We are the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization

We are the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization2024-07-11T09:54:06-04:00

Walk & Wag 2024 – Save Lives One Step at a Time

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We are the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization.

Take Us Home

Every year, an estimated 1,500,000
homeless pets are euthanized.
Our goal: a no-kill world where all homeless pets find loving homes.

Our Mission


Local, national, international, puppy mills & emergency rescues


Urgent medical care, grooming, training & loads of TLC


Making matches that last a lifetime


Shelter pets teach students essential skills for success

Our Impact

A pioneer of the no-kill movement, North Shore Animal League America continues to lead the way with the development of national and international programs that increase adoptions and raise awareness about the plight of homeless animals.

Animals Saved

Since 1944, more than 1.1 million animal lives saved.

Exams Performed

In a single year, our medical staff performed 43,000 exams and vaccinated 47,000 animals.

Pets Adopted

In 2023, we found homes for more than 6,000 pets from our adoption centers in NY, and facilitated over 50,000 adoptions around the country working with our network of over 2,000 shelter partners.

Schools, Libraries, and After-School Programs

Reaching students, advancing and enhancing learning.

Something to Bark About

Happy Tails

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