, and Read More
When Ellen Dunn first volunteered to photograph the hundreds of adoptable animals at North Shore Animal League America in 2014, she wasn’t sure if she had quite the skillset. An avid landscape photographer, Ellen knew she had the talent and motivation, especially if it meant helping homeless animals find responsible, loving homes, but she Read More
If you’re familiar with the work of North Shore Animal League America, surely you know about our long lasting reputation of being the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization. With that comes the mentions of the more than 1 million lives saved, the almost 20,000 animals rescued each year, and the world-wide lifesaving Read More
It’s true, “dog people” and “cat people” really do have different personalities. In a study done in 2014, 600 college students answered questions about their personalities, as well as what qualities they look for in a pet. The people who said they classified themselves as dog people tended to be more lively and outgoing. Read More
Ted Lim, Featured Volunteer “When one door closes, another door opens.” This quote by Alexander Graham Bell, the famed inventor credited with patenting the first practical telephone, is often used as encouragement during times of struggle or hardship. Doors may close, but there are always, other, unlimited number of doors – new opportunities if Read More
North Shore Animal League America has been saving the lives of homeless animals since opening our doors in 1944. In fact, we’ve saved well over 1 million dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens from near and far, making us the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization. Not only do we make it a point Read More
It’s been said to choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. For Ikumi Nakajima, Mutt-i-grees Outreach Coordinator at North Shore Animal League America, this well-known proverb couldn’t ring more true.