“Since I work for a nonprofit myself, I realize how important it is to support an organization with a real cause that I believe in,” said Larry Grubler, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Transitional Services for New York. “The two causes I truly believe in are helping people with mental health issues and helping animals. I’ve been involved with North Shore Animal League America for many years. I’ve seen the amazing work you do and I have personal experience with the staff.”
Animal League America is incredibly fortunate to have dedicated supporters who are passionate about animals, and who are drawn to us because of our no-kill mission. Clare Kaberle has been a friend to animals for many years, and recently shared with us the motivation behind her commitment. “I believe it’s our duty to help because they can’t help themselves,” Clare said. “I wish everyone felt that way. Animals bring so much joy to us, how can you not want to do whatever you can to save them?”
Alex MacDonald has fond memories of growing up on Long Island and, in particular, of a wonderful dog named Licorice. “I grew up in Syosset, New York. My father adopted our first dog, Licorice, a one-year-old Labrador Retriever mix from North Shore Animal League America,” recalled Alex
When asked ‘what is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about homeless dogs and cats?’ Nancy stated, “to help them of course.” And that is what Nancy has spent a lifetime doing.
Maria Calcanes would love to volunteer at our Long Island Adoption Center. But she’s just a tad busy.
In November, Esther Merten will fly to Lapland. She’ll live in a glass igloo for a few days and watch the northern lights. She also plans to see reindeer. Esther is 84 years old.
Growing up, Judy Arnold was surrounded by animals. Homeless, abandoned, and brand new litters — they all seemed to know that Judy and her family would help.
Robert Certilman has always had a soft spot in his heart for animals–particularly dogs because of their playfulness and loyalty. Although his hectic work schedule hasn’t allowed him to have a pet of his own for quite some time, he missed having a four-legged friend at home to greet him after a long day at the office.
Last spring, Ana Molina and Andrew Gasper realized they needed a dog in their life. Ana had adopted a kitten, Harley, from North Shore Animal League America 18years earlier. When Harley died after such a wonderful, long life, they knew they wanted to rescue another animal. They asked us to be on the lookout for a dog this time, but only the right dog... and that’s how they met and fell in love with Jadie.
When he marched right up and climbed into her Chanel tote, Kristina Broderick knew that Sammy- a 14-year-old skinny black cat with a heart condition, no teeth, and thyroid problems - had just adopted her. "I'd stopped by North Shore to drop off some toys, towels, and blankets," says Kristina, 35, who lives in nearby Locust Valley, N.Y. "For the past 15 years I've been donating whatever I could whenever I could. While I was there I decided to look at the cats. After seeing a few and not feeling the 'magic,' I met Sammy, who is just so special. We have such a bond. I can't believe it was only a few months ago - on March 19, to be exact. I feel like I've had him his whole life."