Spotlight Stories

//Spotlight Stories

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+00:00September 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+00:00August 25th, 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+00:00June 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 16th, 2017|

Featured Volunteer: Robert & Cathy Kothe

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

By |2017-06-28T22:47:10+00:00January 28th, 2017|