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North Shore Animal League


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2.7
Adoptable Pets in New York
25 Davis Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050

North Shore Animal League America, headquartered in Port Washington, NY, is the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. Since 1944, The League's mission has been saving the lives of pets through adoption, rescue, spay/neuter and advocacy initiatives. Every year, the League reaches across the country to rescue, nurture and adopt nearly 20,000 pets into happy and loving homes. To date, the League has placed close to 1 million puppies, kittens, cats and dogs into carefully screened homes. One of the first animal rescue agencies on the ground in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the League rescued more than 1400 pets from the region.
Feral Cat TNR Program
1.7
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
2.7
Rescue Groups
2.7
Foster Care
3.3
Comprehensive Adoption Programs
3.3
Pet Retention
3
Medical and Behavior Programs
2.3
Public Relations/Community Involvement
3
Volunteers
3.7
Proactive Redemptions
1.5
A Compassionate Director
2.5
Adoptable Pets in New York
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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Our golden Mastiff, Max (3 yrs) and his little companion, Lyric ( 11 mos) need a warm, loving home. They are kind and friendly dogs. We do not want them euthanized, so I pray someone can open their heart and home to them. Needs lots of TLC. [email protected]
posted by tsisaac2003, on 2017-11-26 02:09:57
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I am currently desperate to find someone or some group to take over a non-profit cat shelter. The gentleman who ran it past away September of last year. He left it in my care, however I am not financially able to continue operations. They have a 5 acre property with a 4 bedroom house, a 3 bedroom mobile home, 2 car garage, 2 sheds, a lot with water, sewage, and electrical hook up for a rental, and 2 large barns. The shelter's name is Tuffys Place Feline Sanctuary Inc. it is located in Afton, NY. In order to liquidate it I need to turn it over to another 501(c3) shelter. I am looking for a no kill shelter as Tuffys cats are lifetime residents. I'm thinking if the property sells I would be able to turn them over along with the proceeds. The property is in very good shape and the cats are well taken care of. However I need to find a no kill shelter. If I don't find a place soon the town will put the property up for auction and God knows what will happen to those cat's lives. Please someone help us. We need some kind of intervention. You can reach me ,Isabella, at 607-226-3218.
posted by (empty name), on 2016-07-24 04:21:28
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I agree with the woman who found the cat and no shelter would take it. That has been my experience with all the shelters I've contacted. I had a cat and was willing to surrender it. But all the shelters were very elusive. They just in the business of taking donations and not really providing the services animal lovers need.
posted by (empty name), on 2016-06-13 10:18:39
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Norhshore Animal League doesn't take back their adopted Animals . They, put you on a long waiting list . Hmmmm .... did they really do a Great Reference Check on Adopters if People want to return their Pets ? I think Not ! Plus, many of their Animals since they have this policy wind up in NYC ACC a Kill Shelter ! And, when called Northshore doesn't take the Animals back once in NYC ACC ? So, many Animals Northshore Adopted out get Killed at NYC ACC . Oh, they bring in Animals Puppies & Kittens from down South . When, thousands of Animals need Homes in NYS and are at HIGH risk to be Killed . So, the get an F Rating from me and 100's of Thousands Animal Advocates from NYC plus all over the USA !
posted by JudeStarr, on 2016-03-05 11:36:06
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You all suck!!!!! I called several shelters and no one wants to take a cat that I FOUND IN MY BACKYARD on one of the COLDEST days of the year -8 degrees. If I had a BIG FAT CHECK for DONATION you would take it with NO PROBLEM. Well, why can't you take this poor defenseless cat??? You Should All Be Ashamed of yourselves
posted by mommiesguilty, on 2015-02-18 13:14:14
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Impportant work to be done but should not have directors that generate enormous salaries for a not-for- profit agency such as yourselves. I am going to support other state non-kill shelters in the future.
posted by skramerson, on 2013-09-18 10:03:42