Help Me Heal®

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Every day, the Animal League rescues animals from places where they would otherwise be destroyed, and our no-kill philosophy means that we give each animal the care they need – the care and the second chance that they deserve. Some pets come to us with urgent medical needs ranging from broken bones, skin burns or infections necessitating critical care, to other orthopedic or medical issues requiring surgical intervention. Some animals also come to us with deep emotional scars due to neglect and mistreatment.

Please make a donation today to our Help Me Heal Program, and help us nurture many more animals back to health.

Featured Story: Help Mochaccino Heal

Imagine being unable to walk, and powerless to tell anyone what happened to you. Young Mochaccino is counting on us to figure out how to get him moving again. Read Full Story

More Help Me Heal Stories

When Eddie, a young Miniature Pinscher mix, arrived at our Port Washington, N.Y. campus on a Mobile Rescue Unit from Georgia, it was obvious that there was something very wrong with his jaw — it was pushed to one side of his face and there were teeth protruding from his mouth that were way out of place. Somehow he must have found a way to eat and stay alive. The staff could only guess that he was in dreadful pain and they handled him gently.
The handsome, orange-and-white Tabby just lay on the pavement as the people approached. He couldn’t stand and didn’t even try — he’d given up. This precious boy was in a lot of pain, but he didn’t lash out, he just looked up at them as if asking for help.
Joey, a young Labrador Retriever/Beagle mix, was found alone and in pain on the streets of Tennessee. Weak and severely malnourished, he was struggling to just stay alive. Luckily, a Good Samaritan took Joey in and contacted Rescue Dog, North Shore Animal League America’s partner shelter, who immediately picked him up, and reached out to our Rescue Team for help.
Sushi, the adorable kitten rescued in Brooklyn, with multiple leg fractures had been doing well. Here splints had been removed and she was even walking around her cage. But then Sushi stopped walking completely. “Sushi was doing great — all four fractures had healed and she had been walking. Then suddenly she was acutely not able to walk,” said Dr. Verdino. “We x-rayed her and she had broken both of her femurs near her hips. We also noted what looks like a healing fracture lower down in one of the femurs.”
After being in our care for three months recovering from multiple surgeries, Puffin was finally ready for a home of her very own. She was transferred over to Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center where she didn't wait long before finding her purr-fect match.
Kali’s surgery was a few weeks ago, and although it’s early in the healing process, she’s doing well so far. Her main issue is decreased range of motion at the right knee. Additional therapies are available to help Kali in her recovery, but a foster home may be the best thing for this little survivor.
Emmy was still recuperating from surgery on her leg when the Perrone's read her story on our website. One look and the Perrone's were in love. The couple decided to foster Emmy and this sweet girl has been thriving in their home, acting like any puppy despite the trauma she has suffered. From foster to family, Emmy is home for good.
No sooner has Faith's recovery begun when her plight had caught the attention of a potential adopter. The Iadanza family were patiently waiting to see if they might be a perfect fit for this adult Labradoodle who’d had such a rough life so far. But it was the meet and greet with the family dog, Mason, that made it all click. Faith now has a new home and a family for the first time ever.
After life in a puppy mill, Addey spent several months receiving the care and compassion she was long denied. Today, this sweet girl is happy, healthy, and in a home of her own.
The good news is that Bucky’s finally feeling a lot better after all he’d been through due to living as a stray in South Carolina — he suffered from lack of food, a painful skin infection, and viral skin growths. The great news is that now he’s found his perfect family!