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Help Me Heal®

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Help Me Heal®2021-09-08T09:02:43+00:00

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 Iris Heal

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. Read Full Story

More Help Me Heal Stories

Max is only a couple months old, but his heart is already having to work overtime to keep him alive. Diagnosed with a severe heart murmur, Max will require surgery to repair his congenital defect. Will you help us heal Max’s tender heart?
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Suffering from chronic ear infections, poor Brooklyn has been brought back into our care after several years with her adoptive family. Unfortunately, this sweet seven-year-old Boxer Mix started to have recurring ear infections. While Brooklyn was initially a playful and happy puppy, her pain and discomfort gradually worsened causing her behavior to change.
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Echo was full of surprises when she arrived as part of a recent puppy mill rescue. We could see from her outward appearance that there would be conditions in need of medical intervention. What we couldn't immediately see was that she was pregnant. After delivering a couple weeks early, three of her seven pups had the same congenital defect, and sadly did not survive. But Echo's resilient spirit spurred her on to continue to care for her remaining pups as they grow bigger and stronger every day.
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Tiny Hickory’s fight to survive began with his lifesaving rescue by our North Country Initiative Adirondack Cat Adoption Center in Warren County, NY, where they noticed he wasn’t breathing properly. First thought to be suffering from a diaphragmic hernia, Hickory was quickly transported to our AAHA-accredited Pet Health Centers for an evaluation by Chief of Veterinary Staff, Dr. Mark Verdino.
Unable to fully open her eyes, Jane doesn’t yet know the beauty to be seen in the world around her. This four-month-old, shy kitten was born with a medical condition that significantly impacts her vision. Thankfully, she has made her way into our hands at Animal League America.
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At North Shore Animal League America, we believe that every animal’s life is precious — no matter how big or small they are, or how severe the medical circumstances they face. Tiny George came to us late last year through our collaboration with Tennessee-based partner, Rescue Dog and End of Life Sanctuary. George faces a steep uphill battle to survive, but with your support of our Help Me Heal program, we will be able to get him the care he urgently needs.
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Catch up with Mercy from our Help Me Heal Program. After arriving last month with severely infected ears due to the inhumane practice of ear cropping, Mercy is recovering from her first surgery. Thanks to an amazing Foster family, this sweet girl is spending the holidays surrounded by love.
It’s been said that a good personality can mask a hidden pain. The same can be true for pets. Such is the case for Reese, a two-year-old Pittie mix who arrived on one of our emergency rescues from areas in Louisiana hit by Hurricane Ida. At first glance she is friendly and playful, but this sweet girl suffers from a congenital defect that could cause her pain for the rest of her life.
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Struggling under the weight of a severe allergic condition, nine-year-old Tito was surrendered by his owner. Though Tito arrived to North Shore Animal League America trembling and nervous, one look at his adorable and expressive face and you can see all the love and loyalty this sweet senior has left to give. We are Tito’s last hope and we won’t give up on him.
As Buster romps around like any puppy his age, he is blissfully unaware that without surgery, he will likely die from cardiac arrest. Fortunately, the veterinary team at North Shore Animal League America knows, and can help. Buster’s heart is in our hands — and yours. Together we can give this precious pup the care he needs to survive.