//Donor Impact Report 2021
Donor Impact Report 20212021-11-18T16:53:50-04:00

Donor support fuels our lifesaving mission. The longest-running, no-kill animal rescue and adoption facility in the world, we are able to advance the four key pillars of our work — Rescue, Nurture, Adopt, and Educate — thanks to your generosity.

Since our earliest days, we have been a no-kill facility.

During the pandemic in 2020, we continued our rescue missions, bringing in more than 4,000 animals locally, nationally, and internationally. Each rescue was planned to be safe for our staff, the other shelters/rescuers, and the animals.

Our Emergency Rescue team coordinated with shelter partners and responded quickly to assist during Hurricanes Laura, Delta, and Ida. Working with Paws4Life, more than 1,300 animals were brought on our Mobile Rescue Units to the safety of our campus.

In a single year, our medical staff performed 58,000 exams, 4,441 spay/neuter procedures, and vaccinated 65,000 animals. The Freed Special Recovery Center treated more than 1,000 animals suffering from extremely dangerous conditions; requiring a total of 13,413 days of hospitalization.

Since 2019, Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center has provided a natural, cage-free environment where cats and kittens — rescued from all kinds of backgrounds, including hoarding situations — can acclimate. The cat-centric atmosphere enables cats to become more comfortable and allows their true natures to emerge.

Our network of foster care families provided special care to more than 600 animals in 2020.

North Shore Animal League America is the proven leader in number of adoptions each year among all U.S. animal shelter organizations.

Each year we find homes for more than 10,000 pets from our Adoption Center in NY, and facilitate over 50,000 adoptions around the country working with our network of over 2,000 shelter partners.

Our North Country Initiative (NCI) Adirondack Cat Adoption Center in Warren County, NY has made a significant impact on the lives of homeless felines in the Adirondack region — facilitating the adoption of nearly 2,000 felines since 2015 — and continues to reduce the overpopulation and suffering of feral cats through its community spay/neuter programs.

The Mutt-i-grees® Curriculum program reaches across the U.S. and Canada. With a focus on the plight of homeless animals and the importance of adoption, the Curriculum bridges humane education with social emotional learning to build resiliency and compassion in the next generation.

The Mutt-i-grees National Student Ambassador program recognizes exceptional students who advocate for, and help raise awareness of, homeless animals. A growing numbers of schools are including Mutt-i-grees School Dogs to engage and support both students and teachers. We have worked with hundreds of schools to provide best practices and protocols on incorporating a rescue dog into daily school routines.

83 cents of every dollar spent goes directly to helping homeless animals. Your gift supports vital program services including initial rescue, medical care, and socialization for every dog and cat.

Learn more at animalleague.org/financials.