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DOGTV Presents Your Dog’s New Normal: Navigating Life After Quarantine

DOGTV is bringing the dog community together to help navigate your dog’s new normal and prevent post-COVID dog separation anxiety. Veterinarians, behaviorists, lifestyle experts, and pet service providers all joined the conversation, including North Shore Animal League America’s own Sylvia Ottaka, Senior Director of Rescue and Community Outreach, and Sean Patrick Malloy, Shelter Operations Manager, who share their knowledge and experience in rescuing, caring for, and adopting pets.

By |2021-07-15T10:08:26+00:00June 16th, 2021|

Building a Better Pet Health Centers

At North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Health Centers, we strive to provide the highest quality medical care in an environment that is safe and comfortable for our clients, our staff, and most importantly for the animals in our care. That is why we will soon be undergoing a renovation to our Alex and Elisabeth Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center, located at 16 Lewyt Street on our Port Washington, NY campus.

By |2021-06-17T15:08:06+00:00May 25th, 2021|

Give Your Pet a Spring Tune-Up

Spring is here and it's a perfect time to think about the benefits of a "Spring Tune-Up" for your pet. Here are some tips from our experts on how to get your pet ready for all the wonderful things this season has to offer.

By |2021-06-15T09:54:19+00:00April 15th, 2021|

Making a Pet-Safe Thanksgiving Feast

The enticing aroma of a Thanksgiving dinner cooking would make anyone want to sneak a taste, even our pets. And all the hustle bustle in the kitchen can make it fairly easy for them to do. But many of the things we enjoy on this festive occasion are not always good for dogs and cats. That’s why it’s important to take extra steps to ensure the safety of our pets, especially as we head into the holiday season.

By |2021-09-09T12:26:51+00:00November 24th, 2020|

Pet Diabetes: Learning the Facts Can Lead to Long and Happy Lives

Hearing a diagnosis of diabetes for a beloved pet often makes an owner feel despair. Rescue pets with diabetes also have a harder time finding homes. But diabetes in both dogs and cats is treatable. Here are some facts and information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of the disease so you can help your dog or cat live a quality life if they have diabetes or develop it.

By |2020-11-20T21:07:54+00:00October 15th, 2020|

Halloween Pet Safety Tips

For many of us, Halloween can be a ghostly good time. Candy, costumes and frights in the night can be a lot of fun. Unfortunately, our pets don't necessarily agree. For them it can be a stressful night that causes anxiety. North Shore Animal League America would like to offer some Halloween safety tips so Read More

By |2021-09-09T12:22:05+00:00October 10th, 2020|

A Dirty Dozen

Innocent animals fall victim to abuse and neglect every day, and usually at the hands of someone who is supposed to love and care for them.  If you suspect an animal is being abused, please contact your local SPCA or police department. North Shore Animal League America has put together this list of 12 things to look for to help you identify animal abuse and neglect.

By |2020-09-14T11:33:39+00:00September 14th, 2020|

Protect Your Pets from Deadly Algae Poisoning

Pets, especially hunting and sporting dogs that love to swim, farm animals, wildlife, fish, and even people are at risk of getting sick and even dying from harmful algal blooms. These blooms are increasing around the world and the United States is seeing its fair share. In particular, our country’s freshwater ponds and lakes are being affected and the deadliest blooms are formed of blue-green algae or cyanobacteria. You should also be aware that this bacteria can grow in backyard fountains, garden pots, birdbaths, and anywhere there is stagnant water.

By |2020-09-09T10:50:37+00:00August 11th, 2020|

Pets and Fireworks Safety

For some reason, this year’s neighborhood fireworks displays, involving unpredictable loud booms, crackles, whistles, and flashing lights, seem to have begun even earlier than the Fourth of July. While some people are enjoying the spectacles, their pets can be in panic mode. It’s widely known that more pets run away on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year. So how do you help your pets during an entire summer season of fireworks displays?

By |2021-07-07T10:53:16+00:00June 30th, 2020|

Finding Homes During COVID-19 Crisis

In the days since the COVID-19 crisis closed our Adoption Center to the public, a skeletal staff of committed employees and volunteers have continued caring for the dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens still being housed at our Port Washington, NY campus. Also, due to their dedication, many animals are getting adopted — even during this difficult time. Since April, 17 long-term adult cats (available for adoption for a year or more) from the Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center have found happy, loving homes.

By |2020-06-03T12:31:55+00:00May 14th, 2020|