Spotlight Stories

//Spotlight Stories

Collaborative Rescue Efforts Combat Inhumane Breeding Practices

As the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, North Shore Animal League America has been at the forefront of saving the lives of innocent animals since 1944.  We pride ourselves on rescuing homeless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens from overpopulated municipal shelters in all areas of the country, as well as right here Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:02:26+00:00 September 11th, 2017|

Donor Spotlight: Diane Michell

Giving, Helping, and Saving Lives For Diane Michell, there’s a subtle distinction between “giving” and “helping,” which she explains with eloquence and insight. “I don’t feel I’m ‘giving’ when I make a donation” she says. “I feel I’m ‘helping’ Animal League America reach its goals for unfortunate animals. When I think of ‘giving,’” Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:02:26+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

Celebrate National Dog Day With #TailsOfSummer

There's nothing better than your best friend by your side in the summertime. So there's no better time to celebrate your best friend than National Dog Day on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Now as summer is winding down and the days are getting shorter, we have just a few precious days left to create Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:02:27+00:00 August 25th, 2017|

Dr. Mark Verdino – From Wall Street to Woof Street

For a young man growing up in a family steeped in a lineage of Wall Street professionals, following in their footsteps seemed like a storybook timeline. But not for North Shore Animal League America’s Vice President and Chief of Veterinary Staff, Dr. Mark Verdino. It didn’t take long for him to realize that a life of cash-flow statements, profit projections and financial reports would never provide the sense of fulfillment he desired from his life’s work.

By | 2017-08-09T11:54:58+00:00 July 11th, 2017|

Donor Spotlight: Mel and Rochelle Spielman

When she was just four years old, Mel and Rochelle Spielman’s daughter, Bari, announced that she wanted to be a “doggie doctor.” The news did not necessarily come as a surprise to her mom and dad, who, during their 55-year marriage have always had a love for animals, sharing their home with an assortment of rabbits, birds, and, of course, dogs, including their current companion, a five-year-old German Shepherd named Hunter.

By | 2017-07-18T15:48:15+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

Featured Volunteer: Ellen Dunn

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

By | 2017-10-17T13:10:44+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

One Dog’s Story of Hope and Courage

WARNING: Some images may be graphic. Ask anyone involved in animal welfare and you’ll be certain to hear your fair share of horror stories. Cases of neglect, cruelty, and abuse so disheartening that you’d likely turn away in disgust before digesting the bulk of the gruesome details. Severe mange, fractured limbs, embedded collars, starvation Read More

By | 2017-10-25T09:45:15+00:00 April 11th, 2017|

Donor Spotlight: David and Linda Kaltenbach

Seeing Firsthand the Power of Giving Last September, on the spur of the moment, David and Linda Kaltenbach decided to take a road trip. But it wasn’t just any road trip. It was a journey with a personally meaningful, lifesaving destination. The couple, who live in Oberlin, Ohio, drove more than eight Read More

By | 2018-01-11T15:02:28+00:00 March 1st, 2017|

Going the Extra Mile

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

By | 2017-09-12T14:08:54+00:00 February 16th, 2017|