Founded in 1944, North Shore Animal League America has grown into the world’s largest, most comprehensive, rescue and adoption organization. View our timeline to see how far our little shelter has come.
Our Life Saving Lineage
Stand With Us!
Our petition against the Yulin (China) Dog Meat “Festival” generates nearly 60,000 signatures from around the world. In addition, our International Rescue Program transports 16 dogs from the horrors of the Yulin (China) Dog Meat “Festival” to the safety of our Adoption Center. We also continue to rescue from Thailand.
New LaRocca Dog Park Opens
Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center Opens
Beth Stern, National Spokesperson, Foster Parent, and Board Member, cut the ribbon officially opening the cage-free Bianca’s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. Beth is joined by (from left to right) Joanne Yohannan, Senior Vice President of Operations, Billy Joel, husband Howard Stern, Rachael Ray and John Cusimano, and J. John Stevenson, President & CEO.
Coronavirus Pandemic Sweeps through New York
Animal League America responded to the COVID-19 health crisis by instituting social distancing, requiring staff and adopters to wear masks on the campus, processing adoption applications via zoom and phone, and conducting adoptions by appointment only. The Pet Health Centers used a drive-up service to drop off sick pets to see the veterinarians.
A Virtual Celebration of Rescue
First-ever Virtual Celebration of Rescue was held and raised nearly $300,000 for homeless animals. The celebration, which featured celebrity guests and an online auction, showcased compelling rescues, inspiring stories of animals overcoming adversity, the dedication of our frontline workers in our Adoption Centers during the global pandemic.