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 Hermie Heal

In the heart of Texas, a puppy named Hermie was fighting a battle against the odds. Hit by a car and left injured by the side of the road, Hermie’s spirit was unbroken though his hind limb was badly wounded and severely fractured. With your help, we will make sure Hermie walks again. Read Full Story

More Help Me Heal Stories

Abandoned in a trailer park in upstate New York, six-year-old feline Magpie was stuck walking in circles due to her severe vestibular damage from ruptured eardrums. A Good Samaritan eventually took pity on Magpie and brought her to the attention of our North Country Initiative (NCI) team. Magpie is the 63rd cat that NCI has assisted from this particular trailer park, where pets are commonly dumped outside as residents move in and out of the location.
In the heart of upstate New York, three helpless and vulnerable felines were suffering outside in the bitter cold – their little bodies bearing the brunt of untreated health issues. Fortunately, our North Country Initiative (NCI) came to their rescue, bringing them inside and transferring them into the hands of our Pet Health Centers team. With hope and determination, our Help Me Heal program aims to provide the lifesaving care Mystic, Rosaline and Sarah desperately need.
After reuniting in our Biancas’ Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center, it wasn’t long before Yin and Yang found the perfect home — with a little help from North Shore Animal League America’s spokesperson, and feline foster mom, Beth Stern.
At just five months old, little Tommy’s heart is laboring tirelessly to keep him alive. Born with a severe heart murmur that puts him at risk of sudden death, Tommy desperately needs surgical intervention to mend his heart defect. Will you help us keep Tommy’s heart beating?
Buddy has come a long way since he first arrived at our Pet Health Centers. Now fully recovered from his dual hip surgery, Buddy has made quite a mark on the hearts of his caregivers…and even on some of their family members.
Though his front leg drags along the ground, three-month-old Zeke is still playful and curious, running up to greet everyone around him. Now it’s up to the team at our Pet Health Centers to address Zeke’s medical condition, in order to prevent significant problems for him as he grows. It will require all our veterinary expertise, but we are determined for Zeke to have the active, happy life he deserves.
Blondie came through her FHO surgery well and received post-operative care in her foster home. Tiny but mighty, she was a trouper throughout her physical therapy, including leg massages, heat and ice compresses and motion exercises. Now this spunky girl is ready for a home of her very own.
Frankie is a powerful example of how medical intervention, combined with loving care, can transform the life of a rescue pet. When Frankie first arrived, she was laboring for every breath. Following her surgery to open up her nostrils and trim her soft palate, her breathing and energy level are much improved. Though she still occasionally snorts and still snores when she’s sleeping, Frankie is doing much better. Our Pet Health Centers team will reassess her in a few weeks, but they are hopeful that no additional therapy will be warranted.
When animals arrive to Animal League America, we don’t always know what they have endured. For 12-week-old Lab mix Strawberry, the exact cause of her trauma will remain a mystery, but we do know we’ll do everything in our power to help her.
Born without baby teeth, five-month-old Iris has learned to adapt to her unique medical disorder. Without surgery however, she faces significant health risks. With your help, we can ensure this sweet-natured girl will keep smiling.