For a young man growing up in a family steeped in a lineage of Wall Street professionals, following in their footsteps seemed like a storybook timeline. But not for North Shore Animal League America’s Vice President and Chief of Veterinary Staff, Dr. Mark Verdino. It didn’t take long for him to realize that a life of cash-flow statements, profit projections and financial reports would never provide the sense of fulfillment he desired from his life’s work.
It’s been said to choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. For Ikumi Nakajima, Mutt-i-grees Outreach Coordinator at North Shore Animal League America, this well-known proverb couldn’t ring more true.
Since 1944, North Shore Animal League America has been synonymous with animal rescue. As the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization, not only have we saved the lives of more than 1 million dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens, we have built a steadfast reputation that has continued to grow stronger as Read More
North Shore Animal League America’s mission statement is simple – Rescue. Nurture. Adopt. Educate. As the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization we promise to do everything in our power to save the lives of as many homeless animals as possible. Whether it’s raising awareness, completing rescue missions across the country and Read More
Lauraine Merlini: From World Famous Local Zoo to World’s Largest No-Kill Rescue and Adoption Organization
As a child, North Shore Animal League America’s Senior Volunteer Manager, Lauraine Merlini, always thought growing up within walking distance from the Bronx Zoo was always just an awesome perk. The Bronx, N.Y. native recalled taking countless trips to the world-famous zoo with her father from their home on Rhinelander Avenue, but Read More
It goes without saying that one million is a large number. Whether you’re quantifying dollars, people, or social media followers, it’s an impressive tally. So, when North Shore Animal League America reached the milestone of more than 1,000,000 lives saved since opening its doors in 1944, it was quite an accomplishment. Our idea of Read More
It’s just another typical day at North Shore Animal League America. With up to 300 animals residing at our Port Washington facility at any time, it’s safe to say there’s always work to be done. Cages to be cleaned, animals to be cared for, adoptions to be processed - the life-saving mission to “Rescue, Read More
“It takes a village to raise a child.” It’s an old adage often used to demonstrate how children are not only raised by their parents and guardians, but by the influence of their surroundings. Here at North Shore Animal League America, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, we feel the same Read More
It’s no secret that cats are very self-sufficient creatures. As long as they are in their own environment they are content and don’t require much tending to. In contrast, dogs are pack animals, they are happy in many different environments as long as they have their pack with them. This allows us to train Read More
Turning a negative situation into a positive one is a sentiment often expressed when times are tough. For Marilyn McKaie, one of our long-time Foster Parents here at North Shore Animal League America, her selfless nature and compassionate demeanor helped her overcome a difficult time in her life. That, in turn, gave her the Read More