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Who We Are

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Who We Are2019-07-23T09:05:17+00:00

Since 1944, North Shore Animal League America has been saving the lives of defenseless dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens — over 1,000,000 to date.

Our Mission:

Rescue. Nurture. Adopt. Educate.

Our Vision:

A future in which all companion animals find responsible, loving homes where they are free from abuse, hunger, fear, and loneliness and receive the care and respect they deserve.

What We Value:

  • The inherent worth of all companion animals.
  • The principles and goals of the no-kill movement, which we’ve pioneered since our founding in 1944.
  • The richness and complexity of the human-animal bond.
  • The power of humane education, which is the heart of our Mutt-i-grees Curriculum.
  • Our global network of rescue partners with whom we share our decades of experience and expertise.
  • The generous support of friends and donors who make our work possible.
  • Honesty, diversity, integrity, transparency, sustainability, and innovation.

Our Story

As a pioneer in no-kill, we are proud of our history.

See Our Impact

Over 1 million animals saved and counting.

Meet Our Team

Meet our passionate people on a life-saving mission.

What is No-Kill?

What does no-kill mean and why is it our mission?

Our National Spokeperson

Volunteer, Foster Parent, and National Spokesperson, Beth Stern.

Our Partners

Collaborating with corporate and shelter partners, rescue groups, and celebrity ambassadors to save lives.

Join Our Team

We’re always looking for talented and caring individuals.

Financial Information

Animal League America is a certified 501[C]3 not-for-profit, charitable corporation.

Position Statements

Our organization prides itself on taking a position on critical issues among the animal welfare spectrum.