Since 1944, North Shore Animal League America has been saving the lives of innocent dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens — over 1,000,000 to date.
Located in Port Washington, New York, the shelter is not only a facilitNorth Shore Animal League America is the world’s largest no-kill animal recue and adoption organization. Open since 1944, the organization has saved the lives of over 1,000,000 cats, dogs, kittens and puppies.y for animal rescue and adoption; it is also a leading advocate for the no-kill movement, which emphasizes rehabilitating animals instead of euthanizing them. The center continues to innovate in how to best care for animals in hopes of creating a more sustainable future for all pets.
With some great accomplishments already under their belt, North Shore Animal League America is ready to save even more animals’ lives with their newest campaign, #GetYourRescueOn.
North Shore Animal League America explains their goal in their vision, which states:
“To put an end to animal cruelty and euthanasia and to create a world in which all companion animals find compassionate, permanent homes.”
The incredible organization has attracted a slew of supporters, including some notable celebrities, such as:
- Beth Stern: Beth is the wife of popular radio personality Howard Stern. She has taken on the role of spokesperson for the Animal league. Beth, clearly an animal lover, has adopted numerous pets from the shelter, including Apple, Walter, Leon Bear, Charlie Boy, Bella and Yoda. In addition, she has made numerous televised appearances promoting the organization and even ran a 26.2-mile marathon to save animals’ lives.
- Taryn Manning: The star of the Netflix hit series Orange is the New Black recently visited the North Shore Animal League America shelter and ended up falling in love and taking home a precious black cat named Thunderbird.
- Tyra Banks: Tyra Banks is a well-known supermodel and driving force behind numerous Television shows, includingAmerica’s Next Top Model. She featured the North Shore shelter on her reality TV show True Beauty. On the show, contestants were able to show their compassionate side by helping prepare numerous of the pets at the shelter for adoption. The star also featured the segment on her TV talk show Tyra, giving further publicity to the great cause.
- Martha Stewart: Martha Stewart is a successful businesswoman, writer, TV star, who has established her own lifestyle brand. In 2010, Martha Stewart teamed up with numerous shelters, including North Shore Animal League America, and embarked on the “Purina ONE Tour for Heroes,” where they encouraged people to be “heroes” in the lives of shelter animals. The final stop of the tour was actually held at the North Shore shelter in New York.
- Billy Joel: Billy Joel is a legendary pianist, singer and composer, who became known for his hit song “Piano Man.” In 2014, Billy teamed up with Howard and Beth Stern to raise money for NSALA. The singer put on a “birthday concert,” where all the proceeds went to the Animal League. In addition, Billy hosted a mobile unit that allowed fans to adopt some of the shelter’s animals that desperately needed a forever home.