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Celebrate World Spay Day

World Spay Day started in 1995 to call attention to the problem of homeless pets across the country, and to promote spay/neuter as a way to prevent pet overpopulation as well as save animals’ lives. Homeless animals living on the street can reproduce in record numbers every year. Many of those will have to search for food, water, and shelter, and are likely to die needlessly from malnutrition, disease, and exposure to the elements. Some may find themselves in overcrowded shelters where millions of otherwise healthy companion animals are euthanized every year, simply because there just aren’t enough homes.

By |2024-02-29T13:05:34-04:00February 14th, 2023|

October is Subaru Loves Pets Month

North Shore Animal League America is proud to partner with Subaru for their Subaru Loves Pets initiative, where retailers host adoption events to help dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens find loving, responsible homes.

By |2022-10-24T11:06:46-04:00October 13th, 2022|

Only the Best in Care for Your Pet at Our Pet Health Centers

When you bring your dog or cat to North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Health Centers — consisting of the Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, Don and Karen LaRocca Pet Wellness Center, and the Elizabeth Freed Special Recovery Center — you can be assured that they are in the best hands possible. That’s because we are proud to be accredited through the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Fewer than 15% of animal hospitals in the U.S. hold this distinction.

By |2022-08-02T12:13:45-04:00July 14th, 2022|

Keep Cool With Your Pets This Summer

As summer days heat up, so can your dog. Stay vigilant to make sure they stay safe and healthy. Heatstroke (hyperthermia) is also known as overheating or heat exhaustion. Here are some things to look out for when the temps start to rise.

By |2022-08-23T08:31:21-04:00July 14th, 2022|

Rescued Parvo Pups Are Reminder of Pet Responsibility

Our Freed Special Recovery Center recently welcomed Boone and Doc, pair of Siberian Husky-mix puppies in need of emergency medical treatment for parvovirus. These young brothers suffered from neglect, and would likely have perished without intervention. Their tragic circumstances — avoidable with standard vaccinations — serve as a reminder that taking an animal into your home is a significant, lifelong commitment.

By |2022-05-24T09:33:17-04:00May 13th, 2022|

Protect Your Dog From Deadly Disease

When several dogs tragically died last month after playing in a Brooklyn park, it was a grim reminder of the dangers that can lurk in our environment. Their deaths were traced to an outbreak of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that is spread by urine. The bacteria can be easily picked up by dogs who spend time outside.

By |2023-11-22T10:06:51-04:00February 11th, 2022|

Cold Weather Tips for Your Feral Friend

Winter is a difficult time of the year for Community Cats; it’s cold, food and water are scarce, and a warm, dry place to rest their weary bones can be hard to find. Providing some sort of comfort for these cats — whether it be a bowl of food, a feral house to call their own or a fresh bowl of water — will go a long way to make their life so much easier.

By |2024-02-29T13:19:06-04:00December 8th, 2021|

Adopting the Right Dog

Every dog in the shelter can provide you with endless love and companionship, and every dog deserves a loving, responsible home. But some dogs are better for you and your lifestyle than others. That's why you should take the time to make a thoughtful choice. After all, you're choosing your new best friend who will be with you for 10, 15, or even more years. Here are some helpful tips to choosing the right dog so you can both enjoy your years together to the fullest.

By |2023-08-15T13:13:27-04:00October 1st, 2021|

Teen ‘Walks the Walk’ for Homeless Animals

When 14-year-old Danielle was left with extra time on her hands last year while schools and activities were shut down, she decided to get creative. “I have loved animals – especially dogs – my whole life,” said Danielle. “It’s why I want to be a vet someday. There were so many dogs in my neighborhood and helping out with them seemed like a great way to combine doing something that I love and raising money to help North Shore Animal League America.”

By |2021-08-17T09:17:21-04:00July 15th, 2021|

What Happens Now? Preparing Your Pet for Life After COVID-19

As we emerge from a year of uncertainty, we look forward to a post-pandemic world- getting back to a daily routine, and in some cases modifying our routines to accommodate changes in our lifestyle. This past year had us working and learning from home, missing important check-ups here and there, and maybe gaining an extra pound or two. The same goes for our pets. Their world changed just as much as ours. Here are some helpful tips to ease their transition into this “new normal.”

By |2021-08-17T09:20:25-04:00July 14th, 2021|