Meet Niko

Meet Niko2022-11-10T17:50:10+00:00

Our shelter partner, Turks and Caicos Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals (TCSPC) found eight-month-old Niko fending for himself on the streets. He’d been dragging himself around on his two severely fractured hind legs for months, likely the result of being hit by a car.

Naturally, TCSPC reached out to North Shore Animal League America to get sweet Niko the medical care he so desperately needed. Once in the safety of our Port Washington, NY campus, his initial examination determined that Niko’s leg bones had fused abnormally, and we arranged for a consultation with an orthopedic specialist. Niko receives physical therapy to strengthen his legs, and was fitted with a hind limb assist cart to improve his mobility. The Pet Sponsorship Program assures that Niko will receive help for as long as he needs it, even if it’s for the rest of his life.

November 2022

Niko is thriving is his new home, zipping around the yard, up the stairs, and gaining 50% of his bodyweight. He can get up to trouble if he is left alone too long, but his “Good Manners” class has helped him not to bark as much and get along with other dogs better. “Other progress is that he now looks forward to going places in the car,” mom Karen said. “Niko is joyful, energetic, and when he’s feeling mellow, he is so snuggly!”

June 2022

Niko is officially home! His adoring family even includes a canine sister Praline, who has been showing him the ropes. “He loves to have zoomies in the backyard with her and she is even sharing her bed with him,” his mom, Karen, said. “He’s enjoying his new toys and going for walks on our street.” With his weak hind leg, Niko prefers carpeting to hardwood floors, but is gaining more confidence in exploring his new environment every day. He’s gone from living life on the street to a warm, nurturing home, and we are so thrilled for Niko and his happy adopters!

March 2022

Niko is officially home! His adoring family even includes a canine sister Praline, who has been showing him the ropes. “He loves to have zoomies in the backyard with her and she is even sharing her bed with him,” his mom, Karen, said. “He’s enjoying his new toys and going for walks on our street.” With his weak hind leg, Niko prefers carpeting to hardwood floors, but is gaining more confidence in exploring his new environment every day. He’s gone from living life on the street to a warm, nurturing home, and we are so thrilled for Niko and his happy adopters!